Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by Edsel Cook
A Chinese in vitro study tested the efficacy of the natural cancer inhibitor paclitaxel when taken alongside the plant-based polyphenol resveratrol. The study concluded that resveratrol improved the anticancer effects of paclitaxel on human liver cancer cells, allowing reduced amounts of the cancer-fighting substance to be used in treatments.
The study was supported by the Central South University. Its findings were published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
Given resveratrol’s demonstrated ability to improve the cancer-fighting effects of paclitaxel, the researchers came to the conclusion that the former could serve as a sensitizing agent for the latter.
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Jiang Q, Yang M, Qu Z, Zhou J, Zhang Q. RESVERATROL ENHANCES ANTICANCER EFFECTS OF PACLITAXEL IN HEPG2 HUMAN LIVER CANCER CELLS. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 4 October 2017;17(477). DOI: 10.1186/s12906-017-1956-0.