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Journal of Tea Science ›› 2003, Vol. 23 ›› Issue (2): 83-93.doi: 10.13305/j.cnki.jts.2003.02.001

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Biochemical and Molecular Biological Basis on The Anticarcinogenic Activity of Tea Polyphenolic Compounds

CHEN Zong-mao   

  1. Tea Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Hangzhou 310008, Chin
  • Online:2003-11-25 Published:2019-09-16

Abstract: The progress in the investigation of anticarcinogenic activity of tea polyphenols and its biochemical and molecular biological mechanisms in the world in recent 5 years were analyzed and reviewed in this paper. The mechanism of anticarcinogenic activity was discussed from the following 5 aspects: antioxidative activity, modulation on the key enzymes, blockage of signal transduction, antiangiogenic activity and the apotopsis of cancer cells. The developmental prospect and the investigational tendency of tea polyphenols in the future were discussed.

Key words: Tea science, Biochemistry, Molecular biology, Tea polyphenols, Anticarcinogenic mechanism

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