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Effect of cissampelos capensis rhizome extract on human sperm capacitation and acrosome reaction
Cissampelos capensis, is commonly known by the Afrikaans name ‟dawidjies” or ‟dawidjieswortel”. C. capensis is the most important and best known medicinal plant of the family Menispermaceae used by the Khoisan and other ...
The integrated effects of selected inducers of endoplasmic reticulum stress, the unfolded protein response and apoptosis on P-Glycoprotein mediated drug resistance in MCF-7 breast carcinoma cells
(University of the Western Cape, 2015)
Purpose: One of the leading causes of death reported in women worldwide is breast cancer. Manytumours, including breast cancer, associated with poor prognosis, have received a renewed focus and increased perspective with ...
The in vitro effects of nicotine and selected antibiotics, tunicamycin and thapsigargin on human Breast carcinoma (mcf-7) cells.
(University of the Western Cape, 2012)
Cancer is defined as the abnormal growth of genetically mutated or perturbant cells. Nicotine is a known cancer promoter and an apoptotic suppressor. This alkaloid acts on the nicotinic acetylcholine receptors which affects ...
The effects of various combinations of different classes of anticancer drugs and tyrosine kinase inhibitors on the human MCF-7 breast carcinoma cell line
(University of the Western Cape, 2014)
This study investigated the effects of TKIs on the growth and proliferation of MCF-7 breast carcinoma cells in culture. MCF-7 cells were exposed to different concentrations of TKIs alone and in combination with each other. ...
Effect of Eurycoma longifolia (Tongkat Ali) on the prostate cancer cell line LNCaP
Eurycoma Longfolia Jack, also known as Tongkat Ali (TA) is a tropical plant belonging to the family of Simaroubaceae is widely distributed in South East Asian countries. The extracts of TA have been proven to have ...