Anti-Invasive Effects of Green Tea Polyphenol EpiGalloCatechin-3-Gallate (EGCG), a Natural Inhibitor of Metallo and Serine Proteases

Anti-Invasive Effects of Green Tea Polyphenol EpiGalloCatechin-3-Gallate (EGCG), a Natural... Abstract Several reports have attributed to green tea chemopreventive and therapeutic properties. Epidemiological studies have linked the regular use of green tea to a reduced incidence of breast and colon carcinomas. Tea contains several antioxidants, including polyphenols of the catechin (green tea) and theaflavin (black tea) groups. Green tea derivatives have been shown to act in vitro and in vivo as antiinflammatory, antiviral and antitumor drugs. Despite the extensive body of data only few studies have investigated the molecular mechanisms underlying these effects. In this brief review we focus on the inhibitory activity of catechins derived from green tea toward proteases involved in tumor invasion. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Biological Chemistry de Gruyter

Anti-Invasive Effects of Green Tea Polyphenol EpiGalloCatechin-3-Gallate (EGCG), a Natural Inhibitor of Metallo and Serine Proteases

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de Gruyter
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1431-6730
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10.1515/BC.2002.010
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Abstract Several reports have attributed to green tea chemopreventive and therapeutic properties. Epidemiological studies have linked the regular use of green tea to a reduced incidence of breast and colon carcinomas. Tea contains several antioxidants, including polyphenols of the catechin (green tea) and theaflavin (black tea) groups. Green tea derivatives have been shown to act in vitro and in vivo as antiinflammatory, antiviral and antitumor drugs. Despite the extensive body of data only few studies have investigated the molecular mechanisms underlying these effects. In this brief review we focus on the inhibitory activity of catechins derived from green tea toward proteases involved in tumor invasion.

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Biological Chemistryde Gruyter

Published: Jan 23, 2002

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