Sunday, July 20, 2014

Drosophila as an in vivo system to study possible anti-cancer effects of a peptide from soy

Jones G, Srivastava A. Understanding Lunasin's biology and potential as a cancer therapeutic by utilizing Drosophila genetics. Exp Biol Med (Maywood). 2014 May;239(5):519-28. Review. PMID: 24625440.

"Soy contains many bioactive molecules known to elicit anticancer effects. One such peptide, Lunasin, has been shown to selectively act on newly transformed cells ... Lunasin's efficacy in an in vivo system is yet to be assessed. ... we discuss the state of knowledge with respect to Lunasin and then review some of the powerful genetic tools available in Drosophila. ..."

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