Recent studies on the anticancer activities of mistletoe (VISCUM ALBUM) and its alkaloids
Journal/Book: Oncology 43: suppl. 1, 42-50. 1986;
Abstract: Detailed methods for in vitro/in vivo evaluation of anticancer drugs,with special reference to mistletoe extracts, have been reviewed.Mistletoe extracts have been shown to possess significant antitumoractivity, in vivo, against murine tumors, Lewis lung carcinoma, colonadenocarcinoma 38 and C3H mammary adenocarcinoma 16/C. Methods for theextraction of biologically active alkaloids from mistletoe and theiranticancer activities are presented. The possible origin of alkaloids inmistletoe plants, and their contributions towards a mechanism ofanticancer activities of mistletoe extracts, are proposed. Author.
Keyword(s): ALKALOIDS/ PD (pharmacology)