Mexico, May 17 (Notimex) – International researchers have discovered that existing compounds of broccoli and brussels sprouts can block cancer tumors.
Pier Paolo Pandolfi, a medical and pathologist at Harvard Medical School and a leader in this research, has identified a compound called I3C that occurs inside the body that keeps the tumor from developing.
Based on information from educational institutions, the study was based on the function of a cancer-suppressing gene called PTEN, one of the most important tumor suppressors in genetic history.
According to Harvard University, this gene is usually attacked by cancer and is trying to eliminate, mutate or inactivate cancer.
Experts who used human cells and mice to develop prostate cancer have found that enzymes called WWP1, which promote cancer growth, are very important for interfering with PTEN function.
This study, published in the journal "Science", could enable drug development based on the release of PTEN to inhibit WWP1 and result.
It can also help people with genetic deficiencies in PTEN that tend to cause cancer, as well as people with developmental disorders that can lead to intellectual or mental illness.
"We think that these kinds of drugs can be very important for human health beyond cancer," says Pandolfi.
The protective compound I3C of PTEN is found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower.
Experts stressed the need to carry out additional analyzes to study the proper dose and undesirable effects of I3C supplements.
The study was developed at the Cancer Center and Cancer Research Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Pandolfi and his team, sponsored by the Institutional Representative of the United States, Taiwan, China, Italy, Australia and India. About health
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