Faculty Advisor

Buckholt, Michael Allan

Faculty Advisor

Rulfs, Jill

Abstract

Previous studies have shown that phytoestrogens exhibit an anti-proliferative effect on breast cancer cells. This project used HPLC to isolate components of the phytoestrogens. These components were then applied to MCF7 and T47D cell lines to determine their effect on cell proliferation. The results suggest that black cohosh has the most anti-proliferative effect.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2012

Major

Biology and Biotechnology

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

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