Anti-neoplastic effect of halocynthiaxanthin, a metabolite of fucoxanthin.

@article{Nishino1992AntineoplasticEO,
  title={Anti-neoplastic effect of halocynthiaxanthin, a metabolite of fucoxanthin.},
  author={Hoyoku Nishino and Miyuki Tsushima and Toshiyuki Matsuno and Yutaka Tanaka and Jyunichi Okuzumi and Michiaki Murakoshi and Yoshiko Satomi and Junko Takayasu and Haruhiko Tokuda and Akiko Nishino},
  journal={Anti-cancer drugs},
  year={1992},
  volume={3 5},
  pages={493-7}
}
We have reported that fucoxanthin, a natural carotenoid, inhibited the growth of human neuroblastoma GOTO cells. In the present study, we show that a metabolite of fucoxanthin, halocynthiaxanthin, which is isolated from sea squirt Halocynthia roretzi, has a more potent inhibitory effect. Halocynthiaxanthin (5 micrograms/ml) caused complete suppression of… CONTINUE READING