Planta Med 1984; 50(4): 295-297
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-969713
Research Articles

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Biological Activity of Diospyrin towards Ehrlich Ascites Carcinoma in Swiss A Mice[1]

Banasri Hazra2 , Pratima Sur3 , Durlav K. Roy2 , Bimanesh Sur4 , Amalendu Banerjee4
  • 2Department of Pharmacy, Jadavpur University, Calcutta 700 032, India
  • 3Oncology Research Center Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, N. C. 27103, U.S.A.
  • 4Dept. of Chemistry. Jadavpur University Calcutta - 700032 India
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Publication Date:
26 February 2007 (online)


Diospyrin, a bis-naphthoquinone derivative, has been identified as a biologically active principle present in the bark extract of Diospyros montana Roxb. which inhibited the in vivo growth of Ehrlich Ascites Carcinoma (E.A.C.), in Swiss A mice. A series of in vitro and in vivo investigations have been carried out to confirm this observation.

1 Ph. D. Dissertation (in part) of B. H.

1 Ph. D. Dissertation (in part) of B. H.