Phosphatidylcholine hydroperoxide (PCOOH) measured using a chemiluminescence detector to examine colonic mucosal lipid hyperoxidation increased after injection of 1,2-dimethylhydrazine and green tea extract (GTE), which we previously showed inhibited carcinogenesis and oxidative DNA damage in the gastrointestinal tract. Therefore, the hyperoxidation of membrane phospholipids reflected well the degree of DNA damage and carcinogenic alteration, and may be a useful intermediate biomarker for initiation of carcinogenesis.
- Green tea extract
- Intermediate biomarker
- Phosphatidylcholine hydroperoxide
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research