In Vivo and In Vitro Antneoplastic Actions of Caffeic Acid Phenethyl Ester (CAPE): Therapeutic Perspectives

Akyol S., Ozturk G., Ginis Z., Armutcu F., Yigitoglu M. R., AKYOL Ö.

NUTRITION AND CANCER-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL, vol.65, no.4, pp.515-526, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Cancer prevention and treatment strategies have attracted increasing interest. Caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE), an active component of propolis extract, specifically inhibits NF-B at M concentrations and shows ability to stop 5-lipoxygenase-catalyzed oxygenation of linoleic acid and arachidonic acid. Previous studies have demonstrated that CAPE exhibits antioxidant, antiinflammatory, antiproliferative, cytostatic, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and, most improtantly, antineoplastic properties. The primary goal of the present review is to summarize and critically evaluate the current knowledge regarding the anticancer effect of CAPE in different cancer types.