Anti-cancer Potential of Phyto-alkaloids: A Prospective Review

Author(s): Sumaira Khattak, Haroon Khan.

Journal Name: Current Cancer Therapy Reviews

Volume 12 , Issue 1 , 2016

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Cancer is characterized as the second leading cause of death worldwide despite several therapies. In this regard, numerous researchers around the world are working on synthetic and natural products for the discovery of novel effective anticancer agents. Plants have been used in the treatment of various diseases and they have also shown tremendous potential in the treatment of cancer. This mini review has focused on the plant-based alkaloids, isolated from various parts of plants. These anticancer compounds have been found to be active against various types of cancer cells. Further research in this area may lead to better and effective anticancer agents.

Keywords: Anticancer, plant-alkaloids, possible mechanisms.

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VOLUME: 12
ISSUE: 1
Year: 2016
Page: [66 - 75]
Pages: 10
DOI: 10.2174/1573394712666160617081638

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