Plant Phenolics Ferulic Acid and P-Coumaric Acid Inhibit Colorectal Cancer Cell Proliferation through EGFR Down-Regulation

Year Published: 2016


Asian Pac J Cancer Prev


Roy N, Narayanankutty A, Nazeem PA, Valsalan R, Babu TD, Mathew D


Authors of this study treated human colorectal cancer cells with ferulic and p-coumaric acids, powerful antioxidants that are contained in peanuts. They wanted to examine the effects that this would have on the cancer cells.

Key Findings

Key Findings: Results showed that both compounds were effective at killing colorectal cancer cells. Authors concluded that these compounds are important for targeting diseases like colorectal cancer.