Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Biology, Faculty of Engineering and Science, Yazd University of Science and Art, Yazd, Iran

2 Department of Biology, Payame Noor University, Yazd, Iran



Background: Ovarian cancer is one of the most common malignancies among women worldwide and is also the fifth leading cause of cancer death among women in recent years. Herbs have been used for centuries to treat a variety of ailments, including cancers. Medicinal plants can be use d in pure form or in combination with others.
Methods: In this study, after preparing the plant dry, extracts of Artemisia absinthium and Cuscuta epithymum were extracted by Soxhlet method. After Preparation of cell culture medium, Investigations continued. MTT test and Gap closure test were performed to evaluate the toxicity of Cuscuta Epithymum and Artemisia Absinthium Species on CP70 Ovarian Cancer Cells to Compared these two extracts mortality rate.
Results: The lowest cell migration in 48 h was related to A. absinthium treatments with concentrations of 1: 100 and 1: 1000. The lowest cell migration in the period of 72h is related to the treatment of C. epithymum with a concentration of 1: 1000, which these results are less significant than the effect of A. absinthium. The lowest cell migration in the period of 72h is related to the treatment of C. epithymum with a concentration of 1: 1000, which these results are less significant than the effect of A. absinthium.
Conclusions: MTT test showed that the treatment of plant extracts of C. epithymum and A. absinthium can disrupt the growth process as well as the migration and progression of CP70 cancer cells of ovarian cancer and cause cell apoptosis.

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The Toxicological effect of Cuscuta epithymum and Artemisia absinthium species on CP70 ovarian cancer cells


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