Novel research led by the UA Steele Children’s Research Center has identified one of the mechanisms by which curcumin, a bioactive molecule derived from the spice turmeric, can prevent cancer cell metastasis in colon cancer.

A team of researchers led by the University of Arizona’s Steele Children’s Research Center discovered that curcumin – the bioactive molecule derived from the spice turmeric – blocks the protein cortactin in colon cancer.

Cortactin, a protein essential for cell movement, frequently is overexpressed in cancer, thus facilitating cancer cell metastasis to other organs in the body.


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