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Boswellia sacra essential oil induces tumor cell-specific apoptosis and suppresses tumor aggressiveness in cultured human breast cancer cells

Mahmoud M Suhail1, Weijuan Wu23, Amy Cao4, Fadee G Mondalek2, Kar-Ming Fung25, Pin-Tsen Shih36, Yu-Ting Fang36, Cole Woolley7, Gary Young7 and Hsueh-Kung Lin2*

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1 Al Afia Medical Complex, Salalah, Sultanate of Oman

2 Department of Urology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, USA

3 Department of Physiology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, USA

4 Department of Biological Sciences, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA

5 Department of Pathology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, USA

6 Department of Food Science, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Pingtung 91207, Taiwan, ROC

7 Young Living Essential Oils, Lihi, UT 84043, USA

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BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011, 11:129  doi:10.1186/1472-6882-11-129

Published: 15 December 2011

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Table S1. Chemical composition of Boswellia sacra essential oil. Chemical components of essential oil quantified by GC-MS.

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