Identification of a common chemical signal regulating the induction of enzymes that protect against chemical carcinogenesis.


Carcinogenesis is blocked by an extraordinary variety of agents belonging to many different classes--e.g., phenolic antioxidants, azo dyes, polycyclic aromatics, flavonoids, coumarins, cinnamates, indoles, isothiocyanates, 1,2-dithiol-3-thiones, and thiocarbamates. The only known common property of these anticarcinogens is their ability to elevate in animal… (More)


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