Capsaicin: Friend or Foe in Skin Cancer and Other Related Malignancies?
AbstractCapsaicin is the main pungent in chili peppers, one of the most commonly used spices in the world; its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties have been proven in various cultures for centuries. It is a lipophilic substance belonging to the class of vanilloids and an agonist of the transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 receptor. Taking into consideration the complex neuro-immune impact of capsaicin and the potential link between inflammation and carcinogenesis, the effect of capsaicin on muco-cutaneous cancer has aroused a growing interest. The aim of this review is to look over the most recent data regarding the connection between capsaicin and muco-cutaneous cancers, with emphasis on melanoma and muco-cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. View Full-Text
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Georgescu, S.-R.; Sârbu, M.-I.; Matei, C.; Ilie, M.A.; Caruntu, C.; Constantin, C.; Neagu, M.; Tampa, M. Capsaicin: Friend or Foe in Skin Cancer and Other Related Malignancies? Nutrients 2017, 9, 1365.
Georgescu S-R, Sârbu M-I, Matei C, Ilie MA, Caruntu C, Constantin C, Neagu M, Tampa M. Capsaicin: Friend or Foe in Skin Cancer and Other Related Malignancies? Nutrients. 2017; 9(12):1365.Chicago/Turabian Style
Georgescu, Simona-Roxana; Sârbu, Maria-Isabela; Matei, Clara; Ilie, Mihaela A.; Caruntu, Constantin; Constantin, Carolina; Neagu, Monica; Tampa, Mircea. 2017. "Capsaicin: Friend or Foe in Skin Cancer and Other Related Malignancies?" Nutrients 9, no. 12: 1365.