Absence of tumor growth stimulation in a panel of 16 human tumor cell lines by mistletoe extracts in vitro.


Extracts of Viscum album (mistletoe) are widely used as complementary cancer therapies in Europe. The mistletoe lectins have been identified as the main active principle of mistletoe extracts. They have been shown to exhibit cytotoxic effects as well as immunomodulatory activities. The latter is exemplified by induction of cytokine secretion and increased… (More)


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