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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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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 03:18
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2017 23:36

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