A REVIEW ARTICLE ON ANTI CANCER ACTIVITY OF ELLAGIC ACID AND ITS DERIVATIVES
Aseem Farhan P. V.*, Deepika P., Dr. Shijikumar P. S., Dr. Sirajudheen M. K., Sherin A.
Ellagic acid is anti oxidant and anti proliferative compound present in fruit, nuts, and vegetables. Many researches based on its potential health benefits has been conducted and evidence for anti cancer activity in various cancer cell lines was found. The ellagic acid and its derivatives is used to suppress the growth of cancerous cells with enhancement of human immunity and without any undesirable side effects. It is mainly used to treat several cancer like prostate cancer, colon cancer and also used to treat bacterial infection and viral infection. The derivatives of ellagic acid like 4,4’-Di-O-Methylellagic acid and ellagic acid peracetate show anti cancer efficiency, enabling of immunity and induction of apoptosis.
Keywords: Ellagic acid, anticancer agent, Derivatives, immunity, Apoptosis.
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