Posts Categorized: Profiles in Chemoprotection

Timing is Everything

One of the primary mechanisms by which sulforaphane and other isothiocyanates exert their many beneficial effects on the body is through activation of nuclear erythroid-2-p45-related factor-2, or Nrf2, the master regulator of cellular defenses that protect against oxidative stress Read More

Profiles in Chemoprotection: Part II

Albena Dinkova-Kostova, PhD

Before Albena Dinkova-Kostova, Ph.D. trained to become a scientist, she trained as a seamstress.

She was 16 years old and living in Ruse, a large cosmopolitan city located on the south bank of the Danube River in northeastern … Read More

Profiles in Chemoprotection, Part I

Thomas Wells Kensler, PhD

 In a makeshift greenhouse comprised of steel growing racks, plastic tarps, and a portable electric space heater, …colleagues Jed Fahey and Tom Kensler grew broccoli sprouts for a clinical trial to gauge sulforaphane bioavailability in Read More