Antitumor activity of four macrocyclic ellagitannins from Cuphea hyssopifolia

Ching Chiung Wang, Lih Geeng Chen, Ling-Ling Yang

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻文章同行評審

51 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)


We evaluated the antitumor activities of four macrocyclic hydrolyzable tannin dimers, cuphiin D1, cuphiin D2, oenothein B and woodfordin C isolated from Cuphea hyssopifolia (Lythraceae). All significantly inhibited the growth of the human carcinoma cell lines KB, HeLa, DU-145, Hep 3B, and the leukemia cell line HL-60, and showed less cytotoxicity than adriamycin against a normal cell line (WISH). All four compounds inhibited the viability of S-180 tumor cells in an in vitro assay and an in vivo S-180 tumor-bearing ICR mice model. Oenothein B demonstrated the greatest cytotoxicity (IC50=11.4 μg/ml) against S-180 tumor cells in culture, while cuphiin D1 resulted in the greatest increase in survival on S-180 tumor-bearing mice (%ILS=84.1%). Our findings suggest that the antitumor effects of these compounds are not only related to their cytotoxicity on carcinoma cell lines, but also depended on a host-mediated mechanism; they may therefore have potential for antitumor applications. Copyright (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd.

頁(從 - 到)195-200
期刊Cancer Letters
出版狀態已發佈 - 6月 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 腫瘤科
  • 癌症研究


深入研究「Antitumor activity of four macrocyclic ellagitannins from Cuphea hyssopifolia」主題。共同形成了獨特的指紋。