Tinospora cordifolia induces cell cycle arrest in human oral squamous cell carcinoma cells. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Tinospora Cordifolia Induces Cell Cycle Arrest in Human Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma Cells.
Gulf J Oncolog. 2017 May ;1(24):10-14. PMID: 28797995
Natural products with medicinal value are gradually gaining importance in clinical research due to their well-known property of no side effects as compared to drugs. Tinospora cordifolia (Guduchi) has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic system of medicine for treating various ailments including cancer. In present study, we found that the Tinospora cordifolia extracts (TCE) induced inhibition of proliferation of KB cells was associated with arrest of G0/G1-phase of cell cycle. The effectiveness of TCE in checking the growth of KB cells without altering the growth of normal peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) indicates that Tinospora cordifolia has differential effect on normal and malignant cells hence, it may have therapeutic potential in cancer.