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"Curcumin" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A yellow-orange dye obtained from tumeric, the powdered root of CURCUMA longa. It is used in the preparation of curcuma paper and the detection of boron. Curcumin appears to possess a spectrum of pharmacological properties, due primarily to its inhibitory effects on metabolic enzymes.

This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Curcumin" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Curcumin" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 75 publications over 23 distinct years, with a maximum of 6 publications in 2014 and 2019
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.