Reports from Indian Institute of Toxicology Research Highlight Recent Findings in Cancer Gene Therapy (New Enlightenment of Skin Cancer Chemoprevention through Phytochemicals: In Vitro and In Vivo Studies and the Underlying Mechanisms)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Cancer Gene Therapy Week -- A new study on Biotechnology is now available. According to news reporting originating in Lucknow, India, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Skin cancer is still a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Skin overexposure to ultraviolet irradiations, chemicals, and several viruses has a capability to cause severe skin-related disorders including immunosuppression and skin cancer."
The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, "These factors act in sequence at various steps of skin carcinogenesis via initiation, promotion, and/or progression. These days cancer chemoprevention is recognized as the most hopeful and novel approach to prevent, inhibit, or reverse the processes of carcinogenesis by intervention with natural products. Phytochemicals have antioxidant, antimutagenic, anticarcinogenic, and carcinogen detoxification capabilities thereby considered as efficient chemopreventive agents. Considerable efforts have been done to identify the phytochemicals which may possibly act on one or several molecular targets that modulate cellular processes such as inflammation, immunity, cell cycle progression, and apoptosis. Till date several phytochemicals in the light of chemoprevention have been studied by using suitable skin carcinogenic in vitro and in vivo models and proven as beneficial for prevention of skin cancer."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "This revision presents a comprehensive knowledge and the main molecular mechanisms of actions of various phytochemicals in the chemoprevention of skin cancer."
For more information on this research see: New Enlightenment of Skin Cancer Chemoprevention through Phytochemicals: In Vitro and In Vivo Studies and the Underlying Mechanisms. Biomed Research International, 2014;2014():243452 (see also Biotechnology).
Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting M. Singh, Proteomics Laboratory, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, PO Box 80, M G Marg, Lucknow 226001, India. Additional authors for this research include S. Suman and Y. Shukla.
Keywords for this news article include: Lucknow, India, Asia, Biotechnology, Cancer Gene Therapy, Carcinogenesis, Oncology, Risk and Prevention, Skin Cancer, Skin Neoplasms.
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