New mechanisms and therapeutic potential of curcumin for colorectal cancer.

@article{Villegas2008NewMA,
  title={New mechanisms and therapeutic potential of curcumin for colorectal cancer.},
  author={Isabel Villegas and Susana S{\'a}nchez-Fidalgo and Catalina Alarc{\'o}n de la Lastra},
  journal={Molecular nutrition \& food research},
  year={2008},
  volume={52 9},
  pages={
          1040-61
        }
}
Curcumin is a polyphenol derived from Curcuma longa. Over the last few years, a number of studies have provided evidence of its main pharmacological properties including chemosensitizing, radiosensitizing, wound healing activities, antimicrobial, antiviral, antifungical, immunomodulatory, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. More recent data provide interesting insights into the effect of this compound on cancer chemoprevention and chemotherapy. In fact, preclinical studies have shown its ability… 

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