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Research Project: Nutritional Metabolism in Mothers, Infants, and Children

Location: Children's Nutrition Research Center

Title: Digesting dietary miRNA therapeutics

item Yarmarkovich, Mark - Genentech
item Hirschi, Kendal - Children'S Nutrition Research Center (CNRC)

Submitted to: Oncotarget
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/27/2015
Publication Date: 6/8/2015
Citation: Yarmarkovich, M., Hirschi, K.D. 2015. Digesting dietary miRNA therapeutics. Oncotarget. 6(16):13848-13849.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Hippocrates famously advised, "Let food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food." Numerous plant-derived compounds are used as cancer therapeutics including antimitotics, topoisomerase inhibitors, and kinase inhibitors. Here we will review emerging evidence suggesting that diet derived small RNAs may be an inexpensive, non-invasive and affordable way to deliver cancer treatments.