Mexico.- A compound found in grapes, peanuts and blackberries may help inhibit the spread of cancer, said the Department of Genetics and Molecular Biology's Center for Research and Advanced Studies, the compound called resveratrol is an antioxidant that provides key benefits to combat resistance to chemotherapy, the leading cause of cancer treatment failure.
The study, led by Patricio Gariglio Vidal and Jaime García Mena of the Department of Genetics and Molecular Biology at the Center for Research and Advanced Studies, indicated that this compound inhibits the spread of cancer cells and eliminates resistance generated by drugs such as cisplatin treatment of various types of cancer.
When resveratrol is combined with ciplastine, the resistance that the cancer cells could have created for chemotherapy treatment disappears, and the amount of ciplastine provided is also reduced.
Jorge Arturo Hernández, a doctoral student in the department, said the research was developed in a cisplatin-resistant breast cancer cell line.
This study published in the scientific journal "Nutrients", observed that resveratrol is a natural compound to which several properties were attributed; One of the most impressive is to support the fight against cancer as it has been seen that protects healthy cells that are at the periphery of tumors and does not generate toxicity in humans.