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November 15, 2007 -- Recently, scientists demonstrated the anti-cancer effects of silibinin,
a major biologically active compound of milk thistle. Being widely used
as a folk remedy for liver diseases, milk thistle is safe and
well-tolerated, and it protects the liver from drug or alcohol-related
injury. Silibinin is highly purified from milk thistle, with a defined
chemical structure and molecular weight (C25H22O10, MW: 482.44).
study was carried out by Dr. Ke-Qin Hu and his research team at the
University of California, Irvine. Dr. Hu is a long®Cterm and
well-experienced research scientist and physician in the field of
hepatology. He has published over 70 scientific articles in various
medical professional journals. Many of his scientific research
publications are focused on viral hepatitis B and C, cirrhosis, and
liver cancer, all of which have significantly contributed to our better
understanding of common liver diseases.
Dr. Hu and his colleagues' discovery of silibiling's anti-liver cancer
effects was published in the October 28 issue of the World Journal of
Gastroenterology. The researchers found that silibilin can
significantly reduce the growth of several human hepatoma cell lines.
In addition, they demonstrated that silibinin mediates anti-liver
cancer effects by (1) reduced cancer cell proliferation and cell cycle
progression; (2) enhanced programmed death of cancer cells; and (3)
altered chromatin structure of the cancer cells.
results indicate that silibinin can be used to prevent the development
of liver cancer, one of the most common cancers worldwide. The results
have also opened our minds to the possibility of testing other herbal
supplements for possible treatment of human cancers.
Source : World Journal of Gastroenterology
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