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 2. MGT treatment reduces basal respiration and ATP production in MCF7 cells. MCF7 cells were seeded at the density of six thousands cells in 96-wells plates. After twenty-four hours, filtered 0.2 mg/ml MGT was added and incubated for seventy-two hours. Oxygen consumption rate (OCR) was measured by Seahorse XF Analyser. Top panel: representative trace; bottom panel: bar graph with OCR quantification. Note that MGT treatment significantly decreases the basal respiration and the ATP production as compared to control cells. Others parameters, such as proton leak, maximal and spare respirations did not significantly change. Experiments were performed 3 times, with six repeats for each replicate. Bar graphs are shown as the mean ± SEM; t-test, two-tailed test. ***p < 0.0001.