The cytotoxicity of methyl protodioscin against human cancer cell lines in vitro.


Methyl protodioscin (NSC-698790) was a furostanol saponin isolated from the rhizome of Dioscorea collettii var. hypoglauca (Dioscoreaceae), a Chinese herbal remedy for the treatment of cervical carcinoma, carcinoma of the urinary bladder, and renal tumors for centuries. To systematically evaluate its potential anticancer activity, methyl protodioscin was… (More)


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