Comparative study on in vitro anti-proliferative and apoptotic effects of organic and non-organic tea extracts

Teoh, Peik Lin (2015) Comparative study on in vitro anti-proliferative and apoptotic effects of organic and non-organic tea extracts. Journal of Food Biochemistry, 39 (6). pp. 718-724. ISSN 1745-4514

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfbc.12180

Abstract

This study compared the anti-proliferative and apoptotic effects of organic and non-organic Sabah tea on cancer cell lines. Anti-proliferative assays showed that the tea extracts were capable of inhibiting the growth of MCF-7 and HeLa cells. The IC50 values for MCF-7 and HeLa were 20.9 ± 2.6 to 39.3 ± 0.8 and 38.5 ± 3.8 to 42.0 ± 2.3 μg/mL, respectively. Statistical differences were observed in MCF-7 cells treated with organic and non-organic tea extracts. However, no differences were found in HeLa cells. Morphological changes were observed in both treated cell lines when compared with the untreated cells. However, the formation of DNA laddering was only observed in the treated MCF-7 cells. Reduction of BCL-2 expression was found in the treated MCF-7 cells but BAX expression was unaltered. In conclusion, the effect of different farming systems on the proliferation of cancer cells could be cell-type-dependent but they showed no obvious differences in their effects on preventing cancer cell growth and inducing apoptosis.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Sabah tea, cancer cell lines, organic, tea extract
Subjects:S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Divisions:SCHOOL > Biotechnology Research Institute (BRI)
ID Code:12865
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:24 Feb 2016 10:43
Last Modified:24 Feb 2016 10:43

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