Inhibition Capacity of the n-Hexane Fraction of Myrmecodia pendens as a Potential Anti-Cancer in Breast and Cervical Cancer: In Vitro Study release_3kfxqlrv25hqlbeasyqwsfioxy

by Muhammad Hasan Bashari, Eveline Yuniarti, Tenny Putri, Nurul Qomarilla, Dikdik Kurnia, Mieke Hermiawati Satari, Edhyana Kusumastuti Sahiratmadja, Fathul Huda

Published in ISCC (Indonesian Journal of Cancer Chemoprevention) by Indonesian Journal of Pharmacy .

Volume 11p115 (2020)


Breast cancer (BC) and cervical cancer (CC) have a high prevalence and mortality rate worldwide. Despite the availability of advanced treatment, resistance to conventional chemotherapies has emerged. Myrmecodia pendens, one of the species of Sarang Semut (local name), possess a potential of antitumor effects by inducing cell death different cancer cell entities. This study aimed to assess anti-tumor activities of n-hexane fraction of M. pendens in inhibiting cell survival and cell migration in BC and CC cells. M. pendens was extracted in methanol then fractionated using n-hexane or ethyl acetate. BC cells including MCF-7 (luminal A), HCC-1954 (HER2+) cells and CC Hela cells were treated with M. pendens extracts to evaluate cytotoxic activity using 3-[4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl]-2,5 diphenyl tetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay as well as anti-cell migration using scratch assay. We also analyzed inhibitory concentration 50 (IC50) of n-hexane fraction in BC and CC cells. We started with comparing cytotoxicity activities of methanol extract, ethyl acetate and n-hexane fractions of M. pendens. Data showed that the n-hexane fraction was the most potent inducing BC cell death. Therefore, we used the n-hexane fraction for further experiments. Interestingly, IC50 of this fraction in HCC-1954 and Hela cells were lower than in MCF-7 cells, 16; 13 and 60 ppm, respectively. Moreover, the low concentrations of n-hexane fraction inhibited HeLa cells migration, compared to control group (p<0.05). The n-hexane fraction of M. pendens shows promising anti-cancer agent, by inhibiting BC and CC cell survival as well as inhibiting CC cells migration.Keywords: breast cancer, cervical cancer, MTT assay, Sarang Semut, scratch assay
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