Celery, Artichokes, Oregano Mar Human Pancreatic Cancer Cells: Study
A research conducted by the US researchers has shown that celery, artichokes and herbs can mar human pancreatic cancer cells.
These herbs include Mexican oregano, and these possessapigenin and luteolin, flavonoids.
According to a professor of food chemistry and food toxicology at the University of Illinois, Elvira de Mejiaand Jodee Johnson, a doctoral candidate in de Mejia's lab, "Apigenin alone induced cell death in two aggressive human pancreatic cancer cell lines. But we received the best results when we pre-treated cancer cells with apigenin for 24 hours, then applied the chemotherapeutic drug gemcitabine for 36 hours".
The researchers studied the use of flavonoids. They wanted to know the benefits of using flavonoids before consuming a chemotherapeutic drug. After the study, the researchers concluded that this technique can reduce an enzyme that increases pancreatic cancer cells.
According to the researchers, apigenin inhibited an enzyme dubbed as glycogen synthase kinase-3 beta. It declined the production of anti-apoptotic genes in the pancreatic cancer cells.
The researchers continued by saying that after administering of these herbs they found that the percentage of cells coming across apoptosis increased. The number surged from 8.4 percent in cells to 43.8 percent.
The research in this regard is still perpetuating.
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