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    CAS Number: 29883-15-6

    Amygdalin (Vitamin B17)

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    Amygdalin (Vitamin B17) is a glucoside derived from almonds and apricot kernals and is structurally related to vitamin B17. In the 1950s, amygdalin was a proposed anti-cancer agent; however, because of its cyanogenic properties, its use is highly avoided. Amygdalin is freely soluble in water at 83 mg/mL.

    Mechanism of ActionAfter ingestion of amygdalin, β-glucosidase enzymes in the digestive system metabolize amygdalin producing hydrogen cyanide. Some of the hydrogen cyanide produced can find its way to tumor cells which is thought to have a potent cytotoxic effect.
    Cancer ApplicationsAmygdalin can be used to study cytotoxic effects of cyanide on cancerous cells.
    ReferencesMiazzo, S., et al. "Laetrile Treatment for Cancer." Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 9.11 (2011): n. pag. Ncbi.gov. Web. 5 Nov. 2012.