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Dietary supplemented 2-mercaptoethanol prevents spontaneous and delays virally-induced murine mammary tumorigenesis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23760494     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There seems to be little doubt that organosulfur compounds have enormous benefits for biological processes, especially those of diseases like cancer. The preliminary results herein define a cancer model in which benefits/mechanisms of multitudes of xenobiotic and nature's organosulfurs could easily be compared. Mice from three strains with a high incidence for naturally occurring tumors were treated daily with 2-mercaptoethanol (2-Me) starting at weaning. The 100% tumor incidence of undefined etiology in untreated BXSB-Yaa (+) males was completely prevented by 2-Me. In contrast, 2-Me treatment of female and male C3H.OL and C3H.OH congenic strains, did not change the 100% tumor incidence due to milk-borne retrovirus, MMTV(S), but did: (1) delay the appearance of tumors by 42%; (2) increase longevity 56%; and (3) increase longevity, post-tumor detection, 95%. The addition of these results to the increasingly impressive anti-cancer benefits of simple xenobiotic organosulfurs raise the question: Can they be adapted for use as a preventive modality for human cancer?
Robert E Click
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cancer biology & therapy     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1555-8576     ISO Abbreviation:  Cancer Biol. Ther.     Publication Date:  2013 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-06-13     Completed Date:  2014-01-14     Revised Date:  2014-06-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101137842     Medline TA:  Cancer Biol Ther     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  521-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Administration, Oral
Anticarcinogenic Agents / administration & dosage*
Dietary Supplements
Drug Screening Assays, Antitumor
Mammary Neoplasms, Experimental / prevention & control*,  virology
Mammary Tumor Virus, Mouse*
Mercaptoethanol / administration & dosage*
Mice, Inbred C3H
Mice, Transgenic
Retroviridae Infections / complications*
Treatment Outcome
Tumor Virus Infections / complications*
Grant Support
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anticarcinogenic Agents; 60-24-2/Mercaptoethanol

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