Anti-invasive effects of green tea polyphenol epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), a natural inhibitor of metallo and serine proteases.

@article{Benelli2002AntiinvasiveEO,
  title={Anti-invasive effects of green tea polyphenol epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), a natural inhibitor of metallo and serine proteases.},
  author={Roberto Benelli and Roberta Ven{\'e} and Davide Bisacchi and Spiridione Garbisa and Adriana Albini},
  journal={Biological chemistry},
  year={2002},
  volume={383 1},
  pages={101-5}
}
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 anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and anti-tumor drugs. Despite the extensive body of data only few… CONTINUE READING

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