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Beta Carotene

A naturally-occurring retinol (vitamin A) precursor obtained from certain fruits and vegetables with potential antineoplastic and chemopreventive activities. As an anti-oxidant, beta carotene inhibits free-radical damage to DNA. This agent also induces cell differentiation and apoptosis of some tumor cell types, particularly in early stages of tumorigenesis, and enhances immune system activity by stimulating the release of natural killer cells, lymphocytes, and monocytes. (NCI04) [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
62826
Concept ID:
C0053396
Organic Chemical; Pharmacologic Substance; Vitamin
2.

Lutein

Lutein (LOO-teen) is a oxygenated carotenoid found in vegetables and fruits. lutein is found in the macula of the eye, where it is believed to act as a yellow filter. Lutein acts as an antioxidant, protecting cells against the damaging effects of free radicals. [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
53104
Concept ID:
C0043328
Biologically Active Substance; Organic Chemical; Pharmacologic Substance
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Polyacetylenes

Hydrocarbons with more than one triple bond; or an oxidized form of POLYENES. They can react with SULFUR to form THIOPHENES. [from MeSH]

MedGen UID:
20308
Concept ID:
C0071497
Organic Chemical; Pharmacologic Substance
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Lymphoid leukemia

Leukemia associated with HYPERPLASIA of the lymphoid tissues and increased numbers of circulating malignant LYMPHOCYTES and lymphoblasts. [from MeSH]

MedGen UID:
9728
Concept ID:
C0023448
Neoplastic Process
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