Anti-Tumor Promoting Activity of Selected Agriculture Industrial Wastes


Ahmad-Raus R., Shamsudin S.S., & Muhammad M.H.   Department of Biotechnology Engineering, Kulliyyah of Engineering, International Islamic University of Malaysia, 53100 Jalan Gombak, Selangor.  Tel: 03-61964588 Fax: 03-61964442 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Anti-Tumor Promoting Activity of Selected Agriculture Industrial Wastes


Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Seminar (MAPS 2008)


21st October - 22nd October 2008

Place Held

The Legend Hotel, Kuala Lumpur


In this study, the anti-tumour promoting activity of rice and palm oil industrial wastes crude extracts against breast cancer cell line (MCF7) was investigated. The methanol and water extracts of both agriculture industrial wastes were tested using MTT assay. The most active extract that showed inhibition of the proliferation of breast cancer cells was the aqueous extract of rice mixture wastes. None of the palm oil industrial wastes showed signifiant anti-tumour promoting activity except for the methanol extract of oil palm leaf wastes. With respect to these results, several of the agriculture industrial wastes could be studied further for their potential to inhibit breast cancer cell proliferation.


Anti-tumour promoting; breast cancer cell line (MCF7); inhibition of cell proliferation; agriculture industrial waste.


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