[MOL] Chinese herb blocks division of cancer cells [02267] Medicine On Line


[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[MOL] Chinese herb blocks division of cancer cells



More interesting stuff...love, Joicy


Chinese herb blocks division of cancer cells
    [04/29/99; Reuters News Service]

NEW YORK, Apr 28 (Reuters Health) -- For centuries, the Chinese
herbal medicine called Danggui Longhui Wan has been used in the
treatment of leukemia. In an article published this week in Nature
Cell Biology, European researchers report that they have discovered
that the active ingredient in the herbal remedy works by blocking
the proliferation of cancer cells. The team, led by Ralph Hoessel
of the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany, note that Danggui
Longhui Wan includes 11 different herbal medicines. More than
30 years ago, researchers at the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences
identified the active ingredient in this complex mixture as Qing
Dai, a dark blue powder prepared from various plants and containing
a large amount of the blue dye indigo. The leukemia-fighting ingredient
was found to be indirubin, a red-colored relative of the indigo
blue dye.

The full article can be found at:

http://dailynews.yahoo.com/headlines/hl/story.html?s=v/nm/19990428/hl/mol13_
1.html


------------------------------------------------------------------------
This is an automatically-generated notice.  If you'd like to be removed
from the mailing list, please visit the Medicine-On-Line Discussion Forum
at <http://www.meds.com/con_faq.html>, or send an email message to:
majordomo@lists.meds.com
with the subject line blank and the body of the message containing the line:
unsubscribe mol-cancer your-email-address
where the phrase your-email-address is replaced with your actual email
address.
------------------------------------------------------------------------