THE USE OF BACILLUS THURINGIENSIS: FROM BIOLARVICIDES TO ANTICANCER AGENTS
Camila Cássia Silva Araujo
José de Paula Oliveira
José Manoel Wanderley Duarte Neto
Ana Lucia Figueiredo Porto
Bacillus thuringiensis is an ubiquitous bacterium that produces several proteins that are toxic to different invertebrates such as insects, nematodes, mites, and also some protozoans. Among these, Cry and Cyt proteins are most explored as biopesticides for their action against agricultural pests and vectors of human
diseases. The antitumor activity makes parasporins possible candidates as anticancer agents. Various research groups around the world are involved in isolating and characterizing in vitro antitumor activity of these proteins and many articles reporting such activities in detail have been published. However, there are virtually no data regarding the antitumor activity of parasporins in vivo.
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