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Research progress on natural products against hepatocellular carcinoma


1 Chongqing Key Laboratory of High Active Traditional Chinese Drug Delivery System, Chongqing Medical and Pharmaceutical College, Chongqing, 400030, China
2 Provincial Key Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Bioactive Substances, School of Life Sciences and Biopharmaceuticals, Guangdong Pharmaceutical University, Guangzhou, 510006, China

* Corresponding Author: JINGXIN MAO. Email: email

BIOCELL 2024, 48(6), 905-922.


Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains a prevalent and challenging malignancy globally, characterized by its numerous causal factors and generally unfavorable prognosis. In the relentless pursuit of effective treatment modalities, natural products have emerged as a promising and relatively non-toxic alternative, garnering significant interest. The integration of natural products with contemporary medical research has yielded encouraging therapeutic outcomes in the management of HCC. This review offers a comprehensive overview of the causal factors underlying HCC, and the diverse treatment options available, and highlights the advancements made by natural products in anti-HCC research. Particularly, we provide an outline of the various types of natural products, their corresponding nomenclature, target molecules, and mechanisms of action that exhibit anti-HCC activities. Natural products are anticipated to play a pivotal role in future comprehensive treatment plans for liver cancer, potentially offering patients improved survival rates and an enhanced quality of life.


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ZHANG, L., LI, Y., MAO, J. (2024). Research progress on natural products against hepatocellular carcinoma. BIOCELL, 48(6), 905-922.
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ZHANG L, LI Y, MAO J. Research progress on natural products against hepatocellular carcinoma. BIOCELL . 2024;48(6):905-922
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L. ZHANG, Y. LI, and J. MAO "Research progress on natural products against hepatocellular carcinoma," BIOCELL , vol. 48, no. 6, pp. 905-922. 2024.

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