These trees can grow to be 60 feet or more with large leaves. There is a type of sap that comes from this tree and it is called urushiol that is used in many types of Lacquerware.
When products are coated by this laquer it is said to be durable and contain a glossy finish.
This study demonstrated that RCMF exhibited a selective growth inhibition and apoptosis induction on transformed cells.
Our findings suggest that RCMF is an agent which may be capable of inducing growth inhibition and apoptosis of hepatic tumor cells.
In this study, we characterized the antioxidant activity of the RVS ethanol extract and identified the active compounds responsible for this activity.
These results suggest that the flavonoid derivatives in F2 are the compounds in the RVS ethanol extract that act as antioxidants.
Combined treatment of an ethanol extract of RVS and LY294002 (a PI3K inhibitor) markedly increased apoptosis compared to treatment with an ethanol extract of RVS alone.
The role of PI3K-Akt/PKB in this process was confirmed by constitutive expression of inactive mutants of this kinase in AGS cells.
These results suggest that an ethanol extract of RVS induces apoptosis via a mitochondrial death pathway in human gastric cancer cells, but not in normal cells, and inhibition of the PI3K-Akt/PKB pathway enhanced the mitochondrial death pathway.
Anti-Cancer - Butein (3,4,2',4'-