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sulphoraphaneAn isothiocyanate phytochemical present—after conversion from glucoraphanin by myroinase—in cruciferous vegetables (e.g., Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage), which has anticarcinogenic, antimicrobial and antidiabetic activity in experimental systems.
It stimulates the production of phase-2 enzymes that play a role in detoxifying carcinogens; in rats, sulphoraphane reduces the incidence of mammary tumours induced by dimethylbenzanthracene (DMBA).
sulforaphaneSulforaphane glucosinolate, sulphoraphane Oncology An isothiocyanate phytochemical or 'nutriceutical' in cruciferous vegetables–eg, broccoli, which may prevent CA. See Cruciferous vegetables, Nutriceutical.
sulforaphane, sulphoraphane (sŭl-fŏr′ă-fān″) [″ + Gr. phainein, to show],
A sulfur-containing compound found in vegetables of the mustard family (Cruciferae). Like other isothiocyanates, it has been shown to prevent cancer in animals.