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Current Bioactive Compounds


ISSN (Print): 1573-4072
ISSN (Online): 1875-6646

Mini-Review Article

Bioactive Natural Products for Breast Cancer Chemoprevention and Treatment

Author(s): Asma A. Mokashi and Neela M. Bhatia*

Volume 19, Issue 10, 2023

Published on: 05 July, 2023

Article ID: e290523217422 Pages: 30

DOI: 10.2174/1573407219666230529151351

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Background: In addition to being one of the deadliest tumors, breast cancer is also one of the most difficult to cure. Due to the serious side effects of current breast cancer treatments and the rise in drug resistance, current drugs are losing their effectiveness.

Potential Natural Bioactives: Bioactive natural compounds target various pathophysiological pathways involved in the development and progression of cancer and hence have the ability to prevent both the growth of breast cancer and the advancement of metastatic disease concurrently.

Natural anticancer compounds have been shown to be effective, complementary treatment may be of great assistance in this case.

Clinical Outcomes: Nutraceuticals and popular folk remedies may provide benefits over manufactured pharmaceuticals since they have fewer side effects and less toxicity in both in vitro and in vivo studies. A variety of natural compounds have been shown to reduce the aggressiveness of breast cancer, inhibit the growth of malignant cells, and alter the pathways involved in cancer development and progression. Either by directly affecting certain biological targets, such genes, or by indirectly stabilising conjugates that have an impact on metabolic processes, natural compounds called phytochemicals can enhance human health.

Mechanistic Pathways: There are many promising bioactive natural products that can be used to treat breast cancer, including those that inhibit aromatase activity, target HIF-1 signaling, inhibit cytoplasmic signaling, modulate epigenetic regulation, modulate estrogen signaling pathways, or work in chemosensitivity/adjuvant therapy (such as resveratrol, epigallocatechin-3-gallate, and eugenol).

Keywords: Cancer, breast, mechanism, natural products, targets, phytoconstituents.

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