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HPV and Green Tea Extract

Aditya K Gupta, Deanne Daigle
External genital warts (EGWs) resulting from the human papilloma virus (HPV) are a common sexually transmitted infection and cause significant impairments in patient quality of life and sexual well-being. Therapeutic options for EGWs can be provider-assisted, but many patients opt for treatment that can be applied at home. Sinecatechins 10% ointment is a new botanically based patient-administered therapy for EGWs. It is comprised of >85% catechins, green tea polyphenols that have been shown to possess antioxidant, antiproliferative, antiviral, and antitumor properties...
January 2015: Skin Therapy Letter
Hung Q Doan, Harrison P Nguyen, Peter Rady, Stephen K Tyring
The role of human papillomavirus (HPV) in human disease includes external genital and perianal warts (EGW), with some HPV genotypes having oncogenic potential (i.e., HPV-16 and -18). While green-tea extracts have antitumor and antiproliferative effects in vitro, the mechanism of action of sinecatechins in the treatment of EGW is not well understood. To investigate the role of immune-regulated genes further, an open-label, single institution, prospective study was conducted enrolling patients with clinically diagnosed EGW...
May 2015: Viral Immunology
Francisco A R Garcia, Terri Cornelison, Tomas Nuño, David L Greenspan, John W Byron, Chiu-Hsieh Hsu, David S Alberts, H-H Sherry Chow
OBJECTIVE: In vitro data and pilot data suggest that green tea catechins may possess chemopreventive activity for cervical cancer and precursor lesions. We conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of Polyphenon E (decaffeinated and enriched green tea catechin extract) in women with persistent human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and low-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN1) to evaluate the potential of Polyphenon E for cervical cancer prevention. METHODS: Ninety-eight eligible women were randomized to receive either Polyphenon E (containing 800 mg epigallocatechin gallate) or placebo once daily for 4 months...
February 2014: Gynecologic Oncology
Noah Scheinfeld
This review summarizes new treatments from the last seven years employed for the treatment of genital warts caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). Imquimod 3.75% is a new agent with fewer side effects and perhaps a better dosing schedule than imquimod 5%, but is not more effective. Sinecatechins/Polyphenon E 15%, a novel extract from green tea can be effective against genital warts but requires three times a day dosing and is not more effective than existing treatments; the treatment course is 12-16 weeks. Photodynamic therapy combined with other destructive modalities might increase the cure rate for genital warts...
June 15, 2013: Dermatology Online Journal
Ted Rosen
Botanical products, including and especially green tea leaves, have a wide range of both reputed and demonstrated health benefits and have been used medicinally for thousands of years. This paper focuses on green tea catechins, principally reviewing their known biologic properties and potential mechanisms of action (MOAs). The primary objective is to discuss the proposed antiviral, antiproliferative, and immunostimulatory activity of catechins based on strong evidence from in vitro and in vivo studies conducted to date, including two preclinical in vitro studies with sinecatechins, a proprietary mixture of catechins...
November 2012: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
Eggert Stockfleth, Thomas Meyer
INTRODUCTION: Sinecatechins is a standardized extract of green tea leaves, containing a mixture of catechin compounds. The 15% ointment has been approved for the topical treatment of condylomata acuminata (CA), caused by particular human papillomaviruses (HPV), mainly HPV types 6 and 11. OBJECTIVE: To update the use of sinecatechins for treatment of CA and to describe possible mechanisms involved in the mode of action. AREAS COVERED: The clearance rate of wart lesions after treatment with sinecatechins is similar to other topically applied drugs, like imiquimod and podophyllotoxin, but recurrences are seen less frequently after treatment with sinecatechins...
June 2012: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
T G Tzellos, C Sardeli, A Lallas, G Papazisis, M Chourdakis, D Kouvelas
BACKGROUND: External anogenital warts (EGWs) are non-malignant skin tumours caused by human papillomavirus. They are one of the fastest growing sexually transmitted diseases. Current treatments are unsatisfactory. Green tea sinecatechin Polyphenon E ointment is a botanical extract from green tea leaves exhibiting anti-oxidant, anti-viral and anti-tumour properties. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to integrate valid information and provide basis for rational decision making regarding efficacy and safety of green tea extracts in the treatment of EGWs...
March 2011: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Xu-dong Tang, Xin Zhou, Qun-zhou Zhang, Anh D Le, Ke-yuan Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of green tea extract (GTE) and its major component (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) on the human papillomavirus (HPV) type 16 oncoproteins (E6 and E7)-induced expression of hypoxia-inducible factor-1alpha (HIF-1alpha) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in human cervical carcinoma cells. METHODS: Human cervical carcinoma cells of the line C-33A were divided to 4 groups to be transiently transfected with the plasmid HA-pSG5-HPV-16E6 containing the HPV type 16 oncoprotein E6, HA-pSG5-HPV-16 E7, or empty plasmid HA-pSG5, or just exposed to the transfection reagent Lipofectamine 2000 as mock transfection control group...
November 4, 2008: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
E Stockfleth, H Beti, R Orasan, F Grigorian, A Mescheder, H Tawfik, C Thielert
BACKGROUND: Benign external genital and perianal warts (condylomata acuminata) are disfiguring, displeasing skin tumours caused by human papillomavirus that may vitally burden affected patients and their partners. Current treatment options are still unsatisfactory due to low efficacy, high recurrence rates or an unfavourable side-effect profile. Although most recently prophylactic vaccines have been recommended for adolescent women, appropriate treatment modalities for anogenital warts are still needed...
June 2008: British Journal of Dermatology
W-S Ahn, J Yoo, S-W Huh, C-K Kim, J-M Lee, S-E Namkoong, S-M Bae, I P Lee
We investigated clinical efficacy of green tea extracts (polyphenon E; poly E and (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate [EGCG]) delivered in a form of ointment or capsule in patients with human papilloma virus (HPV) infected cervical lesions. Fifty-one patients with cervical lesions (chronic cervicitis, mild dysplasia, moderate dysplasia and severe dysplasia) were divided into four groups, as compared with 39 untreated patients as a control. Poly E ointment was applied locally to 27 patients twice a week. For oral delivery, a 200 mg of poly E or EGCG capsule was taken orally every day for eight to 12 weeks...
October 2003: European Journal of Cancer Prevention
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