Chemoprevention of oral cancer by green tea.

  title={Chemoprevention of oral cancer by green tea.},
  author={Stephen D Hsu and Baldev B. Singh and Jill B. Lewis and James L. Borke and Douglas P Dickinson and Laura Drake and Gretchen B. Caughman and George S. Schuster},
  journal={General dentistry},
  volume={50 2},
Green tea has been a popular beverage for many centuries. Only recently, however, has the anti-cancer power of green tea constituents been unveiled. Green tea polyphenols are found to induce apoptosis (programmed cell death) in many types of tumor cells, including oral cancer cells. However, mechanisms that enable normal cells to evade the apoptotic effect still are not understood. In this study, cell growth and invasion assays combined with apoptosis assays were used to examine the effects of… CONTINUE READING


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