ANTITUMORAL ACTIVITY OF CURCUMIN: AN ADIUVANT THERAPEUTIC STRATEGY

Marco Giammanco, Francesco Carini, Francesca Rappa, Francesca Maria Carini, Giovanni Tomasello, Alessandro Pitruzzella, Provvidenza Damiani, Alessandro Pitruzzella, Francesca Rappa, Margherita Mazzola, Dario Saguto, Giovanni Tomasello, Benedetto Di Trapani, Antonio Ciulla, William Ra’, Paola Giammanco, Giovanni Taverna, Mike Carini, Francesco Carini, Antonio CiullaBenedetto Di Trapani, Dario Saguto, Provvidenza Damiani

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Abstract

Curcumin, an active substance contained in an Indian spice called turmeric or curcuma, is well known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. In recent times, it was taken into account and studied as an antitumoral molecule, by relying on its interference on several biological mechanisms, such as the inibition of inflammatory mediators, the enhancement of detoxifying enzimes action and processes of cell growth and proliferation. Studies show how the high dosage of curcumin in vitro inhibits colorectal tumor cells, pancreatic tumor cells, lung cancer cells and glioblastoma's cells, interfering in signaling patwhays as WNT/Beta-catenin, NF-KB and P13K/AKT and leading to cell cycle arrest and apoptosis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)130-133
Number of pages4
JournalJOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH
Volume93
Publication statusPublished - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • Plant Science
  • Biochemistry, medical

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