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Radioprotection of Curcumin via the NRF2 Pathway

Charanya Kaushik
mentored by Dr. Stephen Tuttle

Hypothesis
NRF2 is required for curcumin-induced radioprotection.








Techniques
:: Cell Culture.
:: Transfection.
:: Western Blot.
:: Quantitative Reverse Transcriptase PCR.
:: Immunohistochemistry.

Conclusions
We demonstrated upregulation of inflammatory response genes (interleukin family, chemokines, tumor necrosis factor family) with radiation is reduced with curcumin diet compared to radiation alone.