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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2010 | Volume: 13 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 148-151
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2010.148.151
 
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Anticancer Activity Test for Extracts of Sarang Semut Plant (Myrmecodya pendens) to HeLa and MCM-B2 Cells
A. Soeksmanto, M.A. Subroto, H. Wijaya and P. Simanjuntak

Abstract:
The aim of this study is to investigate anticancer activity of methanol extract (ethylacetate, n-buthanol and water partitions) and water extract from Sarang semut (local name), Myrmecodya pendens which is one of Rubiaceae family. Within Papua area (Indonesia), this medicinal plant has been used traditionally as alternative treatment for ulcer, tumor and cancer. In this study, the extracts of this plant were tested for their activities in some cancer cells (HeLa and MCM-B2 cell). The result showed that water extract of this plant has better anti cancer activity compared to other extracts. The IC50 value of water extract A is 27.61 ppm (HeLa) and 54.57 ppm (MCM-B2), while water extract B is 29.36 ppm (HeLa) and 74.20 ppm (MCM-B2). Our study concluded that polar extract (water) exhibited higher anticancer activity than non-polar extracts (ethylacetate and n-buthanol).
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How to cite this article:

A. Soeksmanto, M.A. Subroto, H. Wijaya and P. Simanjuntak, 2010. Anticancer Activity Test for Extracts of Sarang Semut Plant (Myrmecodya pendens) to HeLa and MCM-B2 Cells. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 13: 148-151.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2010.148.151

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2010.148.151

 
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