Effects of Turmeric and Its Active Principle , Curcumin , on Bleomycin-induced Chromosome Aberrations in Chinese Hamster Ovary Cells

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  title={Effects of Turmeric and Its Active Principle , Curcumin , on Bleomycin-induced Chromosome Aberrations in Chinese Hamster Ovary Cells},
  author={Maria Cristina Paiva Ara{\'u}jo and Francisca da Luz Dias and Sergio do Nascimento Kronka and Catarina Satie Takahashi}
}
Naturally occurring antioxidants have been extensively studied for their capacity to protect organisms and cells from oxidative damage. Many plant constituents including turmeric and curcumin appear to be potent antimutagens and antioxidants. The effects of turmeric and curcumin on chromosomal aberration frequencies induced by the radiomimetic agent bleomycin (BLM) were investigated in Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells. Three concentrations of each drug, turmeric (100, 250 and 500 μg/ ml) and… CONTINUE READING

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