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Preclinical studies of CAM Botanicals and Iron Overload



Study area

Botanical Medicine

Principal investigator

Don Messner, PhD

Project period

2008 – 2013

This study investigates effects of turmeric and its components on liver damage and liver cancer caused by iron overload. It is a laboratory based project that makes use of cell culture and mouse models of human disease.  It includes genomic and proteomic approaches to identify biomarkers of turmeric action through collaboration between investigators at Bastyr University, the Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.