Effects of polyphenols on skin damage due to ultraviolet A rays: an experimental study on rats


SEVIN A., OEZTAS P., SENEN D., HAN U., KARAMAN C., TARIMCI N., ...More

JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEREOLOGY, vol.21, no.5, pp.650-656, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1468-3083.2006.02045.x
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEREOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.650-656
  • Keywords: green tea, polyphenol, UVA protection, OXIDATIVE STRESS, TEA, ANTIOXIDANTS, RADIATION, (-)-EPIGALLOCATECHIN-3-GALLATE, SUNSCREENS, CANCER

Abstract

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.