Links to amygdalin research and reference material in no particular order
(This is an incomplete resource and does not involve studies conducted to find no therapeutic value)
◊ Amygdalin induces apoptosis in human cervical cancer cell line HeLa cells
◊ National Cancer Institute - Human/Clinical Studies
2.2.3 Long-term carcinogenicity studies
No data on the carcinogenicity of hydrogen cyanide have been published. However, anticarcinogenic effects of cyanide have been reported. Longevity of mice with transplanted Ehrlich ascites tumours and Sarcoma 180 was increased 20 to 70% on i.p. injection of sodium cyanide in the dose range 0.75 to 2.0 mg/kg bw (EPA, 1990).
World J Gastroenterol 2005 September 7;11(33):5156-5161
◊ Amygdalin Induces Apoptosis through Regulation of Bax and Bcl-2 Expressions in Human DU145 and LNCaP Prostate Cancer Cells.
Biol. Pharm. Bull. 29(8) 1597—1602 (2006)
"Based on these results, amygdalin shows considerable promise in the treatment of prostate cancers."
Arch Pharm Res. 2003 Feb;26(2):157-61.
Biol Pharm Bull. 2003 Feb;26(2):271-3.
◊ In vitro cytotoxicity following specific activation of amygdalin by beta-glucosidase conjugated to a bladder cancer-associated monoclonal antibody.
Int J Cancer. 1998 Dec 9;78(6):712-9.
◊ Antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of bitter and sweet apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.) kernels.
Braz J Med Biol Res. 2009 Apr;42(4):346-52.
A potential mode of action between apricot kernels and the microbial associations with cancer.