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Preclinical Evaluation of the Ability of Monoterpenes to Treat Ph+ Leukemia (1998)

Title:

Preclinical Evaluation of the Ability of Monoterpenes to Treat Ph+ Leukemia

Key words:

perillyl alcohol, apoptosis, Philadelphia chromosone, leukemia

Research Institution:

University of Wisconsin at Madison

Location:

Wisconsin

Researcher:

Steven S Clark

Project Description:

Dr. Clark evaluated the antileukemic action of perillyl alcohol, a hydroxylated monoterpene found in plants, in inducing growth arrest and apoptosis in transformed cells carrying the Philadelphia chromosome, and sought to determine the effects of other monoterpenes on leukemias with the Philadelphia chromosome.

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