Encyclopedia of Cancer

Living Edition
| Editors: Manfred Schwab


  • Shile Huang
  • Wenxing Chen
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27841-9_7124-8



Cryptotanshinone is a cell-permeable diterpene quinone and natural product isolated from the root of Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge (Fig. 1a), a widely used herb in China for treatment of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases.


Androgen Receptor Bovine Aortic Endothelial Cell DU145 Prostate Cancer Cell Prostate Cancer Cell Proliferation Inhibit Tube Formation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Feist-Weiller Cancer CenterLouisiana State University Health Sciences CenterShreveportUSA
  2. 2.Department of Clinical Pharmacy, College of PharmacyNanjing University of Chinese MedicineNanjingChina