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dc.contributor.authorJackson, Crystal Lyles
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T21:12:54Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T21:12:54Z
dc.date.issued2013-08
dc.identifier.otherjackson_crystal_l_201308_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/jackson_crystal_l_201308_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/29077
dc.description.abstractPectin has been shown to reduce the incidence of prostate cancer (PC) growth and metastasis in animal and human studies and to induce apoptosis in human cultures in vitro. Due to pectin’s complex structural heterogeneity, however, human PC cells respond in at least two, and likely more, distinct ways to specific types of pectins, indicating that more than one active pectin structure affects prostate cancer cell growth and longevity. To effectively utilize pectin as a reservoir of potential cancer-reducing agents, rigorous attention to the unique pectin structure(s) that reduces PC occurrence and longevity is required. We have identified a heat-modified citrus pectin (HTCP) that induces apoptosis in human prostate cancer cells in vitro.The identification and purification of the specific structure, in heat-treated citrus pectin (HTCP), that possesses this cancer cell-inhibiting and apoptosis-inducing ability is the subject of this dissertation.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectpectin
dc.subjectprostate cancer
dc.subjectapoptosis
dc.subjectstructure
dc.subjectheat treat
dc.titleProgress towards determining the structure of the smallest active pectin that induces apoptosis in vitro
dc.typeDissertation
dc.description.degreePhD
dc.description.departmentBiochemistry and Molecular Biology
dc.description.majorBiochemistry and Molecular Biology
dc.description.advisorDebra Mohnen
dc.description.committeeDebra Mohnen
dc.description.committeeLianchun Wang
dc.description.committeeMichael Pierce
dc.description.committeeAlan Darvill


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