A team of researchers from the Faculty of Higher Cuautitlán of the UNAM , analyze different elements of propolis that will generate benefits against cancer.
The Propolis is a substance made by bees to cover the walls of their hives, which serves to keep them protected from possible raids. It also has various medicinal powers, as it is known to contain vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Also, it is a natural, antitumor and antiviral antibiotic; while that improve healing, analgesic, among others.
The group of researchers led by academic Sandra Diaz Barriga , examines amines fenetílicas caffeic acid, which is a synthetic compound obtained from propolis, in order to serve as chemoprotective substances.
Research has shown that caffeic acid, has antitumor activity in animal models.
The researcher explained that working together with the Cinvestav Zacatenco, to evaluate these compounds as potential chemoprotective substances that can help prevent liver cancer.
Diaz Barriga , said that an important part of the research was to find that besides esters, antineoplastic CAPA also have biological activity, ie, prevents the development of malignant tumor cell.
“What some researchers observed was that these molecules had the distinction of being a little more stable in the Douro organisms (animal model or cell lines) as well as positive effects on tumor inhibition.”