Abstract Title:

Cinnamon extract suppresses tumor progression by modulating angiogenesis and the effector function of CD8+ T cells.

Abstract Source:

Cancer Lett. 2009 Jun 18;278(2):174-82. Epub 2009 Feb 8. PMID: 19203831

Abstract Author(s):

Ho-Keun Kwon, Won Kyung Jeon, Ji-Sun Hwang, Choong-Gu Lee, Jae-Seon So, Jin-A Park, Byoung Seob Ko, Sin-Hyeog Im


Cinnamon is one of the most widely used herbal medicines with diverse bioactive effects. However, little evidence has been reported about the potential anti-tumor effects of cinnamon. In vitro and in vivo system, cinnamon treatment strongly inhibited the expression of pro-angiogenic factors and master regulators of tumor progression not only in melanoma cell lines but also in experimental melanoma model. In addition, cinnamon treatment increased the anti-tumor activities of CD8(+) T cells by increasing the levels of cytolytic molecules and their cytotoxic activity. In conclusion, cinnamon extract has the potential to be an alternative medicine for tumor treatment.

Study Type : In Vitro Study

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