Faculty Advisor

Buckholt, Michael Allan

Faculty Advisor

Rulfs, Jill

Abstract

Antiproliferative effects of the compound, artemisinin, have been observed in several breast cancer lines. Whole plants extracts appear to be more efficacious than the pure compound in the treatment of diseases such as malaria. In our studies, MCF-7 breast cancer cells were treated with purified artemisinin and extracts of the whole plant Artemisia annua to compare the effects. These results suggest that extracted artemisinin extract contains compounds with antagonistic effects which may inhibit its effects in cancer therapy.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2016

Major

Biology and Biotechnology

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

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