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Antimicrobial and Cytotoxic Activity of the Extracts of Khat Callus Cultures

@inproceedings{Elhag1999AntimicrobialAC,
  title={Antimicrobial and Cytotoxic Activity of the Extracts of Khat Callus Cultures},
  author={H. M. Elhag and J. S. Mossa and M. El-Olemy},
  year={1999}
}
Khat, (Catha edulis Forssk., Celastraceae) is an evergreen tree indigenous to East Africa and Yemen. The fresh young leaves are commonly chewed, known as the Khat habit, to alleviate hunger and to produce stimulating effects (CNS). Such effects were shown to be due to phenylalkylamine alkaloids, primarily cathinone (Kalix 1990; Crombie et al. 1990). Habitual use of khat is often associated with social and medical problems (Shadan and Shellard 1972). Previous work on khat cultures, in our… Expand

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