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Anticancer activity of Sargassum oligocystum water extract against human cancer cell lines
European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences (2010)
  • Keivan Zandi, University of Malaya
Abstract
Background and Objectives: Antitumor drug resistance and side effects of antitumor compounds are the most common problems in medicine. Therefore, finding new antitumor agents with low side effects could be interesting. This study was designed to assay antitumor activity of the extract from brown alga Sargassum oligocystum, gathered from Persian Gulf seashore, against K562 and Daudi human cancer cell lines. Materials and Methods: The research was performed as an in vitro study. The effect of the alga extract on proliferation of cell lines were measured by two methods: MTT assay and trypan blue exclusion test. Results and Conclusion: The most effective antitumor activity has been shown at concentrations 500 mu g/ml and 400 mu g/ml of the alga extract against Daudi and K562 cell lines, respectively. The results showed that the extracts of brown alga Sargassum oligocystum have remarkable antitumor activity against K562 and Daudi cell lines. It is justified to be suggested for further research such as algal extract fractionation and purification and in vivo studies in order to formulate natural compounds with antitumor activities.
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Publication Date
August, 2010
Citation Information
Keivan Zandi. "Anticancer activity of Sargassum oligocystum water extract against human cancer cell lines" European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences Vol. 14 Iss. 8 (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/keivan_zandi/2/