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Cancer Cell International 1/2012

Algae extracts and methyl jasmonate anti-cancer activities in prostate cancer: choreographers of ‘the dance macabre’

Cancer Cell International > Ausgabe 1/2012
Ammad Ahmad Farooqi, Ghazala Butt, Zubia Razzaq
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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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AAF, GB and ZR drafted different portions of the manuscript. AAF designed the figure. All authors have reviewed the manuscript and agreed with its contents.


There is an overwhelmingly increasing trend of analysis of naturally occurring ingredients in treatment of prostate cancer. Substantial fraction of information has been added that highlights activity at various levels and steps of deregulated cellular proliferation, metastasis and apoptosis. Among such ingredients, algae extracts and jasmonates are documented to have anti-cancer activity in vitro and in vivo and induce growth inhibition in cancer cells, while leaving the non-transformed cells intact. In this short review we outline systematically, how these ingredients predispose prostate cancer cells to undergo apoptosis.
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