Assessment of antiproliferative and antiplasmodial activities of five selected Apocynaceae species

@inproceedings{Wong2011AssessmentOA,
  title={Assessment of antiproliferative and antiplasmodial activities of five selected Apocynaceae species},
  author={Swee Kiong Wong and Yau Yan Lim and Noorlidah Abdullah and Fariza Juliana Nordin},
  booktitle={BMC complementary and alternative medicine},
  year={2011}
}
BackgroundStudies have shown that the barks and roots of some Apocynaceae species have anticancer and antimalarial properties. In this study, leaf extracts of five selected species of Apocynaceae used in traditional medicine (Alstonia angustiloba, Calotropis gigantea, Dyera costulata, Kopsia fruticosa and Vallaris glabra) were assessed for antiproliferative (APF) and antiplasmodial (APM) activities, and analysed for total alkaloid content (TAC), total phenolic content (TPC) and radical… CONTINUE READING
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