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H.I. research published

Published 10:00am Thursday, June 4, 2009

The work of Dr. Yong Yeon Cho and Dr. Zigang Dong of The Hormel Institute’s Cellular and Molecular Biology group was featured on the cover of Cancer Research in May.

The innovative work featured a natural compound known as kaempferol, which is highly abundant in green onions.

This compound was found to potently suppress cancer cell growth by interacting with an important protein, referred to as RSK2 that is found at high levels in cancer cells, and subsequently preventing its activation.

The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota, is published regularly in top tier scientific journals and has one of the best publishing records for its research in the world.

The Hormel Institute is also a collaborative research partner of Mayo Clinic.

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