γδ T cells, tea and cancer

Jingwei Lu, Vincent J. Pompili, Hiranmoy Das

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Abstract

Environmental factors play an important role in the development of cancer. Tea, one of the most popular beverages in the world, has shown to have anti-cancer effects as well as have protective effects against cancer development. Recent studies have shown that components present in tea could activate the immune system, particularly γδ T cells, which is an important component of both innate and adaptive immune system. As a first line of defense against tumors, the activation of immune system is important to provide necessary preventive measures against tumor. In this chapter, we focus on the mechanism of γδ T cell-mediated recognition of antigens, and delineate the mechanisms, by which tea product can activate γδ T cells to facilitate cancer prevention activities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNutrition, Diet and Cancer
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Pages169-184
Number of pages16
Volume9789400729230
ISBN (Electronic)9789400729230
ISBN (Print)9400729227, 9789400729223
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Lu, J., Pompili, V. J., & Das, H. (2012). γδ T cells, tea and cancer. In Nutrition, Diet and Cancer (Vol. 9789400729230, pp. 169-184). Springer Netherlands. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-2923-0_8