Animal Cell Culture Laboratory

Animal tissue culture facility has been established recently at the center. The facility is being used to test the anti-cancer properties of the natural products available in the Western Ghats. Further, novel studies are being conducted in sensitization and modulation of multidrug-resistant ABCB1 overexpressing oral carcinoma KB cells to paclitaxel by glaucarubinone from Simarouba glauca DC. Studies on the natural product (Resveratrol) loaded gelatin nanoparticles induces apoptosis and inhibits cell cycle in lung cancer cell lines are also being carried out. Further, screening of antimicrobial effects of herbal formulation on highly virulent bacteria isolated from clinical cases by using In vitro studies (in Hep-2 cell lines using MTT assay).