By Kyle J. Norton, Scholar, Master of Nutrients
Cruciferous vegetables with rich of phytochemcals may be the potential foods that dissolve chemical carcinogens toxic effect before they can induce onset of cancers, some scientists suggested
Cancers are class of medical condition characterized by cells growth disorderly and uncontrollably in any tissue and organs in the body. In most cases, at the later stage, cancerous cells can travel a distance away to infectious other healthy cells and tissue.
Chemical carcinogens are types of chemical compounds that can cause cancer, mostly man-made.
According to the Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, sulforaphane (SFN),the isothiocyanate (ITC) group of organosulfur compounds found in cruciferous vegetable expressed chemopreventive properties involved detoxification processes of chemical carcinogens.
Certain chemicals, such as benzene, beryllium, asbestos, vinyl chloride, and arsenic are known to induce human carcinogens.
Dr. de Figueiredo SM, the lead author said, " In a dose dependent manner, ITC inhibits the viability of human cancer cells, modifies epigenetic events that occur in cancer cells and present antiinflammatory effect acting during the initial of uncontrolled cell proliferation." and "Chemical carcinogens are types of cancer caused by chemical toxins in induction of cellular and chromosomes change, DNA damage,... ".
The chemoprotective activity of the vegetable is the result of the significant expression of the antioxidants in exhibited cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in cancer cells as well as acting as the post-initiation stages of carcinogenesis, as a 'suppressing' agent involving the ability to modulate the Nrf2 in reduced damage from oxidative damage.
In fact, besides used as chemopreventive agent against chemical carcinogenesis, sulforaphane (SFN),the major chemical constituent of cruciferous vegetables also inhibited the drug-metabolizing enzymes that cause activation/neutralization of carcinogenic metabolites and protected normal healthy cells from environmental toxin induced of cancers.
Furthermore, the phytochemical exhibited the molecular mechanisms responsible for the overall chemopreventive effects on selective cytotoxicity, in reduced oxidate stress, free radicals produced by lipid peroxidation in cells.
In the study of tobacco smoke carcinogens induced chemical tumors, cruciferous vegetable consumption has shown to inversely associate the development of cancer.
In animal experiments. the chemopreventive effects of isothiocyanates, another compound found in cruciferous vegetable, inhibited the metabolic activation of carcinogens by cytochrome P450s, enzymes with function in metabolized potentially toxic compounds.
Taking together, intake of cruciferous vegetables have a potential health benefits against environment toxins in cancer development, but due to small size of the sample, further studies are necessary to address its viability.
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(1) Chemoprotection by sulforaphane: keep one eye beyond Keap1 by Myzak MC1, Dashwood RH.(PubMed)
(2) The antioxidant properties of organosulfur compounds (sulforaphane) by de Figueiredo SM1, Binda NS, Nogueira-Machado JA, Vieira-Filho SA, Caligiorne RB.(PubMed)
(3) Role of 4-hydroxynonenal in chemopreventive activities of sulforaphane by Sharma R1, Sharma A, Chaudhary P, Sahu M, Jaiswal S, Awasthi S, Awasthi YC.(PubMed)
(4) Chemicals, Cancer, and You by Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry