Daffodils could provide a natural cure for cancer!
A study undertaken at the RNA Molecular Biology Laboratory has found a link between cancer and an extract from daffodils that is naturally anti-cancer. Scientists have extracted a natural anti-cancer compound from the European-native Daffodils called haemanthamine.
They observed that this compound blocked the production of a protein which is essential for the growth of cancer cells.
“Cancer cells are particularly sensitive to a reduction in protein synthesis,” explains the study which was published in the scientific journal Structure (Cell Press). The compound achieves this by binding the ribosome, a protein builder found in cells which is responsible for the synthesizing process.
The compound also hinders the production of such nanomachines in the nucleolus which will trigger the stabilization of the protein p53 and lead to the elimination of cancer cells.
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