Figure 5. Inhibition of
fibronectin-induced human retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cell
cytoskeletal reorganization by Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG).
Suspended RPE cells pretreated with phosphate buffer saline (PBS,
control) or 10 μM EGCG for 1 h were seeded and allowed to adhere on
collagen-precoated glass coverslips for an additional 1 h. After
fixation, permeabilization, and blocking with 3% BSA (BSA), cells on
coverslips were incubated with fluorescein isothiocyanate
(FITC)-phalloidin. Mounted cells were analyzed and photographed under a
microscope. Actin formed in adherent cells (A), but there was a
modification of cytoskeletal reorganization in EGCG-treated cells (B).