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Generations of American children have been told, “Eat your broccoli!” And for decades, researchershave known that broccoli and related vegetableslike cauliflower and watercress appeared to lowerthe risk of some cancers. And that compounds in the vegetables could kill cancer cells. But howthe cruciferous veggies worked their medical magic was a mystery. Until now. Becauseresearchers have figured out just what broccoli does that helps keep cancer in check. The workappears in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. [Xiantao Wang et al., “Selective Depletion ofMutant p53 by Cancer Chemoprevention Isothiocyanates and Their Structure–ActivityRelationships“]
Proteins coded by the gene p53 help keep cancer from starting to grow. But when the p53 gene is mutated, the protection is gone. Mutated p53 is implicated in about half of allhuman cancers.
Broccoli and its relatives are rich in compounds called isothiocyanates, or ITCs. And theseITCs apparently destroy the products of the mutant p53 gene, but leave the healthy p53 proteins alone and free to suppress tumor development.
The researchers write that “depletion of mutant p53 may reduce drug resistance and lead tonew strategies for treating cancer in the clinic.” In the meantime, eat your broccoli!