Visible light and/or UVA offer a strong amplification of the anti-tumor effect of curcumin

@inproceedings{Bernd2013VisibleLA,
  title={Visible light and/or UVA offer a strong amplification of the anti-tumor effect of curcumin},
  author={August Bernd},
  booktitle={Phytochemistry Reviews},
  year={2013}
}
Curcumin, a dietary pigment from the plant Curcuma longa, inhibits cell proliferation and induces apoptosis in different cell lines. The therapeutic benefit is hampered by a very low absorption after trans-dermal or oral application. Therefore, great efforts were undertaken to enhance the effectiveness of curcumin. Recently, it was demonstrated that curcumin offers the described effects also at low concentrations (0.2–1 μg/ml) when applied in combination with UVA or visible light. The efficacy… CONTINUE READING