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Phytate Promotes Apoptosis in Coloncytes via Inhibition of the PI 3 Kinase/Akt Signaling Pathway (1998)

Title:

Phytate Promotes Apoptosis in Coloncytes via Inhibition of the PI 3 Kinase/Akt Signaling Pathway

Key words:

phytate, PI 3 kinase/Akt signaling pathway, apoptosis

Research Institution:

Texas A & M University

Location:

Texas

Researcher:

Nancy D Turner

Project Description:

Dr. Turner studied whether phytate, a component of high fiber diets, decreases colon cancer in animal models by enhancing programmed cell death through inhibition of certain enzymes involved in the process of carcinogenesis.

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