A chemist from the United States has finally discovered a method to combat a cancer protein

Apr.22.2021, 17:44 | Updated: Apr.22.2021, 17:44 | 36 views

A chemist from the University of the United States has finally discovered a method to synthesize a compound to combat a cancer protein. After discovering a rare compound in a shrub that grows in North America, a chemistry professor named Mingji Daithen, studied the compound and discovered an efficient way to synthesize it in the laboratory.

A compound- curcusone D may help fight a protein found in many forms of cancer, including breast, brain, colon, lung, and liver cancers.

Curcusones are compounds received from the Jatropha curcas shrub, which is also sometimes called the purging nut. Once it grew only in America, but now it has spread to other continents such as Africa and Asia. The next action will be to examine the compound to make sure it’s not toxic to humans. And researchers are pretty optimistic about it because the shrub has been used as a source of traditional medicine in some cultures in the past, also including cancer treatments.

Researchers examined the compounds on breast cancer cells and discovered curcusone D to be very powerful in overcoming cancer cells. The problem is that it takes a lot of shrubberies to produce even a small amount of curcusone. In addition, it is difficult to separate the compounds from other chemicals in the roots. To allocate about a quarter of a teaspoon, you need to get about 50 kilograms of dry roots.

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