Curcumol inhibited the proliferation and metastasis and promoted apoptosis in glioma cells. (A) MTT assay was performed to determine the effect of curcumol on the proliferation of glioma cells. (B) Transwell migration and (C) invasion assays were performed to determine the effect of curcumol on the metastasis of glioma cells. (D) Glioma cells were treated with curcumol for 48 h and analyzed by flow cytometry after Annexin V-FITC/PI staining. Data were represented as means ± SD from at least of three independent experiments. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01 when compared with the untreated control group.