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A Bioassay of Antimitotic Alkaloids of Catharanthus roseus1 Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, Egypt. 2 Department of Pharmacology and Biochemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University.
13 January 2009 (online)
This paper describes a bioassay for the quantitative determination of the antimitotic principle(s) present in the periwinkle plant using mice bearing Ehrlich ascites carcinoma (EAC). The method proved accurate, specific, simple and cheap. It could be of great value for the phytochemical screening of plants intended to discover new active compounds capable of arresting mitosis of tumor cells in the metaphase.
Key Word Index
Catharanthus roseus - Antimitotic Activity - Ehrlich Ascites Carcinoma