anticarcinogen


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anticarcinogen

[′an·tē‚kär′sin·ə·jən]
(pharmacology)
Any substance which is antagonistic to the action of a carcinogen.
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Dietary carcinogens and anticarcinogens. Science 221: 1256-1263.
Fortunately, the fiber and anticarcinogens like vitamin C in these vegetables seem to counter the risk posed by the nitrate.
Recently, the anticarcinogen or cocarcinogen effects of vanillin were studied in azoxymethane- (AOM-) induced aberrant crypt foci- (ACF-) bearing rats.
(14) HDL-C has a great potential to counter the oxidative damage in cell membrane by preventing lipid peroxidase and act as antioxidant and anticarcinogen. Because plasma HDL-C level are decreased they are not sufficient enough to counter ROM attach thereby resulting in higher oxidative stress, which may cause cellular and molecular damage leading to cell proliferation and malignant transformation of mammary cells.
In addition, proanthocyanidins (bioactive compounds, present in various medicinal plants including Heritiera fomes) reportedly possess antiviral, antibacterial, enzyme inhibiting, antioxidant, and anticarcinogen properties [53, 80, 81].
In the same way, it is possible that garlic and onion exert their anticarcinogen actions indirectly by different mechanisms, such as through inhibition of lipoxygenase and cyclooxygenase activities (an anti-inflammatory effect) [12, 32].
They posses biological properties such as: antioxidant, antiapoptosis, anti-aging, anticarcinogen, anti- inflammation, anti-artherosclerosis, cardiovascular protection, improvement of the endothelial function, as well as inhibition of angiogenesis and cell proliferation activity.
Very importantly, they report that 3 [beta] -Adiol is an anticarcinogen (for the technically inclined, a redifferentiating agent) that activates estrogen receptor beta, an anticarcinogenic estrogen receptor present in large numbers in the prostate gland.
Spuds rate 69 on an anticarcinogen scale where much-touted broccoli rates 96, carrots 32, onions 25, and bell peppers 15.
Large quantities of agents are currently reported as an anticarcinogen via numerous pathways, as determined in experimental environments, while few display the same effects in clinic.
This anticarcinogen was first identified as a potent inducer of Phase 2 enzymes, but evidence is mounting that SFN acts through other cancer chemopreventive mechanisms.
Checkingthe metabolites of testosterone, including 5a-DHT (procarcinogen), 5a-androstane-3a, 17b-Adiol (procarcinogen), and 5a-Androstane-3b, 17b Adiol (anticarcinogen) is important in monitoring male sex hormones.