Accession Number:

ADA413603

Title:

The Discovery of New Antimicrotubule Agents from Hawaiian, Polynesian, and Asian Ethnobotanical Sources

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 25 Aug 1997-30 Nov 2001

Corporate Author:

HAWAII UNIV HONOLULU

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

An extract library of 79O extracts of higher plants has been prepared. Plants were selected for extraction based on ethnobotanical information indicating use in cancer therapy in the traditional medical systems of societies of the Pacific Rim. Extracts were tested for cytotoxicity in drug-sensitive and drug-resistant breast cancer cell lines and in mechanism-based as says for activity against the cytoskeleton, specifically microtubules and microfilaments. Selected extracts that showed activity in any of the assays were investigated by bioassay-guided fractionation to isolate the active principles and to establish their chemical structures.

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE