STUDIES CONCERNING THE EFFECT OF UKRAIN IN VIVO AND IN VITRO
Bundesstaatliche Anstalt für Experimentell-Pharmakologische und Balneologische Untersuchungen, Währinger Strasse 13a, 1090 Vienna, Austria.
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Summary: Ukrain, a reaction product of different alkaloids of Chelidonium majus L. (celandine) with Thio-tepa has been investigated for possible use as an anticancer agent. A possible tumour inhibiting effect on the Ehrlich mouse ascites tumour is now tested in vivo. Moreover, possible changes in the oxygen consumption of mouse ascites tumour cells and a guinea pig liver homogenate are to be determined after the administration of Ukrain in vitro with the aid of an oxygen electrode.