One such recent study reported that piperlongumine, a natural compound from the Indian Long Pepper, might block the ability of breast cancer (and other cancer) cells to survive this high level of cellular stress. To test the effects of piperlongumine, cancer researchers treated cancer cells in culture and in mice. Some of the findings from this study include:
- Piperlongumine treatment increased the level of oxidative molecules (called reactive oxygen species) in both cancer cells and normal cells engineered to be like cancer cells and resulted in an increase in cancer cell death.
- Piperlongumine had no adverse or toxic effects on normal cells.
- Cancer growth in mice with transplanted tumors was suppressed by piperlongumine treatment.
- In mice that spontaneously develop breast cancer, piperlongumine inhibited tumor growth and metastasis.
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