Asparagus attenuates chemotherapy-induced DNA damage. - GreenMedInfo Summary
[Studies on the antimutagenic effect of asparagus juice].
Zhong Yao Cai. 2000 Dec;23(12):759-61. PMID: 12575269
Micronucleus (MN) test, sister chromatid exchanges (SCE) and sperm malformation test were used to study the effects of asparagus juice on the mutagenic activity of cyclophosphamide (CP). It was found that, asparagus juice itself showed no effcet on the incidence of MN, SCE and sperm malformation, but asparagus juice reduced the incidence of MN (from 60.0@1000 to firstname.lastname@example.org@1000), SCE (from 29.22 times/cell to 26.40-13.37 times/cell) and sperm malformation (from 61.0@1000 to email@example.com@1000) induced by CP respectively. The inhibitory effects showed a dose dependent relation, which was statistically significant.