Library of Articles Concerning Paw Paw
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.
- "A 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.
- "Pawpaw 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 cells.
- "Pawpaw 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 effective.
- "Look what's hidden in the pawpaw tree fruit", Science News, 1992. General article about Jerry McLaughlin's findings on pawpaw.
- "Evaluation 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.
- "The 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 botanicals.
There is a sizeable number 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. Click here to see a list of many of these articles copyrighted by the American Chemistry Society.