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Anti cancer effects of curcumin: cycle of life and death

Overview of attention for article published in Cell Division, October 2008
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Anti cancer effects of curcumin: cycle of life and death
Published in
Cell Division, October 2008
DOI 10.1186/1747-1028-3-14
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Gaurisankar Sa, Tanya Das


Increasing knowledge on the cell cycle deregulations in cancers has promoted the introduction of phytochemicals, which can either modulate signaling pathways leading to cell cycle regulation or directly alter cell cycle regulatory molecules, in cancer therapy. Most human malignancies are driven by chromosomal translocations or other genetic alterations that directly affect the function of critical cell cycle proteins such as cyclins as well as tumor suppressors, e.g., p53. In this respect, cell cycle regulation and its modulation by curcumin are gaining widespread attention in recent years. Extensive research has addressed the chemotherapeutic potential of curcumin (diferuloylmethane), a relatively non-toxic plant derived polyphenol. The mechanisms implicated are diverse and appear to involve a combination of cell signaling pathways at multiple levels. In the present review we discuss how alterations in the cell cycle control contribute to the malignant transformation and provide an overview of how curcumin targets cell cycle regulatory molecules to assert anti-proliferative and/or apoptotic effects in cancer cells. The purpose of the current article is to present an appraisal of the current level of knowledge regarding the potential of curcumin as an agent for the chemoprevention of cancer via an understanding of its mechanism of action at the level of cell cycle regulation. Taken together, this review seeks to summarize the unique properties of curcumin that may be exploited for successful clinical cancer prevention.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Portugal 2 <1%
United States 2 <1%
India 2 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Iran, Islamic Republic of 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Malaysia 1 <1%
Other 1 <1%
Unknown 188 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 50 25%
Student > Master 40 20%
Student > Bachelor 31 15%
Researcher 17 8%
Lecturer 9 4%
Other 36 18%
Unknown 18 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 56 28%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 33 16%
Medicine and Dentistry 30 15%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 17 8%
Chemistry 14 7%
Other 26 13%
Unknown 25 12%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 14. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 July 2017.
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