Isolation and characterization of an anticancer catechol compound from Semecarpus anacardium.

  title={Isolation and characterization of an anticancer catechol compound from Semecarpus anacardium.},
  author={P. K. Nair and S. Melnick and S. Wnuk and M. Rapp and E. Escalon and C. Ramachandran},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  volume={122 3},
  • P. K. Nair, S. Melnick, +3 authors C. Ramachandran
  • Published 2009
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of ethnopharmacology
  • ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE The fruits and seeds of Semecarpus anacardium are used widely for the treatment of human cancers and other diseases in the Ayurvedic and Sidda systems of medicine in India. AIM OF THE STUDY The principal aim of this investigation was to isolate and characterize the anticancer compound from the kernel of Semecarpus anacardium nut. MATERIALS AND METHODS The bioactivity-tailored isolation and detailed chemical characterization were used to identify the active… CONTINUE READING
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