Blueberry and Cancer
Blueberries have shown protective effects against liver and breast cancers.
Liver cancer was the fourth most common cause of mortality worldwide. In China, greater than 90% of patients with primary liver cancer have hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), which was the second-leading cause of cancer-associated mortality, influencing individuals of all ages.
The global overall survival of HCC patients remained particularly poor. The majority of the poor prognoses were associated with recurrence and metastasis following treatment, including curative resection.
Zhan, W., et al. (2016) study investigate the effects of blueberry consumption on the migration, invasion, proliferation, cell cycle, and apoptosis in human hepatocellular carcinoma cells in order to provide clinical treatment and prevention strategies for liver cancer therapeutic agents.
In the present study, the blueberry components were not detected and the important components were not extracted from the fresh blueberries. However, fresh blueberry juice was fed to the rats and the serum was collected. The serum from the blueberry-fed rats was used for co-culturing with HEPG2 cells, and the proliferation, invasion, migration, cell cycle and apoptosis in HEPG2 cells was detected following culture with serums taken from rats fed with different concentrations of blueberry juice. The results indicated that the blueberry juice exerted significant antitumor and therapeutic effects on HEPG2 cells. The different concentrations of blueberry juice and varying treatment times resulted in distinct influences on the invasion, migration, proliferation, cell cycle and apoptosis in the HEPG2 cells. The higher the concentration of blueberry the better were the results.
Note: HEPG2 is an immortalized cell line consisting of human liver carcinoma cells derived from the tissue of a 15 year old caucasion male who had a well differentiated hepatocellular carcinoma.
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Like hepatocellular carcinoma, triple negative breast cancer has a high mortality rate. See the research article below in Green Facts on blueberry’s positive results against this cancer.
- Zhan, W., Liao, X., Yu, L., Tian, T., Liu, X., Liu, J., … & Yang, Q. (2016). Effects of blueberries on migration, invasion, proliferation, the cell cycle and apoptosis in hepatocellular carcinoma cells. Biomedical reports, 5(5), 579-584.
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Adams, L. S., Phung, S., Yee, N., Seeram, N. P., Li, L., & Chen, S. (2010). Blueberry phytochemicals inhibit growth and metastatic potential of MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells through modulation of the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase pathway. Cancer research, 70(9), 3594-3605.
This study investigated the chemopreventive activity of blueberry extract in triple-negative breast cancer cell lines in vitroand in vivo.
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