Liver cancer remains among the leading causes of cancer-related death worldwide.
New study lead by UAE University Prof. Amr Amin unravels mechanisms by which saffron-based 'crocin' protects against liver cancer.
The study entitled 'Saffron-Based Crocin Prevents Early Lesions of Liver Cancer: In Vivo, In Vitro and Network Analyses' is funded by Al-Jalila Foundation & Terry Fox Foundation and is published in Recent Patents on Anticancer Drug Discovery.
Using murine model, human liver cancer cells, gene expression profiling and computer-assisted modeling analyses, Amin's study identifies NF-kB as a regulatory hub and a candidate therapeutic drug target for liver cancer.
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Amr Amin et al. Saffron-Based Crocin Prevents Early Lesions of Liver Cancer: In Vivo, In Vitro and Network Analyses, Recent Patents on Anti-Cancer Drug Discovery (2015). DOI: 10.2174/1574892810666151102110248