Cedrol is a sesquiterpene alcohol found in conifers mainly of the genera Cupressus, Juniperus, and Cedrus. It has been found to possess significant anticancer activity against glioblastoma in vitro and in vivo via cell growth inhibition, ROS generation, and DNA damage.1 Cedrol also displayed synergistic effects with temozolomide against glioblastoma in vitro and in vivo via reduced expression of drug resistance proteins.1,2 Cedrol inhibited the growth of human renal adenocarcinoma and amelanotic melanoma cells3 and induced autophagy and apoptosis in A549 non-small cell lung carcinoma cells4.
- Chang et al. (2020), Cedrol suppresses glioblastoma progression by triggering DNA damage and blocking nuclear translocation of the androgen receptor; Cancer Lett., 495 180
- Chang et al. (2020), Cedrol, a Sesquiterpene Alcohol, Enhances the Anticancer Efficacy of Temozolomide in Attenuating Drug Resistance via Regulation of the DNA Damage Response and MGMT Expression; J. Prod., 83 3021
- Loizzo et al. (2008), Antiproliferative effects of essential oils and their major constituents in human renal adenocarcinoma and amelanotic melanoma cells; Cell Prolif., 41 1002
- Zhang et al. (2016), Cedrol induces autophagy and apoptotic cell death in A549 non-small cell lung carcinoma cells through the PI3K/Akt signaling pathway, the loss of mitochondrial transmembrane potential and the generation of ROS; Int. J. Mol. Med., 38 291