Anticancer effects of a plant lignan 7-hydroxymatairesinol on a prostate cancer model in vivo


Anticancer effects of a plant lignan 7-hydroxymatairesinol on a prostate cancer model in vivo.

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Bylund A, Saarinen N, Zhang JX, Bergh A, Widmark A, Johansson A, Lundin E, Adlercreutz H, Hallmans G, Stattin P, Makela S.

University of Turku, Functional Foods Forum, FI-20014 Turku, Finland.

Clinical intervention studies and experimental studies with lignan-rich diets suggest that lignans may have inhibitory effects on prostate cancer, but no clinical or experimental studies with purified lignans have been published. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of a plant lignan 7-hydroxymatairesinol (HMR) on LNCaP human prostate cancer xenografts in athymic mice . . .

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