In the present work, aqueous and alcoholic extracts of Viscum album young leaves and branches were evaluated, in order to identify the most relevant constituents that confirm its biological activity. GC-MS was the employed technique used for separation and identification of the extracted components. Both extracts revealed the presence of important terpenoids, fatty acids and natural antioxidants such as vitamin E. The antiproliferative potential of the obtained extracts was also investigated on neoplastic cell lines, HepG2 and MCF-7. The alcoholic extract was more efficient and proved a significant cytotoxic effect at a concentration of 75 mg/mL, but inhibition of cell proliferation was also observed when the aqueous extract was used.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
- Cell proliferation
- Viscum album
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)