Indian Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, have featured out how the compound responsible for chilli’s heat kills prostate cancer cells. the compound responsible for chilis’ heat, is used in creams sold to reduce pain, and recent research shows that in high quantity will kill prostate cancer cells.
Indian Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, have featured out how the compound responsible for chilli’s heat kills prostate cancer cells. researchers are finding clues that help explain how the substance works. Their conclusions suggest that one day it could come in a new, healing form and used to develop effective anti-cancer medicine in the form of an injection or pill.
Researchers have figured out that the molecule binds to a cell’s surface and affects the membrane, which surrounds and protects the cell. researchers Ashok Kumar Mishra and Jitendriya Swain tried to gain a deeper understanding of capsaicin’s effects so it might be harnessed in the future for new medicines.
researchers reported that capsaicin can kill prostate cancer cells in mice while leaving healthy cells unharmed. But translating that dose to humans would require them to eat a huge number of chilli peppers per day.
The scientists were able to detect how the compound interacts with cell membranes by monitoring its natural fluorescence. The study showed that capsaicin lodges in the membranes near the surface. the capsaicin essentially causes the membranes to come apart. With additional research, this insight could help lead to novel tools against cancer or other conditions.