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Carcinogenic vs. Anticarcinogenic Properties of Capsaicin in Hot Red Peppers-An Overview

Authors
 Young-Joon Surh  ;  Kwang-Kyun Park 
Citation
 Journal of Korean Association of Cancer Prevention (대한암예방학회지), Vol.1(2) : 55-61, 1997 
Journal Title
 Journal of Korean Association of Cancer Prevention (대한암예방학회지) 
ISSN
 1229-0165 
Issue Date
1997
Keywords
Capsaicin ; Red pepper ; Carcinogenesis ; Chemoprevention
Abstract
There has been a substantial body of data, supporting that dietary factors have a profound Impact on prevention as well as etiology of human cancer. Capsaicin, the principal pungent constituent of hot pungent, has numerous pharmacological and physiological effects. Capsaicin has been extensively tested fur mutagenicity and carcinogenicity, but results remain conflicting Thus, while certain groups have reported genotoxic and tumor-initiating or Promoting effects of capsaicin. oth-ers have found just the opposite effects. Capsaicin appears to be a double-edged sword, ana the op-posing dual roles this molecule plays in exferimental carcinogenesis and mutagenesis are the sub-ject of this review.
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2. College of Dentistry (치과대학) > Dept. of Oral Biology (구강생물학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Park, Kwang Kyun(박광균)
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/177758
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