Far East | Technology & innovation

Starfish as possible barrier to cancer

19 Nov '20
Researchers in Vladivostok, in the Far Eastern region of Primorsky, earlier this year isolated four new biologically active steroid conjugates from the deep-water Pacific starfish Ceramaster patagonicus.

That starfish-originating steroids could potentially be used as efficient blockers of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimers has been long known; the steroids are said to help nervous cells survive through stressful situations like low levels of oxygen and glucose. In their recent research, however, the scientists found that the unusual steroid molecules they had isolated demonstrated manifest anti-tumor effect against cancerous cells in the breast and the colon.

Timofey Malyarenko, PhD, associate professor at the Department of Bioorganic Chemistry and Biotechnology, FEFUs School of Natural Sciences, and senior research fellow at PIBOCs Laboratory of Marine Natural Compounds Chemistry was quoted as saying that, the steroid conjugates taken from the starfish prevent cancerous cells in nontoxic concentrations from dividing and multiplying... giving us hope that the new substances wont kill healthy cells in the human body.
Publish in Twitter
Write to Facebook
Google Buzz
Write to LiveJournal
Show in MM
Share MK
Find Related Content

Locations: Vladivostok

Tags: Far Eastern Federal University (4) / steroid conjugate (0) / starfish (0) / anti cancer properties (0) / Timofey Malyarenko (0) / Ceramaster patagonicus (0) /

Latest News: Far East
19 Nov '20 | Technology & innovation
20 Aug '20 | Technology & innovation
13 Apr '20 | Finance, business | Technology & innovation
4 Feb '20 | Technology & innovation

Feature stories

1 Apr '21
10 Feb '21
Scientists in St. Petersburg are working on a new...
22 Dec '20
Chemists at the Tomsk State University (TSU) in...
Search (News archive - 22512)

World of the Future, World of AI

Dsight Webinar
Marchmont Tech Solutions_ENG
Luc Jones: A Guide to Doing Business in Russia and the CIS Countries
Why Russians Don't Smile
Marchmont News

Latest News

21 Apr '21
In Rostov-on-Don, scientists are working on novel...
19 Apr '21
Sberbank, M.Video-Eldorado Group and Alexander...
15 Apr '21
Physicists at the Ural Federal University appear...

Most read stories from last week

19 Apr '21
Sberbank, M.Video-Eldorado Group and Alexander...
20 Apr '21
The test determines in 15 minutes whether a stable...
20 Apr '21
The BioMicroGeli company raised 1 billion rubles....