Cytotoxicity, apoptosis and DNA damage induced by Alpinia galanga rhizome extract.

@article{Muangnoi2007CytotoxicityAA,
  title={Cytotoxicity, apoptosis and DNA damage induced by Alpinia galanga rhizome extract.},
  author={P Muangnoi and M Lu and J Lee and Apanchanid Thepouyporn and Razmik Mirzayans and X Chris Le and M Weinfeld and Supranee Changbumrung},
  journal={Planta medica},
  year={2007},
  volume={73 8},
  pages={748-54}
}
Alpinia galanga, or galangal, has been a popular condiment used in Thai and Asian cuisine for many years. However, relatively little is known of the potential beneficial or adverse health effects of this spice. This study was conducted to analyze the capacity of galangal extract to induce cytotoxicity and DNA damage in six different human cell lines including normal and p53-inactive fibroblasts, normal epithelial and tumour mammary cells and a lung adenocarcinoma cell line. We deliberately… CONTINUE READING