‎“Sea Cucumbers” Discovered To Have Anticarcinogenic Substance

By Dialogo
February 04, 2009

QUE NOTICIA MARAVILHOSA É ESSA!!!!
Que bom que podemos acreditar na cura do cancer
por meios satisfatorios.
Espero cinseramente que tudo de certo! , This is a good idea since number of cancer patients is increasing.. I have a question, "Do sea urchins also have anti-carcinogenic?" since they are closely related to sea cucumber, is it possible to sea urchins to have this factor?. Thank you so much for the article. I hope you can answer my question. God bless and more powers. Argentinean scientists discovered that the sea creatures known as “sea cucumbers” ‎contain a substance capable of inhibiting the proliferation of cancer cells, local press ‎reported today.‎ The compound was found in “psolus patagonicus,” one of approximately 1,200 known ‎species of “sea cucumber,” which is closely related to starfish and sea urchins and ‎which roams the depths of the ocean, feeding on oceanic sediments.‎ This discovery was the result of an interdisciplinary project financed by the National ‎Scientific and Technical Research Council, the National Agency for Scientific and ‎Technological Promotion, and the University of Buenos Aires.‎ One of the authors of the investigation named the molecule “triterpeno glucósico” (TG), ‎after proving that it is capable of inhibiting the proliferation of cancer cells obtained ‎from human breast, liver, and lung tumors. ‎ TG is one of the defense mechanisms of the “sea cucumber.” When threatened, it ‎excretes some of its viscera so that the predator is distracted with eating it, and at the ‎same time expels substances toxic to some kinds of fish. ‎ A widely-known drawback of TG that has been obtained so far from different species of ‎‎“sea cucumber” is that it damages all cells, whether normal or tumorous, making its ‎utilization pharmacologically infeasible.‎ Because of this, the researchers cautioned that there is a long way to go before these ‎substances will have therapeutic applications on human beings, since numerous tests on ‎laboratory animals will be necessary before clinical tests are approved.‎
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