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 (sŭl′fō-răf′ăn′, -rā′făn′)
A sulfureous phytochemical compound, C6H11NOS2, occurring in cruciferous vegetables and acting as an anticancer agent, antimicrobial, and antioxidant.

[sulfo- + -raphane (blend of New Latin Raphanus, genus name, from Latin, radish, from Greek rhaphanos -ane).]
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The major chemopreventive compounds from fruits and vegetables are carotenoids, vitamins, resveratrol, quercetin, silymarin, sulphoraphane, and indole-3-carbinol.
Its phytochemical called sulphoraphane has anticancer properties.
Guo et al., "Sulphoraphane improves neuronal mitochondrial function in brain tissue in acute carbon monoxide poisoning rats," Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology, vol.
Moon et al., "Sulphoraphane protects against cytokine and streptozotocin-induced beta-cell damage by suppressing the NF-kappaB pathway," Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, vol.
It also contained milk thistle, calcium d-glucorate and sulphoraphane. The green product had various fruit and vegetable extracts, an antioxidant blend, probiotic blend and digestive enzyme blend.
Sulphoraphane, a naturally occurring isothiocyanate induces apoptosis in breast cancer cells by targeting heat shock proteins.
4 BROCCOLI: Broccoli - along with other cruciferous vegetables like cabbage and sprouts - contains a strong cancer-fighting chemical, sulphoraphane, which research has suggested may reduce men''s risk of developing bladder cancer (a cancer more commonly affecting women than men), prostate cancer and colorectal cancer.
Zhang Y, Callaway EC (2002) High cellular accumulation of sulphoraphane, a dietary anti-carcinogen is followed by rapid transporter-mediated export as a glutathione conjugate.
The nutrient is converted in the gut into the bioactive compound sulphoraphane, which circulates in the bloodstream.
Finally, broccoli also contains a phytochemical called sulphoraphane that has specific anti-cancer properties.
Sulphoraphane, a plant chemical that is made by broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, can restore this pathway.
Gas Chromatography/ Mass spectrometry method for the determination of sulphoraphane and sulphoraphane nitrile in Broccoli.