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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The contradicting results may be due to the use of different solvents and extraction procedures or the different chemical composition of the extracts used in the different studies.

Anticanecr observations on Panamanian medicinal plants. Recent cancer survival in Europe: Although these uses of A. Cytotoxicity was not noted at the concentrations tested in this study [ 67 ]. Extracts from Annona muricata also known as graviola are among a myriad of botanical products which have shown promising medicinal value [ 12 — 14 ].

A topical administration of the leaf extract of A. They have been widely used for generations to treat illnesses prior to the arrival of modern medicine. Their results indicated that a the ethanolic extract was superior to the aqueous extract with respect to both reducing power and in vitro antioxidant activity and b the ethanolic extract, but not the aqueous extract, was selectively cytotoxic to three tumor cell lines as opposed to no effect on normal spleen cells [ 93 ]. Two new mono-tetrahydrofuran ring acetogenins, annomuricin E and muricapentocin, from the leaves of Annona muricata.

Extracts derived from seeds are toxic to hepatic Hep G2 nuricata 31 ] cancer cells, murlcata extracts from leaf, pericarp, seed, and stem have each shown cytotoxicity towards hematological malignant cells such as the leukemia U cell line [ 5669 ]. Jean Fotie for providing the ChemDraw chemical structures of graviola constituent molecules herein and for editorial suggestions to this manuscript.


The results revealed that the aqueous extract of A. Subsequently, on 7, dimethylbenz[a]anthracene DMBA induced and tetradecaboylphorbolacetate TPA promoted skin tumorigenesis in mice, the antitumor properties of different fractions of A.

The bioactive compounds contributing to the bioactivities have not been properly identified, qualitatively and quantitatively analyzed as chemical markers for standardization and quality control purposes as well as the mechanisms of action have not been well determined. Analysis of total proteins, polysaccharides and glycosaponins contents of orthosiphon stamineus benth. This study not only showed the efficacy of A. It should be noted that extracts from Uvaria afzelii and Cola caricaefolia also displayed significant antiplasmodial activities [ 36 ].

Potential Benefits of Annona muricata in Combating Cancer: A Review

Afr J Tradit Complem. Antimalarial and cytotoxic activities of ethnopharmacologically selected medicinal plants from South Vietnam.

No safety studies have been found to assess the efficacy of the extracts of A. This study mainly focused on the hepatic benefits of graviola treatment in the setting of diabetes, with the conclusion that graviola is protective against oxidative stress in this tissue. The body attacks and damages its own tissues, a condition known as acquired immune system reaction autoimmune diseases in cases of hyperactivity of immune system while immune deficiency diseases decrease the body’s ability to fight invading pathogens, causing vulnerability to infections.

Annonacin, a mono-tetrahydrofuran acetogenin, arrests cancer cells at the G1 phase and causes cytotoxicity in a Bax-and caspaserelated pathway. Moreover, AGEs induce cytotoxicity in a variety of other cancers such as prostate [ 151621223447 ], colorectal [ 16172532344486 ], lung [ 15 — 1732344447 ] 5leukemia [ 46 ], renal [ 1516323447 ], pancreatic [ 8788 ], hepatic [ 3536 ], and oral [ 3243 ] cancers.

These effects were accompanied by the release of cytochrome c into the cytosol, which triggered the activation of caspase-9 followed by caspase-3 activation. Other studies have also suggested the presence of compounds such as megastigmanes 40cyclopeptides and essential oils 4142as well as essential minerals, such as K, Ca, Na, Cu, Fe and Mg A dysfunctional apoptotic pathway is one of the main contributors to carcinogenesis.


The press statement also reported that inthe trend in terms of most common cancers remained consistent, as reported by Zainal 4. Annonacin, annonacin A, annonacin B, annonacinone, muricatalicin and muricatalin have been isolated and identified by Yu et al.

Immunoediting which describes the relation between immune response and tumor development occurs in three phases.

Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity

Although the development of intensity modulated radiotherapy IMRT to replace conventional radiation therapy allows the parotid glands to be spared 7 and results in an overall increase in the quality of life of patients 8exposure to high doses of IMRT radiation reportedly causes dysphagia in patients 9. Annona muricata is widely known as soursop due to juricata sour and sweet taste of its fruit. Insecticides Design Using Adv Tech.

There are few data available on toxicity of A. Total synthesis of cis-solamin A, a mono-tetrahydrofuran acetogenin isolated from Annona muricata.

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The time-dependent increase in paw circumference induced annnona carrageenan was inhibited by A. Such a potential was also evident in the prevention of skin papillomagenesis in laboratory mice.

Such side effects include xerostomia, which results in weight loss, and prolonged infections within the oral cavity and dental cavities 6.

The authors thank Dr. These authors also found a dose-dependent inhibition of a writhes, b formalin-induced pain, c carrageenan-induced paw circumference, and d xylene-induced ear edema. MAH and LA were involved in the editing process. The annonaceous acetogenins are a class of natural products that distinctively belong to Annonaceae family. Noubissi4,9 Khalid A. The study showed that the n-butanolic leaf extract of A.

Further tests using lower concentrations of the ethanolic extracts even showed an ability to significantly reduce the survival of the larvae population

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