Evaluation of Effect of β-Glucan on Cancer Cell Lines In vitro


  • Hiba Muhammed Al-Khuzaay Department of Biology, College of Science, Mustansiriyah University, 10052 Baghdad, IRAQ. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8989-0254
  • Yasir Hussein Al-Juraisy Department of Biology, College of Science, Mustansiriyah University, 10052 Baghdad, IRAQ.
  • Ali Hussein Alwan Iraqi Center for Cancer and Medical Genetics Research, Mustansiriyah University, 10001 Baghdad, IRAQ.
  • Ehab Tousson Zoology department, Faculty of Science, Tanta University, EGYPT.




β-glucan, MTT, Anticancer, AMJ13, MCF-7


β-Glucan is linear polysaccharides containing d-glucose monomers connected by β-glycosidic linkages. Their structural variances are the result of several sources. This research project was designed to assess the anticancer activity by using β-glucan. The in vitro experiment employed breast cancer cell lines from Michigan Cancer Foundation-7 (MCF-7) and Ahmed, Murtudha, Jabriyah, 2013 (AMJ13). After 24, 48, and 72 hours in micro titration plate under completely sterile condition. Different concentrations of β-glucan (31.25, 62.5, 125, 250, 500, and 1000 μg/mL) were applied to the cancer cell lines. The MTT assay was used to check whether the cells had been inhibited. Cell viability in MCF7 and AMJ13 cells was significantly reduced by β-glucan. β-Glucan showed concentration and time-dependent growth inhibitory effects. The higher concentrations of β-glucan significantly (P<0.05) decrease the growth rate of cells, indicating that the higher concentrations were more effective at inhibiting growth.


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H. M. Al-Khuzaay, Y. H. . Al-Juraisy, A. H. Alwan, and E. Tousson, “Evaluation of Effect of β-Glucan on Cancer Cell Lines In vitro”, Al-Mustansiriyah Journal of Science, vol. 35, no. 1, pp. 17–20, Mar. 2024, doi: 10.23851/mjs.v35i1.1387.

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