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Carotenoid Effects on Transcription and Growth in Tumors

Project Description

Dr. Benbrook investigated the mechanism by which dietary carotenoids, after being converted into retinoic acid in the body, inhibit the growth and development of tumors. Specifically, her studies aimed to discover how carotenoids and vitamin A change the balance of proteins that make up a cell. Using a cervical cancer cell system, she sought to determine how these nutrients inhibit cervical tumor growth.

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