If you have not already had enough reason to eat your vegetables, then this new study says that broccoli contains an amazing ingredient that could be the "Achilles heel" of cancer.
Broccoli is a member of the cruciferous family, which includes cauliflower, cabbage, kale and Brussels sprouts.
While many people may not like their taste – and they may not be good for lactating mothers – these vegetables contain a tiny but strong molecule that disrupts the gene responsible for it. Cancerous tumor growth known as WWP1.
Study Director Pier Paolo Pandolfi, director of the cancer center and cancer research institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, said the discovery could pave the way for a new cancer treatment. [1
"The study is really exciting," Pandolfi told the Harvard Gazette. "I was bombarded by journalists – because of the broccoli compound, let's face it – forget what you think about science, the fact that [we found] is something your grandma would say [is] is good for you, it is appealing. "
Pandolfi and his team hypothesized that a gene called PTEN could cause irregularities and defects WWP1.
Testing their theory for cancer-prone mice and human cells, they found that WWP1 produced an enzyme that was the tumor suppressive However, the scientists also found out that in cruciferous plants a molecule called indole-3-carbinol (I3C) is found that can restore the anti-cancer properties of PTEN.
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Pandolfi zu According to the Official Journal, the discovery could be the key to unlocking "one of the most important tumor suppressors in the history of cancer genetics".
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"This path is evolving not only as a regulator of tumor growth control but also as an Achilles heel that we can target with therapeutic options," said Pandolfi , "These results pave the way for a long-awaited approach to reactivating tumor suppressors in cancer treatment."
The team plans to continue their research to find a more practical way to treat cancer patients with I3C and induce tumor-inhibiting properties in PTEN.
The study was published in the journal Science .
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