Cytotoxic and Apoptotic Potential of Rheum turkestanicum Janisch Root Extract on Human Cancer and Normal Cells

@inproceedings{Shiezadeh2013CytotoxicAA,
  title={Cytotoxic and Apoptotic Potential of Rheum turkestanicum Janisch Root Extract on Human Cancer and Normal Cells },
  author={Farideh Shiezadeh and Seyed Mohammad Hadi Mousavi and Mohammad Sadegh Amiri and Mehrdad Iranshahi and Zahra Tayarani-Najaran and Gholamreza Karimi},
  booktitle={Iranian journal of pharmaceutical research : IJPR},
  year={2013}
}
Rheum turkestanicum Janischew. (Polygonaceae) is a plant that grows in central Asia and in north-east of Iran. Traditionally, people use roots of R. turkestanicum as an anti-diabetic and anti-hypertensive as well as anticancer agent. In this study the cytotoxicity and apoptogenic properties of ethyl acetate (EtOAc), n-hexane and H2O extracts from Rheum turkestanicum Janischew. (Polygonaceae) root were determined against HeLa and MCF-7 cell lines and human blood lymphocytes. Malignant and non… CONTINUE READING

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