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University of Alberta

Alberta, Canada

Collaborator: Dr. Robert Ippolito, Agri-Food Discovery Place, University of Alberta.

Health Categories: Extraction and Scale up Production Methods

Research Summary: The aim of this project is to develop an extraction method to isolate and produce large scale amounts of lunasin from legumes. The lunasin peptide hasve been shown to exert powerful anti-carcinogenic effects in pre-clinical models of prostate, breast and colorectal cancers. The successful completion of this project will enable human clinical trials to commence, as well as designing more effective formulations for commercialization. Another portion of this project includes the scale up production of bioactive extracts of dandelion root extracts, which have shown significant activity in pre-clinical models of leukemia, breast and colorectal cancers.

SF Summarization: This study is developing an extraction method to isolate and produce large scale amounts of lunasin from legumes, which has shown to have anti-carcinogenic effects for prostate, breast and colorectal cancers.

Current Status: Ongoing

Stage: Pre-clinical study