L-theanine: A promising substance in tumor research

Author: La Li 1, Xiaoru Wang 2, Yan Xiong 3, Wenkai Ren 2*, Mingliang-Huang 1, Guohua Zhao 1, Yangping Ding 1*, Xiaosong Wu 4 and Dingding Su 5
Received 30 April 2012, accepted 20 January 2013.

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.

Journal: Food, Agriculture and Environment (JFAE)
Online ISSN: 1459-0263Year: 2013, Vol. 11, Issue 1, pages 25-27. Publisher: WFL.

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