Leukemia

Curcumin Sensitizes Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia Cells
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Curcumin selectively inhibited the growth and promoted apoptosis in both primary and secondary leukemic cells derived from APL. The curcumin-induced apoptosis of APL cells was triggered by an amplification of ER stress, possibly from the accumulation of misfolded N-CoR protein in the ER.  [...]
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Turmeric and Leukemia
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Current treatment for B-chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL) does not offer a cure. Natural therapies are being studied to see if they could improve clinical outcomes of patients who have B-CLL. It was found that curcumin could induce apoptosis of B-CLL cells. This apoptosis depends on the dose of curcumin used. Curcumin offers powerful antioxidant, chemotherapeutic, chemopreventive benefits which can benefit treatment of B-CLL.  [...]
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