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isothiocyanate


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A wide variety of compounds containing an —N==C==S group, found especially in cruciferous vegetables; they inhibit enzymes of phase I metabolism and activate those of phase II (see metabolism, phase I; metabolism, phase II), so reducing the formation, and increasing the clearance, of potential carcinogens. They also inhibit the proliferation of tumour cells, by inducing apoptosis and arresting cell cycle progression.

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