Accession Number:

AD1035806

Title:

Green-Tea and Epigallocatechin-3-Gallate are Bactericidal against Bacillus anthracis

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article - Open Access

Corporate Author:

USAMRIID Ft Detrick United States

Report Date:

2017-06-12

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

Bacillus anthracis, the etiological agent of anthrax, is listed as a Category A biothreat agent by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The virulence of the organism is due to expression of two exotoxins and capsule, which interfere with host cellular signaling, alter host water homeostasis, and inhibit phagocytosis of the pathogen, respectively. Concerns regarding the past and possible future use of B. anthracis as a bioterrorism agent have resulted in an impetus to develop more effective protective measures and therapeutics. In this study, green tea was found to inhibit the in vitro growth of B. anthracis. Epigallocatechin-3-gallate EGCG, a compound found abundantly in green tea, was shown to be responsible

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE