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Anticancer activities of constituents of kava (Piper methysticum)

Tabudravu, Jioji N. and Jaspars , M. (2005) Anticancer activities of constituents of kava (Piper methysticum). The South Pacific Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences, 23 . pp. 26-29. ISSN 1838-837X

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    Abstract

    Crude extracts of kava (Piper methysticum G. Forster, Piperaceae) showed good activity against ovarian tumour and leukaemia cancer cell lines. Bioassay-guided isolation resulted in the isolation of six known kava lactones and two flavokavains. The structure of the compounds were elucidated by spectroscopic techniques and by comparison with data in the literature.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Kava, Piper methysticum, Piperaceae, Lactones, Toxicity, Bioassay, Ovarian tumour, Leukaemia, NMR..
    Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
    R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
    Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > Institute of Applied Science
    Depositing User: Repo Editor
    Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2017 15:18
    Last Modified: 04 Jul 2017 11:36
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/9926
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