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Anticancer Res. 2003 Mar-Apr;23(2B):1411-5.

The antioxidant system.

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Research and Development Department, Immunotec Research Ltd., 292 Adrien Patenaude, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Qu├ębec, Canada J7V 5V5.


The glutathione (GSH) antioxidant system is the principal protective mechanism of the cell and is a crucial factor in the development of the immune response by the immune cells. Experimental data demonstrate that a cysteine-rich whey protein concentrate represents an effective cysteine delivery system for GSH replenishment during the immune response. Animal experiments showed that the concentrates of whey protein also exhibit anticancer activity. They do this via the GSH pathway, the induction of p53 protein in transformed cells and inhibition of neoangiogenesis.

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