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Prevention of 20-methylcholanthrene-induced sarcoma by a mistletoe extract, Iscador

Girija Kuttan, Lata G. Menon and Ramadasan Kuttan

in Carcinogenesis

Volume 17, issue 5, pages 1107-1109
Published in print May 1996 | ISSN: 0143-3334
e-ISSN: 1460-2180 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/carcin/17.5.1107
Prevention of 20-methylcholanthrene-induced sarcoma by a mistletoe extract, Iscador

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Iscador, an extract from the semi-parasitic plant Viscum album, was found to inhibit 20-methylcholanthrene-induced carcinogenesis in mice. Intraperitoneal administration of Iscador (1 mg/dose) twice weekly for 15 weeks could completely inhibit 20-methylcholanthrene-induced sarcoma in mice and protect these animals from tumour-induced death. Iscador was found to be effective even at lowered doses. After administration of 0.166, 0.0166 and 0.00166 mg/dose 67, 50 and 17% of animals respectively did not develop sarcoma.

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Subjects: Clinical Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics

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