isothiocyanates


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isothiocyanates

Compounds plentiful in green cruciform vegetables such as broccoli and cabbage. Isothiocyanates are believed to be eliminated by glutathione-S-transferase, and in people negative for the genes of this enzyme these vegetables appear to offer substantial protection against lung cancer.
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Over the years, researchers have uncovered evidence that isothiocyanates possess antimicrobial and anticancer properties.
The plant releases isothiocyanates when it is challenged or eaten.
The decomposition of isothiocyanates increased as the duration of the fermentation period increased and this result was similar to the study of Vig and Walia (2001).
Ingestion of an isothiocyanate metabolite from cruciferous vegetables inhibits growth of human prostate cancer cell xenografts by apoptosis and cell cycle arrest.
Isothiocyanates trigger the formation of glutathione S-transferase and other enzymes that may block carcinogens from damaging a cell's DNA.
Epigenetic and antioxidant effects of dietary isothiocyanates and selenium: potential implications for cancer chemoprevention.
Kale packs a multi-nutritional punch by furnishing cancer-fighting phytonutrients like isothiocyanates and glucosinolates as well as lutein and zeaxanthin, the superstar carotenoids for eye health.
Green and yellow vegetables including cabbage, Brussel's sprouts and other cruciferous vegetables contain several organosulfur compounds including isothiocyanates (ITCs) and dithiolethiones.
For example, it omits substances that are not conventional nutrients--things like the indoles and isothiocyanates in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower that might help prevent cancer.
Isothiocyanates (ITC), derived from glucosinolates, are thought to be responsible for the chemoprotective actions conferred by higher cruciferous vegetable intake.