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Identification of Minor Dietary Anticarcinogenic Components in Vegetables (1992)

Title:

Identification of Minor Dietary Anticarcinogenic Components in Vegetables

Key words:

sulforaphane, broccoli

Research Institution:

The Johns Hopkins University

Location:

Maryland

Researcher:

Paul Talalay

Project Description:

Dr. Talalay, using a novel technique of harnessing endogenous cellular mechanisms, sought to identify minor chemicals that are potent inducers of Phase 2 protective enzymes. After isolating one such potent inducer (sulforaphane) from broccoli, he expanded his studies to identify others and explain their mechanisms of action.

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