Monday, January 29, 2018

Brazilian Propolis from the State of Bahia Inhibits Cancer Cell Growth

Chemical constituents of Brazilian Propolis from the state of Bahia and their growth inhibitory activities against cancer cells

Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2018 Jan 26:1-5

A novel 2-phenoxychromone (1) and five known flavones (2-6) were isolated from northeastern Brazilian propolis in the state of Bahia. The chemical structures of these six compounds were determined by spectroscopic investigations and single-crystal X-ray analysis. The isolated compounds showed growth-inhibitory activities, in varying degrees, against human tumor cell lines.

This is the first report on the discovery of a novel 2-phenoxychromone from propolis.

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