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Dietary Antioxidants and Protein Kinase C Oxidative Activation in Tumor Promotion (1993)

Title:

Dietary Antioxidants and Protein Kinase C Oxidative Activation in Tumor Promotion

Key words:

PKC, antioxidants, carotenoids, vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium

Research Institution:

University of Southern California

Location:

California

Researcher:

Rayuda Gopalakrishna

Project Description:

Protein Kinase C (PKC), which plays a role with enzymes to regulate cell growth, is affected by antioxidants. This grant looked at how dietary antioxidants�specifically carotenoids, vitamins C and E, and selenium�affect the activation or inactivation of PKC. The main goal of this study was to understand the nutrient interactions that are effective in counteracting tumor promoters.

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