Chemicals from red wine continue to show promise as pleural mesothelioma treatment

8 Nov 2017 by under Research/Treatment

450px Red wine in glass in restaurant 100x100 Chemicals from red wine continue to show promise as pleural mesothelioma treatmentRed wine has long been touted as a way to help keep your heart healthy, reportedly thanks to the antioxidants it contains. Research continues to show that chemicals derived from red wine could also be beneficial in preventing and treating malignant .

Resveratrol, created by plants in response to injury or disease, is found in red wine and grape skins. It has been studied extensively as a way to treat resilient cancers such as pleural mesothelioma. A derivative of resveratrol, known as pterostilbene, is chemically similar to it but has not been studied nearly as thoroughly. New research shows that pterostilbene also shows promise in treating lung-related cancers, according to Surviving Mesothelioma.

The Fourth Military Medical University in China recently found pterostilbene caused natural cell death in two different lines of non-small-cell (NSCLC), which is known to share similarities with pleural mesothelioma. “Thus, (pterostilbene) displays potent anti-NSCLC properties, and its detailed anticancer mechanisms and application in clinic still warrant further investigation,” the study concludes. They theorize the cell death is linked to increased stress on the endoplasmic reticulum, which helps synthesize key cellular proteins.

Research studying breast cancer treatments using Pterostilbene has already shown that the greater the dose, the slower cancer cells grow, according to the news source, and it was most apparent in aggressive types of breast cancer cells. With further investigation, researchers hope to show pterostilbene’s effects on pleural mesothelioma as well. “Although pterostilbene has not been tested specifically on mesothelioma cells, there is reason to believe it could have a similar impact,” Surviving Mesothelioma states.

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