Eleven cyclic diarylheptanoids were screened as potential antitumor promoters by examining the ability of the compounds to inhibit Epstein-Barr virus early antigen activation (induced by 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate) in Raji cells. 13-Oxomyricanol and myricanone showed the highest activity and also exhibited remarkable inhibitory effects on mouse skin tumor promotion in an in vivo two-stage carcinogenesis test. These data suggest that certain diarylheptanoids might be valuable antitumor promoters and/or chemopreventors. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cancer Research