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Prostate cancer cells treated with curcumin, LM
- Khuloud T. Al-Jamal, Rebecca Klippstein & Izzat Suffian
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Confocal micrograph of prostate cancer cells treated with nanomedicines carrying the natural compound curcumin (yellow). In addition to its use in food (curcumin is a derivative of the spice turmeric) curcumin is shown to have anti-cancer activity. Curcumin is not very soluble in water so is delivered to the cells by nanocarriers (nanometre-sized particles) which are soluble in water. In this image, a cluster of curcumin can be seen inside a cancer cell. Cell nuclei are also visible (blue). Diameter of each cell is approximately 10 micrometres.