Aug 30, 2012 - 8:34 am
has the irony of this made you chuckle.
think of all the great tcm debates.
of all the great alternative debates.
now we have had a few here, i never researched this before, and a blinked many times.
hangon to your chair if you decide to read on.
Camptothecin (CPT) is a cytotoxic quinoline alkaloid which inhibits the DNA enzyme topoisomerase I (topo I). It was discovered in 1966 by M. E. Wall and M. C. Wani in systematic screening of natural products for anticancer drugs. It was isolated from the bark and stem of Camptotheca acuminata (Camptotheca, Happy tree), a tree native to China used as a cancer treatment in Traditional Chinese Medicine. CPT showed remarkable anticancer activity in preliminary clinical trials but also low solubility and (high) adverse drug reaction. Because of these disadvantages synthetic and medicinal chemists have developed numerous syntheses of Camptothecin and various derivatives to increase the benefits of the chemical, with good results. Two CPT analogues have been approved and are used in cancer chemotherapy today, topotecan and irinotecan.
YES those who are on TCM could be getting some cheap chemo and those on chemo irinotecan could be getting some expensive TCM.
this is serisously funny. think the tcm brew i am sipping could have the camtothecin herb in it right now. i could be on chemo and did not even realise it.
can you see the irony !
no arguments allowed here, just laughs. this is a hoot!
survival without laughter, what a waste.
ps so tcm is cheap chemo, do it yourself, made at home. godbless tcm. and thankyou john23 for being a champion of chemo is sheeps clothing, if you know what i mean.
pps so the big gun colorectal chemo agent is a plant, godbless nature, maybe this planet centered diet has some merit after all. i did have some organic chicken tonight, so i no longer am a hard core vegan.