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63P - Butterfly pea (Clitoria ternatea Linn.) flower extract prevents MCF-7 HER2-positive breast cancer cell metastasis in-vitro (ID 676)

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09:00 - 09:00
  • Azzahra -. Asysyifa (Yogyakarta, Indonesia)
On-Demand e-Poster Display, Virtual Meeting, Virtual Meeting, Singapore
09:00 - 20:00



Breast cancer is one of the cancers with highest incidence with more than two million people diagnosed in 2018 and causes more than 600.000 deaths. The big number of deaths are mostly due to breast cancer metastasis. Butterfly pea flower (Clitoria ternatea Linn.) is a medicinal plant which is known to have a wide range of pharmacological activities because it contains many kinds of active substances one of which is quercetin known to have anti-breast cancer activity especially metastasis through inhibition of NF-κB (nuclear factor kappa B). Those transcription factors play an important role in the metastasis process in HER2-positive breast cancer type. The butterfly pea flower activity as an antimetastatic agent in MCF-7 HER2-positive has not been well understood. The aim of the study was to find out the antimetastatic activity of butterfly pea flower extract on MCF-7 HER-positive breast cancer cell line.


Maceration process using 96% ethanol to obtain the crude extract, thin layer chromatography (TLC) to see the phytochemical profile of butterfly pea leaf extract, MTT assay to determine the IC50 using log probit analysis as a reference for the next test which is scratch wound healing assay to assess the effect of butterfly pea leaf extract on the migration of 4T1 breast cancer cell line.


Butterfly pea flower extraction using maceration obtains a 18.06% yield. Phytochemical study using thin layer chromatography suggested the Rf of crude extract had the same Rf with quercetin standard which is 0.57 so it was proven that the crude extract contained quercetin. The MTT assay and log probit analysis showed the IC50 of butterfly pea crude extract was 862 μg/mL. The scratch wound healing assay using concentrations below IC50 showed 50% of cell migration activity of the MCF-7 HER2-positive was inhibited in 24 hours interval by 380 μg/mL crude extract and in 48 hours interval with 500 μg/mL of crude extract was able to prevent the scratch closure. Statistical analysis using SPSS 16.0 showed that the crude extract can significantly suppressed the migration of the cancer cell.


Butterfly pea flower extract has an antimetastatic activity to MCF-7 HER2-positive breast cancer cell line in-vitro.

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