Lycopene is hydrocabron carotenoid, having an inverse correlation between the consumption of tomato products and the risk of cancer, especially the gastrointestinal cancer and prostate cancer. Currently, the epidemiological contrast research indicate that the Lycopene in tomato inhibit the growth of the cancer cell primarily through removing the single line state oxygen and the mechanism of Gap Junctional Internetcellular Communication(GJIC) etc. and make the risk of the cancer with its obtaining negative related. The biological features of Lycopene, such as molecular structure, metabolism, tissue distribution and its anti - cancer function, possible mechanism and cell division are researched.
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