1. Saffron-based crocin can prevent liver cancer

Saffron-based crocin can prevent liver cancer

Amongst the deaths caused cancer worldwide, liver cancer remains the leading causes.

By: | Published: January 1, 2016 4:39 PM

Amongst the deaths caused cancer worldwide, liver cancer remains the leading causes.

A new study lead by UAE University Prof. Amr Amin has unraveled the mechanisms by which saffron-based crocin protects against liver cancer.

The study has been entitled ‘Saffron-Based Crocin Prevents Early Lesions of Liver Cancer: In Vivo, In Vitro and Network Analyses.’

Using murine model, human liver cancer cells, gene expression profiling and computer-assisted modeling analyses, Amin’s study identified NF-kB as a regulatory hub and a candidate therapeutic drug target for liver cancer.

The study has been published in the Recent Patents on Anticancer Drug Discovery.

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