Cancer woes: Parsley, dill can actually be the cure!

Scientists from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), the N. D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry (RAS), the Institute of Developmental Biology (RAS) and the Institute of Cell Biophysics (RAS) proposed an efficient approach to a novel agents with anticancer activity. 

Last Updated: Jun 29, 2016, 19:19 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: According to a study conducted by scientists from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and other institutes, Parsley and dill can help in saving a person from cancer.

Scientists from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), the N. D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry (RAS), the Institute of Developmental Biology (RAS) and the Institute of Cell Biophysics (RAS) proposed an efficient approach to a novel agents with anticancer activity. A synthesis of these compounds is based on compounds extracted from parsley and dill seeds.

Researcher Alexander Kiselev said that they developed a simple method of producing glaziovianin A and its structural analogs, which inhibit the growth of human tumor cells, using feasible building blocks from nature and added that evaluation of these novel agents in vivo using validated sea urchin embryo assays yielded several promising candidates selectively affecting tubulin dynamics.

This newly developed method is much cheaper than th existing ones because it involves cheap widespread materials and also reduces the number of steps in its synthesis and the list of catalysts involved.

In addition, the team synthesized a number of structural analogs of glaziovianin A in order to find new antimitotics.

(With ANI inputs)