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Natural compound found in broccoli reawakens the function of potent tumor suppressor

20:00 EDT 15 May 2019 | AAAS

(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) Long associated with decreased risk of cancer, broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables -- the family of plants that also includes cauliflower, cabbage, collard greens, Brussels sprouts and kale -- contain a molecule that inactivates a gene known to play a role in a variety of common human cancers. A new study demonstrates that targeting the gene, known as WWP1, with the ingredient found in broccoli suppressed tumor growth in cancer-prone lab animals.

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