Partly Cloudy
19°CSun :Clear. High: 26 Low: 12

Soybeans soaked in warm water naturally release key cancer-fighting substance

Soybeans soaked in warm water naturally release key cancer-fighting substance

Washington: An Indian origin scientist and his colleagues have said that soybeans soaking in warm water could become a new “green” source for production of a cancer-fighting substance currently manufactured in a complicated and time-consuming industrial process.

Hari B. Krishnan and colleagues explained that the substance, Bowman-Birk Protease Inhibitor (BBI), has shown promise for preventing certain forms of cancer in clinical trials.

Those human tests resulted from evidence of BBI’s beneficial effects, including indications that BBI derived from the large amounts of soybeans in traditional Japanese diets might underpin low cancer mortality rates in Japan.

However, the current method of extracting BBI from soybeans is time-consuming and involves harsh chemicals.

The scientists set out to see if there might be a greener and more environmentally friendly way of obtaining BBI.

They found that soybean seeds incubated in water at 122 degrees Fahrenheit naturally release large amounts of BBI that can easily be harvested from the water.

The protein appeared to be active, with tests showing that it stopped breast cancer cells from dividing in a laboratory dish.

“The abundance of BBI in soybean seed exudates by incubating the seeds in warm water provides a simple and alternative method to isolate this low molecular weight protein,” the researchers said.

 

Top Stories

facebook-donates-over-10-million-to-nepals-earthquake-relief

Facebook Donates Over $10 Million To Nepal’s Earthquake Relief

May-02-2015
Facebook reported before today that the organization created over $10 million through clients, after the acquaintance of the alternative with make gifts
Gabbar-is-back-prediction

‘Gabbar is Back’ Reviews: Akshay Kumar neglects to adapt to present circumstances

May-02-2015
Motion picture Review: ‘Gabbar is Back’; Director: Krish; Cast: Akshay Kumar, Shruti Haasan, Suman Talwar, Jaideep; Ahlawat, Sunil Grover. The adventure of
809076-Developmentbudgetcreativecommon-1418940302-407-640x480

Banks dispensed less measure of advance to non-nourishment segments last financial

May-02-2015
Banks dispensed less measure of advance to non-nourishment segments amid the last financial when contrasted with the credit reached out to different
business

Government Eases Procedures for Establishing Companies

May-02-2015
New Delhi: To enhance the simplicity of working together, the administration today loose the methods for setting up organizations by presenting an
safe_image

Rocket-sponsored Foodpanda brings $100 million up in round drove by Goldman

May-02-2015
FRANKFURT: Foodpanda, an online takeaway conveyance administration sponsored by tech speculator Rocket Internet , said on Friday it had gotten $100 million
shourie

Arun Shourie takes swipe at BJP government, says Modi, Jaitley, Shah have unnerved associates and own gathering

May-02-2015
Saying that he “loved” Prime Minister Narendra Modi and accepted “he was the man today”, previous disinvestment pastor Arun Shourie Friday took