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Curcumin: The Chuck Norris of DNA methyltransferase inhibitors by Etienne Robillard

Introduction

Curcuma longa (hence "curcumin") is a popular spice extract originating from India and used as a spicy additive in Indian gastronomy. DNA methyltransferase inhibition by curcumin is a strong promoter of prostate cancer-cells apoptosis.

References

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2820199/ [Paper1]
    Chemopreventive potential of curcumin in prostate cancer.
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22608750 [Paper2]
    Methyltransferase inhibitor adenosine dialdehyde suppresses androgen receptor expression and prostate cancer growth.

See also