Antimetastatic effect of bromelain with or without its proteolytic and anticoagulant activity.

Author

Batkin S, Taussig SJ, Szekerezes J

Date

1988

Journal

J Cancer Res Clin Oncol

Abstract

Bromelain, a pineapple-derived plant product, added to C57Bl/6 mice laboratory chow decreased lung metastasis of Lewis lung cancer cells implanted s.c. This antimetastatic potential was demonstrated by both the active and inactive bromelain with or without proteolytic, anticoagulant properties.