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Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2012, XXXIII/198: 353-356 Maximize

Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2012, XXXIII/198: 353-356

Title: Anti-tumor activity of 1-O-alkylglycerols – the main component of shark liver oil

Authors: Lewkowicz P., Tchórzewski H.

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Anti-tumor activity of 1-O-alkylglycerols – the main component of shark liver oil


Lewkowicz P.1, Tchórzewski H.2

1Neuroimmunology Department, Chair of Neurology, Medical University of Łódź; 2Institute – The Centrum of Polish Mather Health of Łódź, Poland

Fish oils contain several active compounds that modify cell activity and influence various functions of the human body. Shark liver oils are rich in 1-O-alkylglycerols which have strong ability to stimulate human immune system. In this review we discuss findings of the recent studies that showed antitumor properties of 1-O-alkylglycerols derived from fish oils and its effect in adjunctive treatment of several types of cancer.

Key words: shark liver oil, 1-O-alkylglycerols, cancer therapy

Pol. Merk. Lek., 2012, XXXIII, 198, 353