Capsaicin can alter the expression of tumor forming-related genes which might be followed by induction of apoptosis of a Korean stomach cancer cell line, SNU-1

Jung-Dae Kima, Jung-Mi Kimb, Jong-Oak Pyoa, Sun-Young Kimc, Byung-Sam Kima, Rina Yub, In-Seob Hana,

Because cell suicide is arguably the most potent natural defense against cancer, the correlation between the induction of apoptosis and the change of tumor forming-related gene expression after capsaicin treatment should be further studied in detail.

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Reported Outcomes


Fresh Chili Peppers (Capsaicin) Herb risk & protective factor
Minor Protective Factor Fresh Chili Peppers (C...

Stomach cancer (Gastric cancer) Digestive outcome
Minor decreased risk of Stomach cancer (Gastr...
Digestive system

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