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Induction of mitochondrial dependent apoptosis and cell cycle arrest in human promyelocytic leukemia HL-60 cells by an extract from Dorstenia psilurus: a spice from Cameroon

Posted September 11, 2013

The use of edible plants is an integral part of dietary behavior in the West region of Cameroon. Dorstenia psilurus (Moraceae) is widely used as spice and as medicinal plant for the treatment of several diseases in Cameroon. The aim of this study is to investigate the cytotoxic and apoptotic potential of methanol extract of D. psilurus in human promyelocytic leukemia (HL-60) cells and prostate cancer (PC-3) cells.

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Zinc Supplementation in Children and Adolescents with Acute Leukemia

Posted September 3, 2013

In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study involving 38 children and adolescents with acute leukemia, oral supplementation with zinc (2 mg/kg/day) in the form of amino acid salt, for a period of 60 days was found to be associated with a significantly reduced number of infections, possibly due to immune stimulation, as well as a beneficial effect on weight gain.

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Compound in Broccoli and Cauliflower Kills Leukemia Cells

Posted June 4, 2013

Nutrition scientists have been proclaiming the health benefits of the bioactive compound sulforaphane, found in crucifers such as cauliflower and broccoli, for the past ten years. Prior research studies have concluded that the chemical directly alters the expression of our genes to lower the risk from many different types of cancer. It appears that mainstream medical science has finally caught on as studies are showing that the extracted compound can effectively treat one of the most aggressive and invasive forms of leukemia that primarily afflicts children.

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Broccoli compound backed to help in leukaemia fight

Posted December 18, 2012

A compound found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables could help to battle leukemia, say researchers.

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Common Childhood Leukemia May Be Treated With Vegetable Compound

Posted December 17, 2012

It looks like your mother was on to something when she said, “Eat your vegetables!” A concentrated form of a compound called sulforaphane found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables has been shown to reduce the number of acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells in the lab setting, said researchers at Baylor College of Medicine. The findings appear in PLOS ONE.

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Vegetable Compound Could Become Ingredient to Treating Leukemia

Posted December 13, 2012

A concentrated form of a compound called sulforaphane found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables has been shown to reduce the number of acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells in the lab setting, said researchers at Baylor College of Medicine. The findings appear in the current edition of PLOS ONE.

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Vitamin C, k3 may be enlisted to cure leukemia

Posted April 30, 2012

A new study published recently in the Cancer Cell International suggests that vitamin c together with vitamin k3 may help treat leukemia. The study led by Angelica R Bonilla-Porras of University of Antioquia (UdeA) in Colombia shows vitamin k3 or vitamin C induced apoptosis in leukemia cells.

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Fish Oil May Hold Key to Leukemia Cure

Posted April 30, 2012

A compound produced from fish oil that appears to target leukemia stem cells could lead to a cure for the disease, according to Penn State researchers. The compound — delta-12-protaglandin J3, or D12-PGJ3 — targeted and killed the stem cells of chronic myelogenous leukemia, or CML, in mice, said Sandeep Prabhu, associate professor of immunology and molecular toxicology in the Department of Veterinary and Medical Sciences. The compound is produced from EPA — Eicosapentaenoic Acid — an Omega-3 fatty acid found in fish and in fish oil, he said.

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Could a compound in fish oil cure leukemia?

Posted April 30, 2012

A compound produced from EPA — Eicosapentaenoic Acid — an Omega-3 fatty acid found in fish oils may help cure chronic myelogenous leukemia, or CML. In their study, Penn State researchers found the compound delta-12-protaglandin J3, or D12-PGJ3 honed in on and killed CML stem cells in mice.

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Curcumin induces the apoptosis of human monocytic leukemia THP-1 cells via the activation of JNK/ERK Pathways

Posted April 30, 2012

Curcumin is a principal compound of turmeric, commonly used to treat tumors and other diseases. However, its anti-cancer activity in human acute monocytic leukemia THP-1 cells is not clear. This study aimed to study the anti-cancer effect and action of curcumin on THP-1 cells.

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