Effect of phenylalanine on Taxol production and antioxidant activity of extracts of suspension-cultured hazel (Corylus avellana L.) cells

@article{Bemani2012EffectOP,
  title={Effect of phenylalanine on Taxol production and antioxidant activity of extracts of suspension-cultured hazel (Corylus avellana L.) cells},
  author={Ebrahim Bemani and Faezeh Ghanati and Ayatollah Rezaei and Mitra Jamshidi},
  journal={Journal of Natural Medicines},
  year={2012},
  volume={67},
  pages={446-451}
}
Taxol is produced by a few microorganisms and plants such as yew (Taxus sp.). Recent researches have shown that hazel (Corylus avellana L.) is also able to produce Taxol. In the present study, effects of different concentrations of phenylalanine (Phe) on the production of Taxol, antioxidant activity, and cytotoxic effects of extracts of suspension-cultured hazel cells were investigated. The cells were treated with different concentrations of Phe on day 7 of subculture and were harvested on day… 

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