As the name says, many powerful chemicals within the oceans could fight cancer cells in the human body. Cancer is an uncontrolled growth division of the cells resulting in damage to the immune system, causing tumors and various other fatal impairments. These cancer cells either proliferate or divide at a slow rate. Our body cells have a specific period only. As disturbing as it may sound, it is generally a natural process in the human body.
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These cells are grown just like normal cells with the help of oxygen and nutrients in our body. These cancer cells result in irregular functioning of the human body. The lymph nodes help the cancer cells to spread all over the body from one part of the body. The lymph nodes are nothing but a group of immune cells that are located all over the body.
Novel chemicals with the ability to heal human sickness are also said to be found in the ocean. Researchers have chemically combined a compound that had been secluded from a sea sponge. These combined compounds compel to kill the tumor cells through a death mechanism of a programmed cell. These compounds are combined with anti-cancer drugs proven by the researchers to make them work more effectively.
The hidden treasure in the ocean is unknown to most humans. The compound extracted from the sea sponge is 3, 10-dibromo Fascaplysin, which is further synthesized. These compounds were first tested on cancer cells of the prostate, including those cells that are tenacious to chemotherapy.
The first compound extracted from the marine sponge in the year 1988 known as Fascaplysin, which now exhibits antifungal, antiviral, antibacterial, antimalarial, and anti-tumor effects. In 2017, research showed that the Fascaplysin derivatives destroy a type of brain cancer, leading to low anticipation for patients. These researchers then found out new methods to combine extracts of Fascaplysin.
After managing to get a minimum amount of 3-Bromofascaplysin and 3, 10-dibromo Fascaplysin, which were used to combine alkaloids that is 14- Bromoreticulatate and 14- Bromoreticulatine. The 14-Bromoreticulatine affects the pseudomonas Aeruginosa which is a bacterium that is substantial to different types of antibiotics. The metabolic activities of prostate cancer cells have been targeted by 3, 10- dibromo Fascaplysin.
The researcher’s research may publish a report in later 2021 about how these 3, 10- dibromo Fascaplysin affect the body’s non-cancer cells. The use of Fascaplysin has been limited because of its highly toxic nature to healthy cells. These compounds have rigorously been modified to reduce the effects on the non-cancer cells of the body. At the same time, they make sure that these compounds’ impact on active cancer cells doesn’t reduce.
The main aim is to create a compound that effectively cures cancer cells while not affecting the body’s non-cancer cells. It nearly takes 10-15 years the process of creating a new drug. A group of active researchers has been involved in discovering all the species beneath the ocean to help cure such diseases in the human body.