The differential cellular uptake of curcuminoids in vitro depends dominantly on albumin interaction.

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Summary of "The differential cellular uptake of curcuminoids in vitro depends dominantly on albumin interaction."

Curcuminoids, mainly present in the plant rhizomes of turmeric (Curcuma longa), consist of mainly three forms (curcumin (CUR), bisdemethoxycurcumin (BDMC) and demethoxycurcumin (DMC)). It has been reported that different forms of curcuminoids possess different biological activities. However, the mechanisms associated with these differences are not well-understood. Recently, our laboratory found differences in the cellular uptake of these curcuminoids. Therefore, it has been inferred that these differences contribute to the different biological activities.


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Name: Phytomedicine : international journal of phytotherapy and phytopharmacology
ISSN: 1618-095X
Pages: 152902


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