Antimutagenicity, antioxidant activity and cytotoxicity of n-tetracosanol, eiocosanoic acid and arjunolic acid isolated from Combretum microphyllum (Combretaceae)

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)

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Background: Mutations play a major role in the pathogenesis and development ofseveral chronic degenerative diseases including cancer. It follows, therefore thatantimutagenic compound may inhibit the pathological process resulting from exposureto mutagens. Investigation of the antimutagenic potential of traditional medicinal plantsand compounds isolated from plant extracts provides one of the tools that can be usedin the identification of compounds with potential cancer chemopreventive properties.The aim of this study was to isolate and characterise the compounds responsible forthe antimutag…

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