Paw Article Library
The following is a list of
articles written by Dr. Jerry McLaughlin and others about
the pawpaw and its properties, including anti-tumor. We are
attempting to get permission to make more available to our readers.
However, various copyright issues present a problem in this area. If you
would like a list of all 324 papers written by
Dr. McLaughlin, you can view this pdf file. Dr. McLaughlin also holds 9
patents on the paw paw.
- "Pawpaw shows promise in fighting
drug-resistant tumors", Purdue News, 1997.
This article is somewhat older, but documents some of the
original findings by Purdue University professor Jerry
McLaughlin concerning the ability of pawpaw to fight cancer
cells that had become resistant to chemotherapy.
Acetogenins: Recent Progress", Journal of
Natural Products, 1999, from Volume 62, Number 3, pages
504-540. This report has also been available on the
internet in various places for years. Pages 509-511 are
the most relevant, as they deal with tests of pawpaw versus
MDR (multidrug resistant) cells.
novel mechanism for the control of clinical cancer: Inhibition
of the production of
adenosine triphosphate (ATP) with a standardized extract of
paw paw". This very important paper was co-authored
by Dr. McLaughlin and James W. Forsythe, MD. This paper
highlights important issues, including a description on how
paw paw works, the differences between Asimina triloba paw paw
and other species, including graviola. It finishes with
the highlights of a clinical trial conducted by Dr.
Forsythe. Very much worth reading.
Immune Boosters & Cholesterol Lowering Supplements."
Reprinted with the permission of Vitamin Retailer
magazine, this article by Yousry Naguib, Ph.D., highlights the
uses of beta-glucans and their use in fighting cancer.
Although not necessary for paw paw to work, various people
(including Dr. McLaughlin) suggested the use of a good beta-glucan
product along with paw paw.
extract as a botanical insecticide", 2002.
While not a cancer application, Dr. McLaughlin found that
pawpaw affects pests in the same way that it affects cancer
lice remover shampoo" The pawpaw was so
effective at removing lice that one company actually produced
a lice remover shampoo product. Due to the company's
limited distribution, it had low sales and has been taken off
the market. However, reports were that it was quite
what's hidden in the pawpaw tree fruit", Science
News, 1992. General article about Jerry McLaughlin's
findings on pawpaw.
of the pawpaw tree, Asimina triloba (Annonaceae), as a
commercial source of the pesticidal annonaceous acetogenins",
2003. More here on the pesticide benefits of pawpaw.
Use of Biological Assays to Evaluate Botanicals", Drug
Information Journal, pp. 513-524, 1998. Dr.
McLaughlin was responsible for developing the now well-known
Brine Shrimp test to evaluate the potency of pawpaw and other
There is a large amount of
technical articles that have been written concerning the
application of pawpaw with cancer and for other uses.
Unfortunately, most of them are copyrighted by organizations that
will not allow them to be published on the internet. As
mentioned, we are attempting to gain permission for printing at
least portions of some of the more significant articles in the
interest of public health and safety. However, we have not
received permission as of yet. Click here to see a list of
many of these articles copyrighted by the American Chemistry