Prostate carcinoma and green tea: (-)epigallocatechin-3-gallate inhibits inflammation-triggered MMP-2 activation and invasion in murine TRAMP model.

Green tea infusion has been shown to inhibit metastatic spreading of the transgenic adenocarcinoma of mouse prostate (TRAMP). Investigation on the molecular mechanisms triggered by the main green tea flavonoid, (-)epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), shows that EGCG restrains TRAMP-C1 cell proliferation in a dose-dependent manner, at concentrations (IC(50… (More)