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NITTE & ARDF ink MoU with CAMPCO to evaluate cytotoxicity of Arecanut in primary and oral cancer lines

Our Bureau, Bengaluru
Monday, December 6, 2021, 11:30 Hrs  [IST]

NITTE (Deemed to be University) and the Arecanut Research and Development Foundation (ARDF) have inked an MoU with the Cocoa Marketing and Processing Cooperative Limited (CAMPCO) to evaluate the cellular and organismal cytotoxicity of Arecanut is primary and oral cancer lines.

Further the pact will also study the organismal and sub organismal effect of Arecanut on Drosophila melanogaster, compare proliferation angiogenesis and genomic instability in zebrafish embryos on exposure to Arecanut extract with standard arecoline.

It will also establish the relationship if any between Arecanut chewing and the risk if any for development of any oral cancer and precancerous lesions.

The rsearch on the forementioned parameters will be conducted at Nittee, Deemed University recognised by the human resources development under Section 3 of the universities Grant Commission Act 1956. This would certainly help the industry to take up a focussed research activities on Arecanut beneficial uses and thus help the Farming community. The dialogues on other alternate use of arecanut like utilisaiton of certain compounds available in the commodity for commercial, therapeutic uses, which shall be take up in the days to come.


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