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Title: Studia Universitatis Vasile Goldis, Seria Stiintele Vietii (Life Sciences Series)
Abbreviated title: Studia Univ. VG, SSV
Publisher: "Vasile Goldis" University Press
Owner: Western University "Vasile Goldis" Arad, Romania
ISSN: 1584-2363
e-ISSN: 1842-7863
ISSN-L: 1584-2363

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Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) extracts are inducing dose-dependent hormetic response and cytotoxic effects in case of human breast cancer cell lines Print E-mail
Written by Vígh Sz., Zsvér-Vadas Zs., Pribac C., Moş L., Cziáky Z., Czapár M., Mihali C-V, Turcuş V., Remenyi J., Máthé E.   
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Article Title: Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) extracts are inducing dose-dependent hormetic response and  cytotoxic effects in case of human breast cancer cell lines
Authors: Vígh Sz., Zsvér-Vadas Zs., Pribac C., Moş L., Cziáky Z., Czapár M., Mihali C-V, Turcuş V., Remenyi J., Máthé E.
Affiliation: 1 University of Nyíregyháza, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Sóstói str. 31/B, H-4432, Nyíregyháza, Hungary (present address), 2 University of Nyíregyháza, Agricultural and Molecular Research Institute, Sóstói str. 31/B, H-4432, Nyíregyháza, Hungary 3 “Vasile Goldiş” Western University of Arad, Faculty of Medicine, Liviu Rebreanu Str.91-93, RO-310414, Arad, Romania 4 University of Debrecen, Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences and Environmental Management, Böszörményi str. 138, H-4032 Debrecen, Hungary
Abstract: The effects of aqueous and ethanolic extracts of fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) seeds have been studied on the T-47D and ZR-75-1 human breast cancer cell lines. The aqueous fenugreek extract was cytotoxic at higher concentrations, while at lower concentrations increased cell viability, suggesting the induction of a dose dependent hormetic response in case of both cell lines. The alcoholic fenugreek extract was markedly cytotoxic to both breast cancer cell types, and multiple cell division defects together with apoptosis were apparent in the affected cells. The viability of breast cancerous cells was examined time dependently with the MTT proliferation assay. Both types of the extracts showed significant differences in all treatments (P<0.05).
Keywords: fenugreek, Trigonella foenum-graecum, breast cancer, hormesis, cytotoxicity
*Correspondence: Endre Máthé, 2 University of Nyíregyháza, Agricultural and Molecular Research Institute, Sóstói str. 31/B, H-4432, Nyíregyháza, Hungary, “Vasile Goldiş” Western University of Arad, Faculty of Medicine, Liviu Rebreanu Str.91-93, RO-310414, Arad, Romania, University of Debrecen, Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences and Environmental Management, Böszörményi str. 138, H-4032 Debrecen, Hungary, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it