In vitro and in vivo antitumor effects of Peanut agglutinin through induction of apoptotic and autophagic cell death

Year Published: 2014


Food Chem Toxicol


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


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

Key Findings

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.