Tomato Lycopene and Inflammatory Cascade: Basic Interactions and Clinical Implications

  title={Tomato Lycopene and Inflammatory Cascade: Basic Interactions and Clinical Implications},
  author={Paola Palozza and Nadia Parrone and Assunta Catalano and Rossella E. Simone},
  journal={Current medicinal chemistry},
  volume={17 23},
Lycopene, a natural carotenoid found in tomato, has been reported to possess various health benefits, such as cardiovascular and cancer preventive properties. However, the experimental basis for such health benefits is not fully understood. One of the possible mechanisms for its protective activities is by down-regulation of the inflammatory response. That includes the inhibition of pivotal pro-inflammatory mediators, such as the reduction of reactive oxygen species, the inhibition of synthesis… CONTINUE READING
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