Effect of liposome encapsulation of tea catechins on their accumulation in basal cell carcinomas.

@article{Fang2006EffectOL,
  title={Effect of liposome encapsulation of tea catechins on their accumulation in basal cell carcinomas.},
  author={Jia-You Fang and W R Lee and S O Shen and Yen-Ling Huang},
  journal={Journal of dermatological science},
  year={2006},
  volume={42 2},
  pages={101-9}
}
BACKGROUND (-)-Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), the main active polyphenol in green tea, is associated with antioxidant and anticancer activities. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of using liposomes for intratumor distribution of EGCG and its derivative, (+)-catechin. METHOD Liposomes containing egg phosphatidylcholine, cholesterol, or anionic surfactant in the presence of 15% ethanol were prepared. The physicochemical characteristics including vesicle size… CONTINUE READING