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Israeli scientists proved that a substance in broccoli affect the activity of specific gene associated with cancer. In an experiment involving mice tend to develop tumors, it was demonstrated that the molecule indole-3-carbinol (I3C) stops the formation of malignant tumors. About it reported in a press release on MedicalXpress.
The researchers injected I3C contained in broccoli and other Brassicaceae, the body of rodents, where it suppressed the work of the WWP1 gene. This DNA segment encodes a gene that reduces the activity of PTEN is another gene having antitumor action. The low level of PTEN is commonly observed in tumor cells.
However, scientists estimate that the required effect can be achieved if the person would have to eat almost three kilograms of cabbage. In future, the researchers plan to examine in more detail WWP1 to develop potent inhibitors of this gene.
Earlier it was reported that scientists at the Institute of Francis Crick in great Britain found that chemicals contained in the cabbage and broccoli, support the gastro-intestinal tract (GIT) and prevents colorectal cancer.
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