Annona muricata has been attributed with numerous health benefits – including anticancer properties. The aim of this study was to carry out anticancer. Annona muricata L. (A. muricata) is a species of the Annonaceae family that has been . The increasingly popular use of A. muricata as an anticancer treatment. Extensive anticancer investigations have been conducted on A. muricata due to its reported ethnomedicinal uses against.

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Apoptosis also has been shown in HeLa cervical cancer cells after treatment with an ethyl acetate leaf extract [ 37 ]. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

The following examples from the literature are provided. Annona muricata leaves induce G 1 cell cycle arrest and apoptosis through mitochondria-mediated pathway in Human HCT and HT colon cancer cells.

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The Useful Plants of West Africa tropical. Moghadamtousi showed that A. Published online Feb The anti-inflammatory activity of A. Chemopreventive potential of Annona muricata L leaves on chemically-induced skin papillomagenesis in mice. A topical administration of the leaf extract of A.

R Horowitz Berlin; Heidelberg: The phytochemistry of the Annonaceae. New adjacent bis-tetrahydrofuran annonaceous acetogenins from Annona muricata. Ethanolic leaf extracts induce cytotoxicity in breast MCF-7 [ 45 ] and MDA [ 93 ], colorectal COLO and DLD-1 [ 94 ], lung H [ 95 ], leukemic K [ 19 ] and ECV, also previously misidentified as a human umbilical vein endothelial cell line [ 96 ], but now re-authenticated as a Tcontaminated human bladder cancer cell line [ 909798 ] and see http: Because consistent results are difficult to achieve since processing and formulation may vary from the desired biological activity, there is therefore the need for systematic and robust screening to identify biochemical fractions as well as the physiological effects of all isolated constituents antiicancer detailing the investigation of underlying mechanisms.

Further in vitro and in vivo studies should be carried out to explore the molecular mechanisms underlying their anti-inflammatory responses in relation to anticancer activity and more detail toxicity study to ensure they are safe for human consumption. Patient with metastatic breast cancer achieves stable disease for 5 years on muicata and xeloda after progressing on multiple lines of therapy.


Consequently, development of new anticancer agents with higher efficacy, selectivity, and little or no side effects is an urgent goal.

All authors edited and reviewed the different versions of the manuscript and approved the final version for submission. Anti-arthritic activities of Annona muricata L. Chemopreventive effect of Annona muricata on DMBA-induced cell proliferation in the breast tissues of female albino mice. Different solvent extracts of A. Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer.

Strategies of antioxidant defense. Kerr Whitfield10 and Jean Muricatz Chamcheu 1,2.

Another investigation reported that in liver cancer HepG2 cells, the ethanol extract of A. Functional outcomes and rehabilitation strategies in patients treated with chemoradiotherapy for advanced head and neck cancer: Nigerian foodstuffs with prostate cancer chemopreventive polyphenols.

Anticancer Properties of Graviola (Annona muricata): A Comprehensive Mechanistic Review

Glob J Pharma Res. The first step is the activation of adhesion molecules such as L- P- anticancet E-selectin, expedite rolling along the vascular endothelium. Annonaceous Acetogenins Within the compounds that were isolated from different parts of the plant, acetogenins AGEs were reported to be the major phytochemicals, followed by alkaloids and phenols An epidemiological investigation was published by the Lancet Journal on possible relationship between atypical parkinsonism in the French West Indies with consumption of tropical fruits including A.

Antiulcerogenic activity of the hydroalcoholic extract of leaves of Annona muricata Linnaeus in mice.

Comorbidities and risk of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy among participants 65 years or older in Southwest Oncology Group clinical trials. Table 5 refers the key outcomes from prospective in vitro and in vivo oncogenic investigations on the various extracts of A. The effect of Channa striatus haruan extract on pain and wound healing of post-lower segment caesarean section women.

Synthesis of Acetogenin Analogues. The results with crude extracts showed that a the A. Therefore it was confirmed from the aforesaid studies that the chloroform extract of the A.

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Introduction Cancer is the second leading cause of mortality worldwide. Based on the latest press statement by the Director General of Health Malaysia, of all deaths in hospitals linked to the Ministry of Health Malaysia, cancer has contributed to Numerous in vitro and preclinical in vivo studies have supported most of the traditionally acclaimed benefits, but these must be validated in human clinical trials.


A study by George also showed great potential for the use of A. Annona muricata linn leaf induce apoptosis in cancer cause virus. However, most studies were not on the bioactive isolates which were responsible for the activities but were based on crude extracts of the plant.

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In addition to benefits in terms of improving the health of users, the ingredients used in CAM that are usually extracted from resources such as plants and animals are assumed to be safe for consumption.

Given that graviola is already widely used in traditional medicine, these agents, if properly tested and produced, could potentially represent huge benefit by providing accessible and affordable agents against many of the conditions that plague humankind.

Exploring the immunomodulatory and anticancer properties of zerumbone. Annona muricata and other antivancer have been shown to have promising compounds that can be utilised in the treatment of cancer.

Potential Benefits of Annona muricata in Combating Cancer: A Review

The acute inflammatory phase is characterized by increased in blood flow, aggregation of fluid, different cytokines and leukocytes and vascular permeability Feghali and Wright, Plants used to manage type II diabetes mellitus in selected districts of central Uganda.

Indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded. The aqueous extract of A. Nineteen samples of A.