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In vitro genotoxic study of β-asarone in human peripheral blood lymphocytes
S.A. Devi,
Published in Scientific Publishers
Volume: 92
Issue: 4
Pages: 549 - 551
Present study was carried out to ascertain whether β-asarone, a constituent of herbal medicinal oil exert genotoxic effects in human peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL). For this study human PBL from six healthy human male volunteers were treated with 208 μg/ml of β -asarone and leukocyte binucleate assay was performed. The results obtained suggest that β-asarone did not increase the incidence of micronucleated cells in PBL but mitomycin-C used as positive control had increased the incidence of micronucleated cells. Thus, our findings revealed that p-asarone did not have genotoxic or mutagenic effects for the tested dose. © 2015 Scientific Publishers. All Rights Reserved.
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JournalJournal of the Indian Chemical Society
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