Effects of Tea Catechins, Epigallocatechin, Gallocatechin, and Gallocatechin Gallate, on Bone Metabolism
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AbstractIn this study. three tea catechins, epigallocatechin (EGC), gallocatechin (GC), and gallocatechin gallate (GCG), were investigated for their effects on bone metabolism. The effects of the tea catechins on bone formation were evaluated using cultured rat osteoblast-like osteosarcoma cell line UMR-106. EGC stimulated alkaline phosphatase activity significantly at concentrations of 10 and 20 mu M. The amount of mineralization also increased significantly with EGC. On another cell culture platform, EGC significantly inhibited osteoclast formations from RAW 264.7 cells upon receptor activation of nuclear factor-kappa 8 ligand induction on the fourth day of treatment, at a concentration of 10 mu M. EGC also dose-dependently inhibited the mRNA expression of tat rate-resistant acid phosphatase. GC and GCG could decrease osteoclastogenesis at 20 mu M. The present study illustrated that the tea catechins, EGC in particular, had positive effects on bone metabolism through a double process of promoting osteolblastic activity and inhibiting osteoclast differentiations.
All Author(s) ListKo CH, Lau KM, Choy WY, Leung PC
Journal nameJournal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Volume Number57
Issue Number16
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
Pages7293 - 7297
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsBone metabolism; epigallocatechin; gallocatechin; gallocatechin gallate; osteoblast; osteoclast
Web of Science Subject CategoriesAgriculture; Agriculture, Multidisciplinary; AGRICULTURE, MULTIDISCIPLINARY; Chemistry; Chemistry, Applied; CHEMISTRY, APPLIED; Food Science & Technology; FOOD SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

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