Scientists have found that compounds from marine herbs inhibit the development of cancer
VLADIVOSTOK, August 17 — RIA Novosti. Young scientists of the far Eastern Federal University and far East branch of RAS have established that biologically active compounds from sea grass is able to suppress the growth of cancer cells, according to the University.
“The study of pharmacological activity of luteolin disulfate (DSL) of the sea grass Zostera Asiatica have shown its anticarcinogenic properties and pronounced therapeutic effect… the Study was conducted on models of skin carcinogenesis (type of cancer) in laboratory animals. After 15 weeks of the experiment in the groups treated DSL, the number and size of tumors, the frequency of appearance of new lesions, the growth rate was at least 1.5 times lower compared to the group where the substance is not used”, — stated in the message.
According to the undergraduate programs of Biology, School of natural Sciences FEFU Hope Borovoi, treatment of DSL leads to stimulation of mechanisms of immune surveillance.
The obtained data confirmed that DSL can be used for additional cancer therapy, including as components of functional food in various beverages and foods, according to scientists.