Cancer, Lectins

Year Published: 2014

Journal

Food Chem Toxicol

Authors

Mukhopadhyay S, Panda PK, Behera B, Das CK, Hassan MK, Das DN, Sinha N, Bissoyi A, Pramanik K, Maiti TK, Bhutia SK

Methods

Authors used peanut agglutinin (the main lectin in peanuts) and tested its effects both in vitro and in vivo cancer cells.

Key Findings

Results showed that peanut agglutinin caused cell death in cancer cells in both in vitro and in vivo cases. Authors concluded that this is an effective anti-cancer agent.