Procedia Chemistry, 2015, Vol.14, pp.465-468
Previous study showed that kaffir lime leaf contains alkaloid, flavonoid, terpenoid, tannin and saponin. The objective of this study was to examine the cytotoxic effect of kaffir lime leaf extract on cervical cancer and neuroblastoma cell lines. The method used for this research to determine cell viability was an 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay. Results showed that an ethyl acetate extract had an IC50 for HeLa cells, UKF-NB3, IMR-5 and SK-N-AS parental cells of 40.7 μg · mL , 28.4 μg · mL , 14.1 μg · mL , and 25.2 μg · mL respectively. Furthermore, the IC50 of chloroform extracts for HeLa cells, UKF-NB3, IMR-5 and SK-N-AS parental were 17.6 μg · mL , 18.9 μg · mL , 6.4 μg · mL , and 9.4 μg · mL respectively. These data showed that kaffir lime extract reduces the viability of cervical and neuroblastoma cell lines and may have potential as anti-cancer compounds.
Cervical Cancer ; Kaffir Lime ; Mtt Assay ; Neuroblastoma ; Chemistry
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