Oolong tea polyphenol extract induces apoptosis in human stomach cancer cells

Citation
H. Hibasami et al., Oolong tea polyphenol extract induces apoptosis in human stomach cancer cells, ANTICANC R, 20(6B), 2000, pp. 4403-4406
Citations number
19
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Onconogenesis & Cancer Research
Journal title
ANTICANCER RESEARCH
ISSN journal
0250-7005 → ACNP
Volume
20
Issue
6B
Year of publication
2000
Pages
4403 - 4406
Database
ISI
SICI code
0250-7005(200011/12)20:6B<4403:OTPEIA>2.0.ZU;2-G
Abstract
The exposure of human stomach cancer KATO III cells to oolong tea polypheno l extract [OTPE] containing oolong tea polyphenol trimer [OTP trimer] as a main component, led to both growth inhibition and the induction of apoptosi s. Morphological change showing apoptotic bodies was observed in the cells treated with OTPE. The fragmentation by OTPE of DNA to oligonucleosomal-siz ed fragments that are characteristics of apoptosis was observed to be conce ntration- and time-dependent. These data suggest that the growth inhibition by OTPE results from the induction of apoptosis in the KATO III cells.