kills cancer cells
THC found to
Treatment with the active
ingredient of marijuana, Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), can destroy
and mouse cancer cells by stimulating autophagy, the natural process
leading to cell death, according to a
report in the April 1 issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
Maria Salazar, of Complutense University in Madrid, Spain, and
colleagues cultured a human glioma
cell line (U87MG) and mouse cancer cells, then treated the study cells
with THC. The researchers examined
treated and untreated cells under electron microscope for comparison.
Immunostaining was performed to
detect markers for endoplasmic reticulum stress response, a cellular
process that stimulates autophagy and
cell death. The researchers also examined biopsy tissue from two
glioblastoma multiforme patients who
were treated with THC.
The investigators found that the THC treatments induced ceramide
accumulation, eukaryotic translation
and phosphorylation that activated an endoplasmic reticulum stress
response in the THC-treated cells,
a pathway that led to autophagy. Cells displaying increased autophagy
also were observed in the tumor
samples obtained from the two THC-treated glioblastoma patients.
Conversely, in cells in which the
autophagy process was genetically inhibited or inhibited by drugs, the
THC was ineffective, the report indicates.
God doesn't like cancer cells dying so DON'T use pot to save yourself!
Just because God gave us a
cure for cancer
doesn't mean He wants us to use it.
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