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Caffeine-curcumin mixture/Caffeine more potent than curcumin in hepatocarcinogenic model of prevention/suppression.

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#1 Ruth

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Posted 20 July 2018 - 01:57 AM

http://www.caffesalu...nogenesis-dimet Y Fijuse et al, Preventive effect of caffeine and curcumin on hepato-carcinogenesis in dimethylnitrosamine-induced rats, International Journal of Oncology, 2012

Chemopreventive effects of caffeine and curcumin were evaluated in the diethylnitrosamine (DEN)-induced hepatocarcinogenic rat model. Animals injected with DEN for 10 weeks (G2-10w) and 14 weeks (G2-14w) were hepatocarcinogenic rats. Animals injected with DEN and treated with curcumin and caffeine for 10 weeks (G3-10w, G4-10w) and 14 weeks (G3-14w, G4-14w) were compared with those in G2. Macroscopic and microscopic features suggested that treatment with caffeine, but not curcumin, for 10 and 14 weeks was effective in inhibiting DEN-induced hepatocarcinogenesis. Immunohistochemical and western blot analysis with proliferating cell nuclear antigen and glutathione S-transferase-P antibodies also showed that expression levels of these hepatocarcinogenic markers were more efficiently reduced by treatment with caffeine than curcumin. Our data demonstrate that caffeine could be a more potent compound than curcumin for prevention of hepatocarcinogenesis in DEN-induced rats.

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