Research Paper Volume 10, Issue 8 pp 1867—1883

Matcha green tea (MGT) inhibits the propagation of cancer stem cells (CSCs), by targeting mitochondrial metabolism, glycolysis and multiple cell signalling pathways


Figure 1. MGT treatment reduces stemness in MCF7 breast cancer cells. (A) The effects of 0.2 mg/ml MGT on cell proliferation were tested on MCF7 cells in monolayer by SRB assay. Note that MGT only slightly reduced viability of bulk cancer cells by 8%. (B) Importantly, MGT inhibited the sphere-forming ability of MCF7 cells by 50%. Bar graphs are shown as the mean ± SEM; t-test, two-tailed test. **p < 0.005, ***p < 0.0001.