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Ingredients In-Depth Focus 2017

23 October 2017 | By

In this issue Dave Elder discusses issues around the manufacture of film coatings and Adeyinka Aina and colleagues consider the potential medicinal uses and efficacy of the flavonoids epigallocatechin and epicatechin, which can be extracted from the Spondias mombin plant.

Inhibition of mutant P53 tumour cells by medicinal plants

4 May 2016 | By Osuntokun Oludare Temitope and Ogunleye Adewale Joseph, Adekunle Ajasin University

The aetiology of tumours is attributed to changes in many internal (molecular) factors, most of which include mutations in several regulatory mechanisms and the loss of cell differentiation. Human isoforms of the p53 protein play a key role in maintaining genetic stability, functioning as active tumour suppressors. However, a mutation…

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