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Immunomodulating effects of epigallocatechin-3-gallate from green tea: mechanisms and applications

Journal name:Food & Function
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Literature Url: http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2013/fo/c3fo60076a#!divAbstract
Date publication:20 Jun 2013

Immunomodulating effects of epigallocatechin-3-gallate from green tea: mechanisms and applications

Munkyong Pae and Dayong Wu  

Abstract

Consuming green tea or its active ingredient, epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), has been shown consistently to benefit the healthy functioning of several body systems. In the immune system specifically, accumulating evidence has revealed an immunomodulating effect of green tea/EGCG. Several types of immune cells in both the innate and adaptive immune systems are known to be affected in varying degrees by green tea/EGCG. Among them, the dramatic effect on T cell functions has been repeatedly demonstrated, including T cell activation, proliferation, differentiation, and production of cytokines. In particular, dysregulated T cell function with respect to different subsets of CD4+ T cells is a critical pathogenic factor in the development of autoimmune inflammatory diseases. Recent studies have shown that EGCG affects the differentiation of na?ve CD4+ T cells into different effector subsets in a way that would be expected to favorably impact autoimmunity. Consistent with these findings, studies using animal models of autoimmune diseases have reported disease improvement in animals treated with green tea/EGCG. Altogether, these studies identify and support the use of EGCG as a potential therapeutic agent in preventing and ameliorating T cell-mediated autoimmune 

EGCG source: Chengdu Biopurify Phytochemicals Limited, China