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Cytotoxic activity of extracts and crude saponins from Zanthoxylum armatum DC. against human breast (MCF-7, MDA-MB-468) and colorectal (Caco-2) cancer cell lines

BMC Complementary and Alternative MedicineBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:368

Received: 26 April 2017

Accepted: 12 July 2017

Published: 17 July 2017

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Original Submission
26 Apr 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
13 Jun 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Didem Sohretoglu
20 Jun 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Biljana Blažeković
24 Jun 2017 Author responded Author comments - Fiaz Alam
Resubmission - Version 2
24 Jun 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
12 Jul 2017 Editorially accepted
17 Jul 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12906-017-1882-1

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Pharmacy, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad, Pakistan
Research Scientist Clinical Trials, Centre for Experimental Medicine & Rheumatology, Sir John Vane Science Centre, William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK