Green tea polyphenols: DNA photodamage and photoimmunology.

  title={Green tea polyphenols: DNA photodamage and photoimmunology.},
  author={Santosh Kumar Katiyar and Bettany M Bergamo and P K Vyalil and Craig A. Elmets},
  journal={Journal of photochemistry and photobiology. B, Biology},
  volume={65 2-3},
Green tea is a popular beverage consumed worldwide. The epicatechin derivatives, which are commonly called 'polyphenols', are the active ingredients in green tea and possess antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties. Studies conducted by our group on human skin have demonstrated that green tea polyphenols (GTP) prevent ultraviolet (UV)-B-induced cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers (CPD), which are considered to be mediators of UVB-induced immune suppression and skin cancer… CONTINUE READING
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