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Journal of Cancer Prevention

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Cancer prevention research 2007; 12(4): 281-286

Published online December 30, 2007

© Korean Society of Cancer Prevention

Increased in Vitro Anticancer Effects of Black Soybean (Seoritae) Meju on AGS Human Gastric Cancer Cells

Myung-Suk Bae1, Soon-Sun Bak1, Suk-Hee Moon2 and Kun-Young Park1


Mejus were prepared with different black soybeans (BS) of var. Seoritae and Seomoctae. To check the anticancer effects of BS Mejus (BSM), MTT assay was performed in AGS human gastric adenocarcinoma cells. We found that the Seoritae and Seoritae-BSM significantly inhibited the growth of the AGS cells. The Seoritae-BS was separated into kernel and coat, and then these were cooked and fermented with the Asp. oryzae. The methanol extract of these samples was effectively inhibited the growth of the AGS cells. Especially black colored coat of Seoritae showed the highest effect on the AGS cells. This anticancer activity was diminished by cooking process. However, the effect was dramatically recovered by fermentation step. (Cancer Prev Res 12, 281-286, 2007)

Keywords: Black soybean, Seoritae, Meju, Anticancer

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