Tocotrienols inhibit growth of ZR-75-1 breast cancer cells.

  title={Tocotrienols inhibit growth of ZR-75-1 breast cancer cells.},
  author={Kalanithi Nesaretnam and S Dorasamy and Philippa D Darbre},
  journal={International journal of food sciences and nutrition},
  volume={51 Suppl},
The vitamin E component of palm oil provides a rich source of tocotrienols which have been shown previously to be growth inhibitory to two human breast cancer cell lines: responsive MCF7 cells and unresponsive MDA-MB-231 cells. Data presented here shows that the tocotrienol-rich fraction (TRF) of palm oil and individual fractions (alpha, gamma and delta) can also inhibit the growth of another responsive human breast cancer cell line, ZR-75-1. At low concentrations in the absence of oestrogen… CONTINUE READING