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Bufalin, is a cardiotonic steroid originally isolated from the Chinese toad venom. It is a component found in many chinese traditional medicine.[1]


Researches showed that Bufalin has an antitumor effect against various malignancies, such as: hepatocellular [2] and lung carcinoma [3] However, as with other bufadienolides, its use is hampered by its cardiotoxicity.[4]

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