Oral session: Wednesday 2/4 7:30 am Cardiothoracic 1: General cardiothoracic/transplant| Volume 151, ISSUE 2, P174, February 2009

3. Pterostilbene Inhibits Lung Cancer Through Induction of Apoptosis

      Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer mortality in the United States. Diets rich in fruits and vegetables have been linked to reduced rates of various cancers. Resveratrol, a phytonutrient found in grapes, is a potent antioxidant and has been found to inhibit several types of cancer, including lung cancer. We investigated pterostilbene, a natural analog of resveratrol found in blueberries. We hypothesized that pterostilbene would inhibit lung cancer cell growth in vitro by inducing apoptosis.
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