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Current Nutraceuticals


ISSN (Print): 2665-9786
ISSN (Online): 2665-9794

Research Article

Anticancer Potential of Lepidium Sativum Seeds Aqueous Extract on the Azoxymethane/ Dextran Sulfate Sodium-Induced Colon Cancer In vivo

Author(s): Nahed Ahmed Hussien* and Ghazwaa Awad Alsulami

Volume 2 , Issue 1 , 2021

Published on: 28 September, 2020

Page: [78 - 88] Pages: 11

DOI: 10.2174/2665978601999200928212236


Background: Colon cancer is responsible for increasing the death rate worldwide. Commonly used anticancer drugs have various side effects and their clinical usage must be restricted due to their toxicity.

Objective: The present research aimed to evaluate the anticancer potential of Lepidium sativum L. (LS) seeds aqueous extract against azoxymethane/dextran sodium sulfate (AOM/DSS) inducedcolon cancer in male albino mice.

Methods: Low (200 mg/kg) and high (400 mg/kg) doses of LS seeds extract were used to treat induced colon cancer in different stages.

Results: The present results report that LS treatment for mice with colon cancer especially in high dose, decreases colon polyps/tumor incidence and size, tissues disorder, expression of P53 and increases apoptosis in colon tissue. Moreover, LS decreases micronucleus induction in polychromatic (PCE), increases PCE/normochromatic erythrocytes ratio and decreases the percentage of sperm abnormalities.

Conclusion: The present study reports anticancer potential of LS for induced colorectal cancer mice by ameliorating the inflammatory steps of colon.

Keywords: Lepidium sativum, colitis, colorectal cancer, azoxymethane, dextran sodium sulfate, male albino mice.

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