Bracken fern (Pteridium spp.) carcinogenicity and human health—a brief review

Smith B.L. and Seawright A.A. (1995) Bracken fern (Pteridium spp.) carcinogenicity and human health—a brief review. Natural Toxins, 3 1: 1-5. doi:10.1002/nt.2620030102


Author Smith B.L.
Seawright A.A.
Title Bracken fern (Pteridium spp.) carcinogenicity and human health—a brief review
Journal name Natural Toxins
ISSN 15227189 10569014
Publication date 1995-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/nt.2620030102
Open Access Status
Volume 3
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 5
Total pages 5
Language eng
Subject 3005 Toxicology
Abstract Bracken fem (Pteridium spp.), one of the most abundant plants on the planet, is well known to cause cancer naturally in sheep and cattle. It contains, in some locations, extremely high concentrations of ptaquiloside which almost certainly is its major carcinogen. Ptaquiloside is transferred through milk. There is epidemiological evidence that the bracken carcinogen, in special situations, may cause cancer in man. Ptaquiloside and its animal models of carcinogenesis also offer good tools for the study of cancer. © 1995 Wiley‐Liss, Inc. Copyright
Keyword Bracken fern
Cancer
Carcinogen
Ptaquiloside
Pteridium spp.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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