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Abstract Title:

Antioxidant and Anticancer Activities of Essential Oil from Gannan Navel Orange Peel.

Abstract Source:

Molecules. 2017 Aug 22 ;22(8). Epub 2017 Aug 22. PMID: 28829378

Abstract Author(s):

Chao Yang, Hui Chen, Hongli Chen, Balian Zhong, Xuzhong Luo, Jiong Chun

Article Affiliation:

Chao Yang

Abstract:

China is one of the leading producers of citrus in the world. Gannan in Jiangxi Province is the top navel orange producing area in China. In the present study, an essential oil was prepared by cold pressing of Gannan navel orange peel followed by molecular distillation. Its chemical composition was analyzed by GC-MS. Twenty four constituents were identified, representing 97.9% of the total oil. The predominant constituent was limonene (74.6%). The anticancer activities of this orange essential oil, as well as some of its major constituents, were investigated by MTT assay. This essential oil showed a positive effect on the inhibition of the proliferation of a human lung cancer cell line A549 and prostate cancer cell line 22RV-1. Some of the oil constituents displayed high anticancer potential and deserve further study.

Study Type : In Vitro Study

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