Regulation of cancer cell proliferation

Cancer cells © ShutterstockResearch in recent years has shown that some of the foods and drinks we ingest on a daily basis can inhibit or regulate the proliferation of cancer cells, thus helping to prevent the spread of the disease further.  Here are a selection of articles from Food & Function showing some of the latest research in this area, including insights into how these foods regulate cell proliferation.

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Antiproliferative activities of tea and herbal infusions, Fang Li, Sha Li, Hua-Bin Li, Gui-Fang Deng, Wen-Hua Ling and Xiang-Rong Xu, Food Funct., 2013, DOI: 10.1039/C2FO30252G*

Hypericum androsaemum water extract inhibits proliferation in human colorectal cancer cells through effects on MAP kinases and PI3K/Akt pathway, Cristina P. R. Xavier, Cristovao F. Lima, Manuel Fernandes-Ferreira and Cristina Pereira-Wilson, Food Funct., 2012, 3, 844-852*

Antiproliferative mechanisms of quercetin in rat activated hepatic stellate cells, Li-chen Wu, In-wei Lu, Chi-Fu Chung, Hsing-Yu Wu and Yi-Ting Liu, Food Funct., 2011, 2, 204-212

Multistage carcinogenesis process as molecular targets in cancer chemoprevention by epicatechin-3-gallate, Min-Hsiung Pan, Yi-Siou Chiou, Yin-Jen Wang, Chi-Tang Ho and Jen-Kun Lin, Food Funct., 2011, 2, 101-110

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*Articles are free to access until the 21st February 2013.

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