Regression of aflatoxin B1-induced hepatocellular carcinomas by reduced glutathione

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Science  01 May 1981:
Vol. 212, Issue 4494, pp. 541-542
DOI: 10.1126/science.6782675


Reduced glutathione administered to rats bearing aflatoxin B1-induced liver tumors caused regression of tumor growth and resulted in survival of the animals. since glutathione is a harmless natural product, it merits further investigation as a potential antitumor drug for humans.