Source text - Spanish Una sustancia de la aceituna previene el cáncer
Científicos de la Universidad de Granada han descubierto que el ácido maslínico, presente en la hoja y cera de la piel de la aceituna, actúa sobre las células tumorales
Un grupo de investigadores de la Universidad de Granada (UGR) ha descubierto que el ácido maslínico, un compuesto presente en la hoja y en la cera de la piel de la aceituna que se extrae del alpeorujo, tiene la capacidad de prevenir la aparición de cáncer, así como de regular la apoptosis en los procesos cancerígenos.
El ácido maslínico es un inhibidor de proteasas que, entre otras propiedades, posee la capacidad de regular el crecimiento celular. Es ahí donde radica su utilidad en el tratamiento contra el cáncer, ya que permite controlar los procesos de hiperplasia e hipertrofia propios de esta enfermedad. Los científicos de la UGR han caracterizado por primera vez la acción del ácido maslínico desde el punto de vista molecular cuando es aplicado al desarrollo de células tumorales.
Este trabajo ha sido realizado por el doctorando Fernando Jesús Reyes Zurita, y dirigido por el Prof. José Antonio Lupiáñez Cara, del Departamento de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular I. A juicio de ambos científicos, las ventajas del ácido maslínico son tres: a diferencia de otros productos anticancerígenos, altamente citotóxicos, se trata de un compuesto natural y por tanto de menor toxicidad. Además, es selectivo, es decir, actúa sólo sobre las células cancerígenas, cuyo pH es más ácido de lo normal. Y en último lugar, posee un carácter preventivo, ya que es capaz de inhibir la aparición del cáncer, en aquellas células que tienen una mayor predisposición de desarrollarlo.
Translation - English A constituent of olives prevents cancer
Scientists at the University of Granada have discovered that maslinic acid, which is present in olive skin wax and leaves, has an effect on tumoural cells.
A group of researchers at the University of Granada (UGR) has discovered that maslinic acid, a compound present in the leaves and the skin wax of olives, which is extracted from “alpeorujo” (olive pulp) is capaple of preventing the occurrence of cancer as well as regulating apoptosis in cancerogenic processes.
Maslinic acid is a protease inhibitor which, among other things, is capable of regulating cellular growth. Therein lies its usefulness in the treatment of cancer, given that it enables the control of the actual processes of this disease, hyperplasia and hypertrophy. The scientists at UGR have, for the first time, characterised the action of maslinic acid from a molecular point of view applied to the development of tumoural cells.
This study has been undertaken by PhD student, Fernando Jesús Reyes Zurita, under the direction of Prof José Antonio Lupiáñez Cara, of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I. In the opinion of both scientists, there are three advantages of maslinic acid. Firstly, as opposed to other highly cytotoxic anti-carcinogenic products, this involves a natural compound and is, therefore, less toxic. Furthermore, it is selective, namely, it only targets carcinogenic cells whose pH is more acidic than normal. And, finally, it possesses preventative properties, since it can inhibit the appearance of cancer in those cells which have the greatest predisposition for developing it.
Master's degree - University of Salford
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I graduated in the summer of 2007 with an MA in Translating from the University of Salford. I also have a batchelor’s degree in European Business Administration and Languages. I translate from Spanish and French into English.
I have wide commercial experience, having worked in Marketing-related and IT departments. I am also experienced in the hospitality and tourist industries. I am now able to combine my language expertise with my business and life skills and do what I have wished to do for a long time, translation.
I travel regularly to France as I am involved in a small ski chalet business there. I deal with all the administration for that business, including translation for my colleagues.
In addition to translating all kinds of business texts, I am very interested in medical and pharmaceutical texts. I come from a medical family and I have become increasingly interested in the medical domain as a specialisation and have recently completed a course on Pharmaceuticals for Translators.
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I have gained the Certificate and Higher Certificate of the Wine and Spirits Education Trust.
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