Growth-Inhibiting Agents from Mercenaria Extracts: Chemical and Biological Properties

Science  24 Apr 1964:
Vol. 144, Issue 3617, pp. 413-414
DOI: 10.1126/science.144.3617.413


Preliminary studies of the chemical nature of an antitumor agent from the common quahog, Mercenaria mercenaria, are reported. The agent has a regressive and an inhibiting effect on sarcoma 180 and on Krebs 2 carcinomd in Swiss albino mice.