Chlorophyll and chlorophyllin
as modifiers of genotoxic effects.
Zimmering, A study of the inhibition/promotion effects of sodium-copper chlorophyllin
(SCC)-mediated mutagenesis in somatic cells of Drosophila, Mutat.
Mechanism of action of Chlorophyllin
against Mitomycin--C mutagenicity in Allium cepa.
One such report concerns about the antimutagenic and anticarcinogenic activity of chlorophyllin
towards aflatoxin in rainbow trout .
Altamirano-Lozano, "Effect of chlorophyllin
on chromium trioxide-induced micronuclei in polychromatic erythrocytes in mouse peripheral blood," Mutation Research/Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis, vol.
Effects of sodium copper chlorophyllin
on mesenchymal stem cell function in aplastic anemia mice.
In December a factory owner was sentenced to 16 years in prison for selling olive oil adulterated with cheap cottonseed oil and banned colouring agent copper chlorophyllin
, the chemical that gives spinach its dark green color, is known to reduce the risk of liver cancer.
Media revealed in October that Chang Chi adulterated premium olive oil and other oil products with less expensive cottonseed oil, and even with potentially harmful chemicals, including copper chlorophyllin
, while selling them as 100 percent pure products.
is a sodium-copper salt derivative of chlorophyll where the central nucleus of magnesium is substituted by another metal such as copper, iron or cobalt and where the phytyl and methyl ester groups are substituted by sodium or potassium (SARKAR et al.
There's considerable evidence in epidemiologic and other clinical studies with humans that chlorophyll and its derivative, chlorophyllin
, can protect against cancer," said Tammie McQuistan, a research assistant working with George Bailey, a professor emeritus in the Linus Pauling Institute at OSU.
The composition comprises at least one natural dye chosen from orceins, alizarin, purpurin, carminic acid, kermesic acid, purpuroqallin, protocatechaldehyde, indigo, curcumin, spinulosin, apiqenidin, chlorophyllin
, sorghum, and cochineal carmine and at least one organic solvent.