A Brief Look At The Link Between Fungus And Cancer Written by Michael Smith
Few things are scarier than hearing the words, you have cancer. Regardless of how frightening those words are, it’s something that an estimated 1/3 to 1/2 of us will hear in our lifetime. With such staggering rates, and so much money and research poured into combatting the big C, you would think we would have rounded the curve towards reducing rates of cancer or even finding a cure. What is terrifying is that despite the millions of dollars spent every year on research, we seem to be no closer to knowing exactly what causes cancer, much less finding a cure for the disease.
As far as causes are concerned, cancer often epitomizes the phrase, etiology unknown. We simply do not know what causes the disease in most of the cases! Sure, some obvious culprits, such as smoking, drinking alcohol are known to contribute towards the disease’s incidence. Genetics are known to, contribute, as well, in at least some way. But by and large, it is not well understood why some people get cancer, and other do not.
Thus, we hypothesize that glucose or glycolytic metabolites are utilized in the peroxisome by an as yet unidentified enzyme or regulate a pathway required by the fungus in the absence of peroxisomes. The paucity of applicable antimicrobial agents and the growing resistance to existing agents raise concern about the long-term control of …
Background: Cinnamon is considered as a treatment for many ailments in native medicine. Evidence suggests that Cinnamomum zeylanicum (CZ) has anti-microbial, anti-parasitic, anti-oxidant, blood glucose lowering properties and beneficial cardiovascular effects.
Survey of the Antibiofilm and Antimicrobial … – PubMed
Conclusions: The findings of the present study indicate that ginger extract has good antifungal and antibiofilm formation by fungi against C. albicans and C. Krusei. Concentrations between 0.625 mg/mL and 5 mg/mL had the highest antibiofilm and antifungal effects.
Inhibitory effect of berberine on the mediastinal lymph …
Background: Curcumin is a kind of medicinal plant, a member of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae. As the herbal medicine has been globally demanded in recent years and due to the anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, and antifungal properties of curcumin, the present study aimed to compare the inhibitory effect of curcumin with that of nystatin on …
CAY-I, a novel antifungal compound from cayenne pepper …
CAY-1, a novel saponin from Capsicum frutescens (commercially known as cayenne pepper) was investigated to determine its in vitro antifungal activity, mechanism of action and mammalian cell cytotoxicity.