This is a very interesting and relevant study that demonstrates the ability of epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), apolyphenol extract from green tea, to protect against Porphyromonas gingivalis-induced atherosclerosis. The experimental approach is straightforward and the results provide evidence for the mechanism accounting for the protective effect
Green tea epigallocatechin-3-gallate attenuates Porphyromonas gingivalis-induced atherosclerosis
Version of Record online: 15 NOV 2012
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Pathogens and Disease
Volume 67, Issue 1, pages 76–83, February 2013
How to Cite
Cai, Y., Kurita-Ochiai, T., Hashizume, T. and Yamamoto, M. (2013), Green tea epigallocatechin-3-gallate attenuates Porphyromonas gingivalis-induced atherosclerosis. Pathogens and Disease, 67: 76–83. doi: 10.1111/2049-632X.12001
- Issue online: 12 FEB 2013
- Version of Record online: 15 NOV 2012
- Accepted manuscript online: 19 OCT 2012 06:20AM EST
- Manuscript Accepted: 27 AUG 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 24 AUG 2012
- Manuscript Received: 26 JUL 2012
- Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research. Grant Number: 22390398
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