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Daily Archives for: August 1st, 2013

Whole-body exposure to gamma radiation was found to result in damage to cellular DNA and lowering of antioxidant levels in various tissues. Administration of POLY-MVA, a palladium-lipoic acid formulation, for seven days prior to whole body gamma radiation significantly reduced the damage to cellular DNA in bone marrow and blood leukocytes, as well as preventing the radiation-induced lowering of tissue antioxidant levels.

POLY MVA, a commercially available health supplement containing α-lipoic acid palladium complex, was evaluated for its potential to enhance the repair of radiation-induced DNA damage. Treatment of human peripheral blood leukocytes with POLY MVA immediately after radiation exposure enhanced the repair of cellular DNA as revealed by comet assay. Post-irradiation administration of POLY MVA to mice resulted in faster cellular DNA repair,

In my medical practice, I encounter patient
s with a wide range of health concerns—
cancer, stroke, multiple sclerosis, neurodegenerative and immune disorders, among many
others. Therefore, I was intrigued when I fi
rst began reading about a highly effective
supplement that addresses most of these conditions. That supplement is called Poly-

Palladium α-lipoic acid formulation – ‘POLY-MVA’ is found to enhance the activities of Krebs cycle dehydrogenases and respiratory complexes in the heart of aged rat. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the effect of POLY-MVA on the activities of antioxidant status in the heart mitochondria of aged rat. We determined the activities of manganese–superoxide dismutase (Mn SOD),

Curcumin, derived from the rhizome of Curcuma longa L. and having both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, inhibits chemically induced carcinogenesis in the skin, forestomach, and colon when it is administered during initiation and/or postinitiation stages. This study was designed to investigate the chemopreventive action of curcumin when it is administered (late in the premalignant stage) during the promotion/progression stage of colon carcinogenesis in male F344 rats.

The cancer stem cell hypothesis asserts that malignancies arise in tissue stem and/or progenitor cells through the dysregulation or acquisition of self-renewal. In order to determine whether the dietary polyphenols, curcumin, and piperine are able to modulate the self-renewal of normal and malignant breast stem cells, we examined the effects of these compounds on mammosphere formation,

It has been reported that curcumin inhibited various types of cancer cells in vitro and in vivo. However, mechanisms of curcumin-inhibited cell growth and -induced apoptosis in human non-small cell lung cancer cells (NCI-H460) still remain unclear. In this study, NCI-H460 cells were treated with curcumin to determine its anticancer activity. Different concentrations of curcumin were used for different durations in NCI-H460 cells and the subsequent changes in the cell morphology,

Cancer is a hyperproliferative disorder that is usually treated by chemotherapeutic agents that are toxic not only to tumor cells but also to normal cells, so these agents produce major side effects. In addition, these agents are highly expensive and thus not affordable for most. Moreover, such agents cannot be used for cancer prevention. Traditional medicines are generally free of the deleterious side effects and usually inexpensive.

Curcumin or diferuloylmethane is a yellow polyphenol extracted from the rhizome of turmeric (Curcuma longa). A large volume (several hundreds) of published reports has established the anticancer and chemopreventative properties of curcumin in preclinical models of every known major cancer type. Nevertheless, the clinical translation of curcumin has been significantly hampered due to its poor systemic bioavailability,