Sulforaphane, the Phytochemical that could (kill cancer stem cells that is)!

broccoli-chemistry

Sulforaphane is an anti-cancer compound in cruciferous vegetables, mostly commonly credited to Broccoli. Here’s another another amazing natural compound in the Isothiocyanate family.┬áIt down regulates glutathione, increases ROS, and inhibits WNT signaling in the cancer cells. As usual, follow the links for the research.

Sulforaphane, a Dietary Component of Broccoli/Broccoli Sprouts, Inhibits Breast Cancer Stem Cells

Phytochemicals as Innovative Therapeutic Tools against Cancer Stem Cells

Implications of Cancer Stem Cell Theory for Cancer Chemoprevention by Natural Dietary Compounds

Sulforaphane Retards the Growth of Human PC-3 Xenografts and Inhibits HDAC Activity in Human Subjects

Synergistic Activity of Sorafenib and Sulforaphane Abolishes Pancreatic Cancer Stem Cell Characteristics