Saffron-based crocin prevents liver cancer

January 1, 2016, UAE University
The Golden Spice is good for your liver. Credit: Bentham Science Publishers

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 -based 'crocin' protects against .

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.

Explore further: Saffron shows promise in preventing liver cancer

More information: 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

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katesisco
not rated yet Jan 02, 2016
Crete women--regardless of their relationship to the supposed Goddess--spent untold hours on their knees harvesting--Yes, you guessed it!-- saffron from crocus blossoms.

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