Animal and clinical studies have revealed that (–)-epigallocatechin-3-O-gallate (EGCG), one of the major bioactive polyphenols in green tea, showed several pharmacological effects including anti-obesity effect and anti-inflammatory effect. We previously reported that the second messenger cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) mediates its anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. Here we demonstrated that glucosyl-hesperidin, enhances the cGMP-inducing effects of green tea extract in vivo. Moreover, glucosyl-hesperidin intake potentiated the green tea-elicited upregulation of the anti-inflammatory factor, toll-interacting protein.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pharmaceutical Science
- Drug Discovery
- Complementary and alternative medicine
- Organic Chemistry