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Bibliographic record number: 851880


Authors: Bušić, Arijana; Durgo, Ksenija; Komes, Draženka; Vojvodić, Aleksandra; Belščak-Cvitanović, Ana
Title: Cytotoxic and prooxidative effect of ginger extract on human laryngeal and lung carcinoma cell lines
Source: Book of abstracts of International Conference 16th Ružička days, "Today science-tomorrow industry" / Jukić, Ante (ed). - Zagreb : Hrvatsko društvo kemijskih inženjera i tehnologa ; Prehrambeno-tehnološki fakultet Osijek Sveučilišta Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku , 2016. 70-70 (ISBN: 978-953-6894-58-1).
Meeting: International Conference 16th Ružička days, "Today science-tomorrow industry"
Location and date: Vukovar, Hrvatska, 21-23.09.2016.
Keywords: cytotoxicity ; ginger ; laryngeal and lung carcinoma cell lines ; lipid peroxidation ; prooxidative effect
Nowadays, cancer has become a leading cause of fatal diseases worldwide. Recently, the emphasis is dedicated on investigation of natural, alternative remedies in treatment of cancer cell lines, where plant extracts, due to their rich bioactive composition and high biological activity may play big role. In this study, biological effect of aqueous ginger (Zingiber officinale) extract (GE) on the human larynx cancer cell line (Hep2) and lung carcinoma cells (A549) was evaluated. Cytotoxic, prooxidative effect and lipid peroxidation were examined in cancer cell lines exposed to different concentrations of GE for 2 hours. Cell survival was determined by Neutral red test, while 2’, 7’ dichlorofluoresceine diacetate (DCFDA) method was used for determination of free radicals. Lipid peroxidation was evaluated by measuring concentration of generated malondialdehides. GE showed significant decrease in cell survival for Hep2 and A549 in the highest concentration of 0.25 g/ml, while lower concentrations (0.05 and 0.125 g/ml) did not show cytotoxic effect. GE did not exhibit prooxidative effect, contrary, antioxidative effect of all concentrations on both cell lines was observed, where by increasing the concentration, free radical induction was decreased. Moreover, GE did not reveal effect on cell lipids. Obtained results confirmed markable health benefits of GE and justified its wide application in various pharmaceutical and food products.
Type of meeting: Poster
Type of presentation in a journal: Abstract
Type of peer-review: International peer-review
Original language: ENG
Category: Znanstveni
Research fields:
Biotechnology,Food processing technology
Contrib. to CROSBI by: Arijana Bušić (, 22. Pro. 2016. u 15:25 sati