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Research Projects > 2010 Grantees

Colon Cancer Prevention by the Black Pepper Alkaloid, Piperine, and the Green Tea Polyphenol (-)- Epigallocatechin-3-gallate

Project Description

This study is testing the hypothesis that the compounds piperine, found in black pepper, and epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), found in green tea, will synergistically inhibit inflammation-related colon carcinogenesis. Experiments will explore the effects of piperine increasing the bioavailability of ECGC both in animal models and humans.

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