Watch Out For The Cause of Cancer!
In a study by a group of researchers affiliated with the Barcelona Research Institute in Spain, scientists identified a special type of protein called CD36 in cancer cells capable of spreading. It has been discovered that CD36, which is tasked with task fatty acids, is found only in invasive cells and has a distinguishing feature in terms of function.
Stem Cell and Cancer Laboratories Professor Salvador Aznar Benitah and his team have found that this particular protein is present in all of the cells in the invasive specimen, from samples taken from multiple cancer cells that are effective in different parts of the body, such as mouth, skin, uterus, urinary incontinence, breast. To understand the role of CD36 in spreading cancer, the team that injected the protein into non-invasive cancer cells observed that the protein gave the cells an expansionary character.
In the next step, researchers injected a kind of oral cancer cells seen in humans into mice fed with fatty foods to understand the effect of fat digestion on cancer spread. It has been seen that cancer cells spread rapidly in 50 percent of mice fed on a high-fat diet. Scientists used a special saturated fatty acid as a building block of animal and vegetable oils, which are often used in everyday life, until recently, called palmitic acid, gildalane processed from peanut butter and toothpaste. A group of mice with invasive oral cancer cells containing CD26 fed with palmitic acid for two days and all of these mice had cancerous cells spreading.
On the other hand, half of the mice fed a normal diet and injected with cancerous cells were said to have spread. When the process is reversed, that is, when CD36 activity in cancerous cells is inhibited by antibiotics, the spread in 20 percent of the mice was completely absent, with the remainder 80 to 90 percent reduced. No serious side effects were encountered in this process.
Professor Benita noted that the oil was a necessary component of the body’s functioning, and on the other hand, uncontrolled consumption had serious damages to human health. It is anticipated that the groundbreaking work on the results will be useful for the development of new drugs that can be used in the treatment of cancer.