Cepharanthine is diclofenac quinoline alkaloid isolated from rhizome of Stephania japonica. It could stimulate the reticuloendothelial system, then activate hematopoietic tissue, and promote myeloproliferation. The major clinical application of cepharanthine is to improve their immunity impaired by chemotherapy or radiotherapy in tumor patients. In addition, cepharanthine can increase the sensitivity of antitumor drugs. Now, it is commonly used as an adjuvant drug for anticancer treatment. In addition, it is also used as anti-pneumoconiosis drugs in China.
KeywordsCepharanthine Myeloproliferation Tumor Pneumoconiosis
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