Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 11, Issue 1,2013
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

L-theanine: A promising substance in tumor research


La Li 1, Xiaoru Wang 2, Yan Xiong 3, Wenkai Ren 2*, Mingliang-Huang 1, Guohua Zhao 1, Yangping Ding 1*, Xiaosong Wu 4, Dingding Su 5

Recieved Date: 2012-04-30, Accepted Date: 2013-01-20


Malignant tumor which can proliferate abnormally and transfer rapidly to other tissues, holds high mortality rate and is difficult to cure. Herewith it is responsible for great loss in economy. L-theanine, the specific amino acid in tea, performed a significant anti-tumor potential, it works via various methods, such as exert antitumor effect by itself; increase antitumor drugs concentration in tumor cells, inhibit tumor cell invasion and so on. Here, the authors elucidate and discuss these mechanisms comprehensively.


L-theanine, antitumor drug, malignant tumor, tea

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2013
Volume: 11
Issue: 1
Category: Food and Health
Pages: 25-27

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