The work of Dr. Yong Yeon Cho and Dr. Zigang Dong of The Hormel
Institute’s Cellular and Molecular Biology group was featured on the
cover of Cancer Research (May 15, 2009). The work
featured a natural compound known as kaempferol, which is highly
abundant in green onions. This compound was found to potently
suppress cancer cell growth by interacting with an important protein,
referred to as RSK2 that is found at high levels in cancer cells, and
subsequently preventing its activation.