Inhibitory effects of α-pinene on hepatoma carcinoma cell proliferation.

  title={Inhibitory effects of α-pinene on hepatoma carcinoma cell proliferation.},
  author={Wei-qiang Chen and Bin Xu and Jian-Wen Mao and Feng-xiang Wei and Ming Li and Tao Liu and Xiao-bao Jin and Lirong Zhang},
  journal={Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP},
  volume={15 7},
BACKGROUND Pine needle oil from crude extract of pine needles has anti-tumor effects, but the effective component is not known. METHODS In the present study, compounds from a steam distillation extract of pine needles were isolated and characterized. Alpha-pinene was identified as an active anti-proliferative compound on hepatoma carcinoma BEL-7402 cells… CONTINUE READING