Overcoming limitations of natural anticancer drugs by combining with artificial agents.

@article{Blagosklonny2005OvercomingLO,
  title={Overcoming limitations of natural anticancer drugs by combining with artificial agents.},
  author={Mikhail V. Blagosklonny},
  journal={Trends in pharmacological sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={
          77-81
        }
}
During a billion years of evolution, living creatures have perfected cytotoxic agents to kill other organisms without killing themselves, thus providing us with antibiotics to kill bacteria without killing eukaryotic (e.g. human) cells. Some natural agents inhibit specifically most vital cellular structures and functions in cancer cells. However, nature was not creating antibiotics for cancer, and natural agents kill cancer cells precisely because they share targets with normal cells. To… CONTINUE READING
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