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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 ...
Biochemical investigation of anti-cancer activity of Tulbaghia violacea
Natural products have been a source of many pharmaceutical drugs and a number of drugs that are currently used in the treatment of cancer are derivatives of compounds originally isolated from natural products. There is ...
Chemical and biological evaluation of palythoa tuberculosa collected from the red sea
(University of the Western Cape, 2015)
A chemical study on the total extract of the zoanthid Palythoa tuberculosa, collected from the Red Sea, resulted in the isolation of seven polyhydroxylated sterols viz: palysterols A-G, six of which are new. Their chemical ...
Screening of natural products and alkylating agents for antineoplastic activity
Apoptosis is a process in which a cell programmes its own death. It is a highly organized physiological mechanism in which injured or damaged cells are destroyed. Apart from physiological stimuli however, exogenous factors ...
Development and characterization of pro-apoptotic drug candidates for anticancer drug discovery
Cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. According to the WHO, cancer accounted for 7.4 million deaths world wide in 2004. The metallo-compound cisplatin has been used for years as an effective antitumor ...