Piperlongumine, chemical from Indian pepper plant inhibits enzyme in cancer cells

UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists have uncovered the chemical process behind anti-cancer properties of a spicy Indian pepper plant called the long pepper, whose suspected medicinal properties date back thousands of years. The study is published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Dr. Westover’s lab used X-ray crystallography to create this molecular model of piperlongumine.Credit: …

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