Effect of crocetin on experimental skin tumors in hairless mice

Oncology. 1982;39(6):362-4. doi: 10.1159/000225672.

Abstract

Crocetin seems to have a small effect in slowing the development of skin tumors induced in hairless mice by the application of dimethyl-benz-a-anthracene and croton oil. No definite effect is shown on preventing the development of tumors induced by UV-B radiation.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • 9,10-Dimethyl-1,2-benzanthracene
  • Animals
  • Carotenoids / therapeutic use*
  • Croton Oil
  • Female
  • Mice
  • Mice, Hairless
  • Neoplasms, Experimental / drug therapy
  • Neoplasms, Experimental / etiology
  • Skin Neoplasms / drug therapy*
  • Skin Neoplasms / etiology
  • Ultraviolet Rays / adverse effects

Substances

  • trans-sodium crocetinate
  • Carotenoids
  • 9,10-Dimethyl-1,2-benzanthracene
  • Croton Oil