Preliminary antiproliferative effects of some species of Terminalia, Combretum and Pteleopsis collected in Tanzania on some human cancer cell lines.

@article{Fyhrquist2006PreliminaryAE,
  title={Preliminary antiproliferative effects of some species of Terminalia, Combretum and Pteleopsis collected in Tanzania on some human cancer cell lines.},
  author={P Fyhrquist and Leonard B. Mwasumbi and Pia Vuorela and Heikki Vuorela and Raimo Hiltunen and C. P. Murphy and Herman C Adlercreutz},
  journal={Fitoterapia},
  year={2006},
  volume={77 5},
  pages={
          358-66
        }
}
Methanolic extracts (25 microug/ml) of species belonging to the genera of Combretum, Terminalia and Pteleopsis, collected during a field expedition in Tanzania in 1999, were screened for their antiproliferative and cytotoxic effects against three human cancer cell lines (HeLa, cervical carcinoma; T 24, bladder carcinoma; and MCF 7, breast carcinoma). A leaf extract of Combretum fragrans and a fruit extract of C. zeyheri gave the strongest antiproliferative and cytotoxic effects of all the… CONTINUE READING

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