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Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
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Cytotoxic Activity of Methanolic Extract of Alpinia conchigera Griff (Family: Zingiberaceae)
Dibyajyoti Saha*, Swati Paul
Department of Pharmacy, BGC Trust University Bangladesh, Chittagong.
Investigation with crude methanolic extract of Alpinia conchigera Griff was carried out to evaluate its possible cytotoxic activity. Pharmacological history of this plant promoted us to check the possible cytotoxic activity. By using the brine shrimp lethality bioassay method, the LC50 and LC90 value of Alpinia conchigera Griff were assayed. In this study, DMSO was used as solvent. The extract evidence cytotoxic activity against brine shrimp nauplii and calculated LC50 and LC90 value was 6.1?g/ml and 12.2 ?g/ml respectively.
Alpinia conchigera Griff, Cytotoxicity, LC50, Brine shrimp lethality bioassay, LC90.
Dibyajyoti Saha, Swati Paul . Cytotoxic Activity of Methanolic Extract of Alpinia conchigera Griff (Family: Zingiberaceae). Asian J. Pharm. Res. 2(2): April-June 2012; Page 86-88.
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