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The Mechanism of Action of Thymus sp. for Inducing Apoptosis and Fighting Cancer
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Volume 2, 2014
Issue 6 (December)
Pages: 154-161   |   Vol. 2, No. 6, December 2014   |   Follow on         
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Authors
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Amal A. E. Ibrahim, Zoology Department, Faculty of Girls', for Arts, Science & Education, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.
Abstract
Cancer is one of the major reasons of death characterized by uncontrolled growth and spread of cancer cells due to internal and environmental agents. Different cases of cancer are increasing all over the world year by year. Recently, the use of the extracts and natural products from medicinal plants took a huge leap towards cancer curing. Chemoprevention of cancer through medicinal plants is gaining popularity for its relatively harmless action. This review is focused on the anti-tumor effect and mechanism of action of active substances present in the extracts from different Thymus sp. in inducing apoptosis and fighting cancer progress.
Keywords
Apoptosis, Chemoprevention, Thymus sp.
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