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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 14-19

Review on anti-tumor effect of triterpene acid compounds


1 Department of Geriatrics, Tianjin Geriatric Institute, Tianjin Medical University General Hospital, Tianjin, China
2 Department of Internal Medicine 6, Tianjin Medical University Cancer Hospital, Tianjin, China

Correspondence Address:
Ping Lei
Department of Geriatrics, Tianjin Geriatric Institute, Tianjin Medical University General Hospital, Tianjin - 300 052
China
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.139746

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Recent studies have found that triterpene acid type compounds has many effects including antiinflammatory, regulating blood sugar level, antiviral and antitumor activity. More importantly, triterpene acid type compounds has become one of the most popular topics recently because its selective toxic effects on cancer cells and harmless to normal cells at the same time. This review summarized the antitumor activity and the mechanism of triterpene acid type compounds, providing guideline for further research and development of new antitumor natural products.


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