Effects of Spinach on Growth of Human-Derived Normal and Cancer Cells
Cultured animal cells are useful for evaluation of physiological functions of food components at the cellular level. Our previous studies have demonstrated that algal phycocyanins had a growth-promoting activity on some serum-free cultured human-derived cell lines (1). These suggest that the components of plants such as vegetables and fruits would also affect the growth of animal cells. We have found that extracts of vegetables and fruits had growth-promoting and -inhibiting effects on some human-derived normal and cancer cells (2). In this study, isolation of active principles of an aqueous dialyzate of spinach was done and the effects of each fraction on the growth of human-derived normal and cancer cell lines were examined.
KeywordsS1102 Cell Breast Adenocarcinoma HB4C5 Cell National Food Research Institute eRDF Medium
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