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Induction of Carcinogen Detoxifying Enzymes by the Dietary Anticarcinogen Elagic Acid (1994)

Title:

Induction of Carcinogen Detoxifying Enzymes by the Dietary Anticarcinogen Elagic Acid

Key words:

ellagic acid

Research Institution:

Northwestern University

Location:

Illinois

Researcher:

David H Barch

Project Description:

Dr. Barch has shown that part of the anticarcinogenic activity of ellagic acid, found in a variety of fruits and nuts, comes from the ability of ellagic acid to increase the production of glutathione S-transferase Ya and quinone reductase, two detoxification proteins that destroy cancer-causing chemicals. This study examined the signals ellagic acid uses to tell the body to make detoxification enzymes.

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