Natural compound resveratrol and its role in cancer

Natural compound resveratrol and its role in cancer
Polyphenols are major compounds present in our natural foods; they are plant derived chemicals that have huge number of health benefits. Resveratrol is one of the compound derivatives of polyphenols (stilbenoid), which is naturally found to be in the skin of grapes, pomegranate, peanuts and berries like raspberries. Muscadine grapes' skins have more concentration of resveratrol in comparison to other grapes as a result of their thick skin and enormous seeds. Resveratrol contains anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It also has the activity to reduce the cancerous cells by activating the apoptotic pathway. Research has shown that, this compound has the ability to penetrate into the nucleus, which results the DNA to repair the free radicals that could otherwise damage the pathway towards cancerous condition.
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Divya K. Natural compound resveratrol and its role in cancer . BioLim O-Media. 01 May, 2015. 3(4).
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