JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEREOLOGY, vol.21, no.5, pp.650-656, 2007 (SCI-Expanded)
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JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEREOLOGY
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
green tea, polyphenol, UVA protection, OXIDATIVE STRESS, TEA, ANTIOXIDANTS, RADIATION, (-)-EPIGALLOCATECHIN-3-GALLATE, SUNSCREENS, CANCER
Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated:
Background Ultraviolet (UV) radiation causes many acute and chronic conditions such as oedema of the skin, sunburn, immunosuppression, photo-ageing and skin cancer. The use of antioxidants has become of paramount importance in prevention of the damage caused by ultraviolet radiation. Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), one of the main components of green tea, has been reported to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anticarcinogenic properties.