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    5. Conclusion
    In summary, IL-GFE exhibit antiproliferative effects against MCF-7 breast cancer cell lines by inducing loss of cell viability via apoptosis, morphology changes, and cell cycle arrest at the G0/G1 phase. This inhibition was selective to the growth of MCF-7 cells without any effect on nontumorigenic VERO cells, suggesting that IL-GFE possesses se-lective antitumor properties toward cancer cells. It also showed their potentiality as an anticancer agent when compared with Taxol as a positive control. Moreover, IL-GFE treatment has inhibited breast cancer MCF-7 cell growth by reducing the number of cell generations and increasing the doubling time compared with the control. These data suggest that the IL-GFE can be developed as a novel mechanism-based supplement agent for the cure and prevention of breast cancer. Further investigations are necessary to elucidate the mechanisms underlying
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    Conflicts of interest
    There is no conflict of interest in this work.
    The authors are grateful to the International Islamic University Malaysia, for providing the P-RIGS grant and laboratory facilities to carry out the research.
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