Stearic acid and carcinogenesis.


Decreased membrane rigidity is one of the characteristics of malignant cells, resulting in part from the desaturation of stearic acid into oleic acid. In this study we investigated the influence of stearic acid on tumour cell inhibition in vitro and tumour development in vivo. Stearic acid inhibited the colony-forming ability of 4 out of 5 rat and two human… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/bjc.1987.223


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@article{Habib1987StearicAA, title={Stearic acid and carcinogenesis.}, author={N Habib and Charlotte Wood and Kh Apostolov and W. Barker and M. J. Hershman and Muhammad Aslam and Detlev Heinemann and Beverley Fermor and R. C. Williamson and Wendy E. A. Jenkins}, journal={British Journal of Cancer}, year={1987}, volume={56}, pages={455 - 458} }