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Apoptotic Effects of Chrysin in Human Cancer Cell Lines
AbstractChrysin is a natural flavonoid currently under investigation due to its important biological anti-cancer properties. In most of the cancer cells tested, chrysin has shown to inhibit proliferation and induce apoptosis, and is more potent than other tested flavonoids in leukemia cells, where chrysin is likely to act via activation of caspases and inactivation of Akt signaling in the cells. Moreover, structure-activity relationships have revealed that the chemical structure of chrysin meets the key structural requirements of flavonoids for potent cytotoxicity in leukemia cells. It is possible that combination therapy or modified chrysin could be more potent than single-agent use or administration of unmodified chrysin. This study may help to develop ways of improving the effectiveness of chrysin in the treatment of leukemia and other human cancers in vitro.
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Khoo, B.Y.; Chua, S.L.; Balaram, P. Apoptotic Effects of Chrysin in Human Cancer Cell Lines. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11, 2188-2199.View more citation formats
Khoo BY, Chua SL, Balaram P. Apoptotic Effects of Chrysin in Human Cancer Cell Lines. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2010; 11(5):2188-2199.Chicago/Turabian Style
Khoo, Boon Yin; Chua, Siang Ling; Balaram, Prabha. 2010. "Apoptotic Effects of Chrysin in Human Cancer Cell Lines." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 11, no. 5: 2188-2199.