Campus News

Cancer killer

A United Press International story about UGA researchers discovering that pectin, which is found in fruits and vegetables and used in making jams and other foods, kills prostate cancer cells quoted Debra

Mohnen, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology.

“What this paper shows is that if you take human prostate cancer cells and add pectin, you can induce programmed cell death,” Mohnen said. “If you do the same with non-cancerous cells, cell death doesn’t occur.”