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Anticancer Activity of Essential Oils: Targeting of Protein Networks in Cancer Cells

  • Aras, Aliye (Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Istanbul University) ;
  • Iqbal, Muhammed Javed (Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Gujrat) ;
  • Naqvi, Syed Kamran-Ul-Hassan (COMSATS Institute of Information Technology) ;
  • Gercek, Yusuf Can (Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Istanbul University) ;
  • Boztas, Kadir (Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Istanbul University) ;
  • Gasparri, Maria Luisa (Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Sapienza University of Rome) ;
  • Shatynska-Mytsyk, Iryna (Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Therapy Department, Lviv National Medical University) ;
  • Fayyaz, Sundas (Laboratory for Translational Oncology and Personalized Medicine, Rashid Latif Medical College) ;
  • Farooqi, Ammad Ahmad (Laboratory for Translational Oncology and Personalized Medicine, Rashid Latif Medical College)
  • Published : 2014.10.23

Abstract

Cancer is a multifaceted and genomically complex disease and research over decades has gradually and sequentially shown that essential biological mechanisms including cell cycle arrest and apoptosis are deregulated. The benefits of essential oils from different plants have started to gain appreciation as evidenced by data obtained from cancer cell lines and xenografted mice. Encouraging results obtained from preclinical studies have attracted considerable attention and various phytochemicals have entered into clinical trials.

Keywords

Essential oils;cancer;apoptosis;signaling

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