alexa A preliminary study of the local treatment of preneoplastic and malignant skin lesions using methyl jasmonate
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Author(s): Palmieri B

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BACKGROUND: Jasmonates are plant stress hormones. These small hydrophobic compounds exhibit anti-cancer activities, in vitro and in vivo, against cancer cells of various histological origins. Moreover, they show a selective activity against transformed cells and affect drug-resistant cells as well. AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the activity of a powerful jasmonate derivative, that is methyl jasmonate. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Methyl jasmonate was applied topically on cancerous and pre-cancerous skin lesions from eight patients. RESULTS: Methyl jasmonate did not cause any meaningful local or systemic side effects. Three patients exhibited positive responses. Two patients had complete recovery and one had a recurrence of the lesion three months post treatment. CONCLUSIONS: Methyl jasmonate is a potentially promising novel topical treatment for prcancerous and cancerous skin lesions. Methyl jasmonate should be evaluated in a larger series of patients

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