Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) stimulates autophagy in vascular endothelial cells: A potential role for reducing lipid accumulation

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  • Background: Green tea polyphenol (EGCG) has beneficial effects on cardiovascular dysfunction. Results: EGCG stimulates autophagy through a CaMKKβ-mediated mechanism, which contributes to degradation of lipid droplets. Conclusion: Regulation of autophagic flux by EGCG plays a role in intracellular lipid accumulation. Significance: Findings show a novel mechanism for beneficial effects of EGCG in cardiovascular complications. © 2013 by The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Inc.
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  • Kim HS; Montana V; Jang HJ; Parpura V; Kim JA
  • Start Page

  • 22693
  • End Page

  • 22705
  • Volume

  • 288
  • Issue

  • 31