Delivery of antiinflammatory nutraceuticals by nanoparticles for the prevention and treatment of cancer

Hareesh B. Nair, Bokyung Sung, Vivek R. Yadav, Ramaswamy Kannappan, Madan M. Chaturvedi, Bharat B. Aggarwal

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Abstract

Extensive research within the last two decades has revealed that most chronic illnesses, including cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, are mediated through chronic inflammation. Thus, suppressing chronic inflammation has the potential to delay, prevent, and even treat various chronic diseases, including cancer. Various nutraceuticals from fruits, vegetables, vitamins, spices, legumes, and traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine have been shown to safely suppress proinflammatory pathways; however, their low bioavailability in vivo limits their use in preventing and treating cancer. We describe here the potential of nanotechnology to fill this gap. Several nutraceuticals, including curcumin, green tea polyphenols, coenzyme Q, quercetin, thymoquinone and others, have been packaged as nanoparticles and proven to be useful in " nanochemoprevention" and " nano-chemotherapy"

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1833-1843
Number of pages11
JournalBiochemical Pharmacology
Volume80
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 15 2010

Keywords

  • Cancer
  • Curcumin
  • Diabetes
  • Inflammation
  • Nanotechnology
  • NF-κB
  • Nutraceuticals

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Pharmacology

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