- September 24, 2014 at 7:52 pm #17914aisannParticipant
Recently I saw a tree which has cancer
I know mechanisms of cancer in animals but it is caused in plants?
I would be happy if you refer me to an answer
- September 24, 2014 at 8:38 pm #115455
- October 4, 2014 at 8:50 pm #115476
- January 14, 2015 at 5:52 am #115619RZachary1Participant
Cancer in the plants never heard about it. If it so then human can also be affected with the plants by eating them.
- January 14, 2015 at 3:35 pm #115621JackBeanParticipant
Yeah, tumors are caused in plants by hormone inbalance caused often by bacteria such as Agrobacterium or Rhodococcus.
- September 11, 2015 at 7:08 am #115772chanceParticipant
In the plant kingdom,like human being, plant also suffer from cancer. Plants from embryonic development, growth and flowering, its whole life process are controlled by genes within the cell, the various tissue cells in different gene under the control of a methodical metabolism. But when plants were injured or infestation by pests, the normal and orderly metabolism will be disrupted, the original should according to the instruction of genetic information of the normal hormone is destroyed, instead produce a growth hormone for cancer cells of the plant tissue malignant tumor formation. 😀
- November 10, 2015 at 1:46 am #115842venus666Participant
In animals, a tumor develops when a cell (or group of cells) loses the built-in controls that regulate its growth, often as a result of mutations. Plants can experience the same phenomenon, along with cancerous masses, but it tends to be brought on via infection. Fungi, bacteria, viruses, and insect infestation have all been tied to plant cancers. Oak trees, for example, often grow tumors that double as homes for larvae.
- February 2, 2016 at 7:04 am #115907
- February 3, 2016 at 8:41 am #115916claudepaParticipant
plants are indeed a great source for anticancer drugs. However I believe that these alkaloids have mostly an antibacterial or antiparasitic role in the plant. I used to do research on ellipticine which has anticancer activity. It originates from Ochrosia Elliptica. We have many examples of anticancer drugs for humans that are in fact antibiotics with an anticancer activity. Doxorubicin for instance. This at the molecular level means that there are common pathways to kill a cell, whether a prokaryotic or an eukaryotic cell. However these drugs lack specificity far cancer cells and have therefore a well known toxicity. It is a great progress today to couple these drugs to monoclonal antibodies to make Antibody Drug Conjugates (ADC) or for the future to encapsulate these drugs in nanoparticles with the monoclonal antibody at the surface.
- June 1, 2016 at 3:12 am #116009
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