Faculty Advisor

Buckholt, Michael Allan

Faculty Advisor

Rulfs, Jill

Abstract

Phytoestrogen supplements are commonly utilized by women for relief from menopausal symptoms. Some research suggests that certain phytoestrogens may cause cellular apoptosis, indicating significance as an anti-cancer treatment in addition to menopause treatment. T47D cells, a cell line acquired from cancerous breast ductal cells, were cultured and then treated with biochanin A and resveratrol. Results suggest these phytoestrogens cause apoptosis of T47D cells.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2010

Major

Biology and Biotechnology

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

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