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Apoptotic effect of green tea polyphenol (EGCG) on cervical carcinoma cells.
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PMID:  20607746     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The objective of this study was to probe the apoptotic effect of green tea polyphenol epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) on cervical carcinoma cells. This study was conducted in Departments of Pathology and Biochemistry, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India over a span of one and half years from January 2005 to August 2006. Caspase-3 assay was performed on monocytes isolated from cervical carcinoma patients and cultured with EGCG; cytosmears and sections from cervical carcinoma tissue cultured with EGCG were prepared for the morphological evidence of apoptosis. EGCG in a dose of 5 μg/ml and 10 μg/ml increased the caspase-3 levels in human cells. Cytosmears and sections from cervical carcinoma tissue cultured with EGCG showed better differentiation and increased number of apoptotic cells as compared to non EGCG controls. The number of such cells was increased more in 48 hours than in 24 hours. EGCG in a dose of 5 μg/ml and 10 μg/ml promoted apoptotic preparedness of human cells and induced apoptotic change in cervical carcinoma cells. Diagn. Cytopathol., 2011. © 2010 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Farhan Asif Siddiqui; Mohammed Naim; Najmul Islam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-07-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  Diagnostic cytopathology     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1097-0339     ISO Abbreviation:  Diagn. Cytopathol.     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8506895     Medline TA:  Diagn Cytopathol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  482-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 202002, Uttar Pradesh, India.
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