Moringa oleifera: a review on the antiproliferative potential in breast cancer cells

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Moremane, Malebogo M.
Abrahams, Beynon
Tiloke, Charlette
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The global burden of female breast cancer and associated deaths has become a major concern. Many chemotherapeutic agents, such as doxorubicin, have been shown to have adverse side effects. The development of multi-drug resistance is a common occurrence, contributing to chemotherapeutic failure. The resistance of breast cancer cells to drug treatment leads to a decline in the treatment efficacy and an increase in cancer recurrence. Therefore, action is required to produce alternative drug therapies, such as herbal drugs. Herbal drugs have been proven to be beneficial in treating illnesses, including cancer. This review aims to highlight the antiproliferative potential of Moringa oleifera (MO), a medicinal tree native to India and indigenous to Africa, in breast cancer cells. Although MO is not yet considered a commercial chemopreventive drug, previous studies have indicated that it could become a chemotherapeutic agent. The possible antiproliferative potential of MO aqueous leaf extract has been previously proven through its antioxidant potential as well as its ability to induce apoptosis. This review will provide an increased understanding of the effect that MO aqueous leaf extract could potentially have against breast cancer.
apoptosis, breast cancer, oxidative stress, antiproliferative, Moringa oleifera
Moremane, M. M., Abrahams, B., & Tiloke, C. (2023). Moringa oleifera: a review on the antiproliferative potential in breast cancer cells. Current Issues in Molecular Biology, 45(8), 6880-6902.