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Dietary Antioxidants and Protein Kinase C Oxidative Activation in Tumor Promotion

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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