Active extracts of black tea (Camellia Sinensis) induce apoptosis of PC-3 prostate cancer cells via mitochondrial dysfunction.

@article{Sun2013ActiveEO,
  title={Active extracts of black tea (Camellia Sinensis) induce apoptosis of PC-3 prostate cancer cells via mitochondrial dysfunction.},
  author={Shili Sun and Shunshun Pan and Aiqing Miao and Caijin Ling and Shi Jane Pang and Jinchi Tang and Dong Chen and Chaoyi Zhao},
  journal={Oncology reports},
  year={2013},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={763-72}
}
Cancer of the prostate gland is the most common invasive malignancy and the second leading cause of cancer-related death in human males. Many studies have shown that black tea reduces the risk of several types of cancer. We studied the effects of active extracts of black tea and the black tea polyphenols theaflavins (TFs), on the cellular proliferation and mitochondria of the human prostate cancer cell line PC-3. Our studies revealed that Yinghong black tea extracts (YBT), Assam black tea… CONTINUE READING