Epigallocatechin-3-gallate sensitizes IFN-γ-stimulated CD4+ T cells to apoptosis via alternative activation of STAT1.

Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) exerts anti-inflammatory properties on immune cells and binds to CD4 molecules. However, the effects of EGCG on CD4(+) T cells remain largely unknown. Here, we found that EGCG enhanced IFN-γ-induced signal transducer and activator of transcription 1 (STAT1) activation in primary CD4(+) T cells from C57BL/6 mice and in a… (More)