Preliminary Cytotoxicity Screening of Some Medicinal Plants of Bangladesh

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  • Mohammad S Rahman Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
  • Bilkis Begum Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
  • Rasheduzzaman Chowdhury Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
  • Khondaker M Rahman Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
  • Mohammad A Rashid Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/dujps.v7i1.1217

Keywords:

Cytotoxic activity, Brine shrimp lethality bioassay.

Abstract

The cytotoxic activity of the methanolic extracts of 35 plant species, including 28 traditionally used plants of Bangladesh was evaluated by the brine shrimp lethality bioassay technique. Among these, 19 plant extracts exhibited significant toxicity to brine shrimps with LC50 less than 10 μg/ml.

Key words: Cytotoxic activity, Brine shrimp lethality bioassay.

DOI = 10.3329/dujps.v7i1.1217

Dhaka Univ. J. Pharm. Sci. 7(1): 47-52, 2008 (June)

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Mohammad A Rashid, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh

Centre for Biomedical Research, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh

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Published

2008-10-07

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Rahman, M. S., Begum, B., Chowdhury, R., Rahman, K. M., & Rashid, M. A. (2008). Preliminary Cytotoxicity Screening of Some Medicinal Plants of Bangladesh. Dhaka University Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 7(1), 47–52. https://doi.org/10.3329/dujps.v7i1.1217

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