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Cytotoxic and pro-oxidative effects of Imperata cylindrica aerial part ethyl acetate extract in colorectal cancer in vitro

Research paper by Amy Ho Yan Kwok, Yan Wang, Wing Shing Ho

Indexed on: 18 Mar '16Published on: 03 Mar '16Published in: Phytomedicine



Abstract

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer. Its global incidence and mortality have been on the rise. Recent strategy of therapies has involved the use of non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs and cyclooxygenase-selective inhibitors. Aerial parts of Imperata cylindrical L. Raeusch (IMP) have been used as an anti-inflammatory agent in traditional Chinese medicine.

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