Xanthones inhibit growth of breast cancer, kidney
cancer and melanoma

1: Bioorg Med Chem. 2002 Dec;10(12):3725-30. Xanthones as inhibitors of growth of human cancer cell lines and their effects on the proliferation of human lymphocytes in vitro. Pedro M, Cerqueira F, Sousa ME, Nascimento MS, Pinto M. Centro de Estudos de Quimica Organica, Fitoquimica e Farmacologia da Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Farmacia, Porto, Portugal. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
PMID: 12413829 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

mangosteen-01Twenty-seven oxygenated xanthones have been assessed for their capacity to inhibit in vitro the growth of three human cancer cell lines, MCF-7 (breast cancer), TK-10 (renal cancer) and UACC- 62 (melanoma).

The effect of these xanthones on the proliferation of human T-lymphocytes was also evaluated. Differences on their potency towards the effect on the growth of the human cancer cell lines as well as on the proliferation of human T-lymphocytes can be ascribed to the nature and positions of the subsitituents on the xanthonic nucleus.
The Xanthones from the mangosteen have been shown in laboratory studies to be powerful Antioxidants, Anti-Inflammatories and to have other special properties. However, laboratory results do not guarantee that the same will happen in the human body. Mangosteen is a nutritious fruit not a drug, and no therapeutic claims are made for this product.