Epigallocatechin-3-gallate protects kidneys from ischemia reperfusion injury by HO-1 upregulation and inhibition of macrophage infiltration.

Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) shows diverse chemical and biological activities. We investigated the effects of EGCG in a rat renal ischemia reperfusion (I/R) injury model. Sprague-Dawley rats received intraperitoneal injection of 50 mg/kg EGCG 48 h, 24 h, and 30 min prior to I/R injury. The animals were subjected to left renal occlusion for 45 min. EGCG… (More)