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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926512/orthosiphon-stamineus-misai-kucing-ameliorated-postmenopausal-osteoporosis-in-rat-model
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Rubiatul Adawiyah Bokhari, Seng Fong Lau, Suhaila Mohamed
OBJECTIVE: Orthosiphon stamineus (OS) or Misai Kucing (Java tea) is a popular herbal supplement from Southeast Asia for various metabolic, age-related diseases. This study investigated the potential use of OS leaf extracts to ameliorate osteoporosis in ovariectomized rats. METHODS: Fifty-six female Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly allocated into eight groups (n = 7): SHAM (healthy sham control); OVX (ovarietomized) nontreated rats (negative control); OVX + Remifemin (100 mg/kg body weight), and 2% green tea extract (positive controls); OVX + OS 50% ethanolic and aqueous extracts, both at either 150 or 300 mg/kg...
September 18, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922632/antibacterial-and-anti-biofouling-coating-on-hydroxyapatite-surface-based-on-peptide-modified-tannic-acid
#2
Xiao Yang, Pei Huang, Haihuan Wang, Shuang Cai, Yixue Liao, Ziqin Mo, Xinyuan Xu, Chunmei Ding, Changsheng Zhao, Jianshu Li
Hydroxyapatite-based implant is widely used in the fields of artificial teeth and bones. However, the problem of microbial communities on hydroxyapatite surfaces remain a great challenge. In order to inhibit bacterial adhesion and activity in a long term, a salivary acquired pellicle (SAP) bioinspired tannic acid (SAP3-TA) is synthesized and characterized. The SAP inspired peptide sequence DDDEEK has a good adsorption performance on the surface of hydroxyapatite (HA). Tannic acid (TA) is a natural polyphenolic compound that can be extracted from green tea, and it has been proved to have an effective antibacterial property...
September 6, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921705/green-tea-makes-polyphenol-nanoparticles-with-radical-scavenging-activities
#3
Siying Xiang, Peng Yang, Hao Guo, Shu Zhang, Xiaokang Zhang, Fang Zhu, Yiwen Li
The constant demand for functional nanomaterials from natural biomass polymers usually requires new "green" synthetic strategies without using any foreign additives. Here, the green fabrication of a series of polyphenol nanoparticles (PNs) only from green tea extraction compounds is reported (i.e., tea polyphenols and theophylline). It is found that the nanoparticle formation process involves covalent copolymerization of monomers, as well as noncovalent self-assembly pathways. Additionally, the resulting PNs exhibit better free-radical scavenging activities compared with similar-sized, polydopamine-based synthetic melanin nanoparticles...
September 15, 2017: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919675/therapeutic-uses-of-epicatechin-in-diabetes-and-cancer
#4
REVIEW
Layth Abdulmajeed Abdulkhaleq, Mohammed Abdulrazzaq Assi, Mohd Hezmee Mohd Noor, Rasedee Abdullah, Mohd Zamri Saad, Yun Hin Taufiq-Yap
Epicatechin is a natural flavonoid found in green tea. It has been reported to possess an immense antioxidant effect which contributes to its therapeutic effect against a handful of ailments. In this review, we discuss its therapeutic role in the management of two of the most important human diseases; diabetes and cancer. The consumption of epicatechin has been shown to reduce blood glucose levels in diabetic patients, while is anticancer effect was attributed to its antioxidant properties, antiangiogenic and direct cytotoxicity to cancer cells...
August 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915465/traditional-chinese-medicinal-herbs-as-potential-ache-inhibitors-for-anti-alzheimer-s-disease-a-review
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REVIEW
Yingying Jiang, Hongwei Gao, Gulmira Turdu
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease affecting 25 million people worldwide, and cholinergic hypothesis is considered as an important hypotheses in the processes of improving cognitive function and recognition skills in recent years. For the long-term treatment of AD, traditional Chinese medicine are particularly suitable for drug discovery. In this review, we sum up six traditional Chinese medicinal herbs concerned with development of AChEIs, including Herba Epimedii, Coptis Chinensis Franch, Rhizoma Curcumae Longae, Green tea, Ganoderma, Panax Ginseng...
September 6, 2017: Bioorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915061/prevalence-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-and-herbal-remedy-use-in-hispanic-and-non-hispanic-white-women-results-from-the-study-of-women-s-health-across-the-nation
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Robin R Green, Nanette Santoro, Amanda A Allshouse, Genevieve Neal-Perry, Carol Derby
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use, including botanical/herbal remedies, among Hispanic and non-Hispanic white women from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN), New Jersey site. We also examined whether attitudes toward CAM and communication of its use to providers differed for Hispanic and non-Hispanic women. STUDY DESIGN: SWAN is a community-based, multiethnic cohort study of midlife women...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914949/influence-of-flavonol-rich-excipient-food-onion-peel-and-dendropanax-morbifera-on-the-bioavailability-of-green-tea-epicatechins-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#7
Eun-Hye Choi, Da-Yeon Lee, SuKyung Kim, Jin-Oh Chung, Jin-Kyu Choi, Kyung-Mi Joo, Hyun Woo Jeong, Jeong Kee Kim, Wan Gi Kim, Soon-Mi Shim
The impacts of onion peel (OP) and Dendropanax morbifera (DM), as excipient foods rich in flavonols, on the digestive recovery, intestinal absorption, and pharmacokinetics of GT epicatechins were studied via an in vitro digestion model system with Caco-2 cells and an in vivo study. The digestive stability of total epicatechins recovered from GT upon the addition of 2% DM was up to 1.12 times higher than that observed with OP. The combined effects of OP and DM, which were observed with 2% OP + DM in a ratio of 1 : 4 (w : w), significantly increased (by a factor of 1...
September 15, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914528/inhibition-of-human-and-rat-sucrase-and-maltase-activities-to-assess-anti-glycemic-potential-optimisation-of-the-assay-using-acarbose-and-polyphenols
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Alison Pyner, Hilda Nyambe-Silavwe, Gary Williamson
We have optimised the assays used to measure inhibition of rat and human α-glucosidases (sucrase and maltase activities), intestinal enzymes which catalyse the final steps of carbohydrate digestion. Cell-free extracts from fully differentiated intestinal Caco-2/TC7 monolayers were shown to be a suitable source of sucrase-isomaltase, with the same sequence as human small intestine, and were compared to a rat intestinal extract. The kinetic conditions of the assay were optimised, including comparison of enzymatic and chromatographic methods to detect the monosaccharide products...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912088/sip-and-spit-or-sip-and-swallow-choice-of-method-differentially-alters-taste-intensity-estimates-across-stimuli
#9
Cordelia A Running, John E Hayes
While the myth of the tongue map has been consistently and repeatedly debunked in controlled studies, evidence for regional differences in suprathreshold intensity has been noted by multiple research groups. Given differences in physiology between the anterior and posterior tongue (fungiform versus foliate and circumvallate papillae) and differences in total area stimulated (anterior only versus whole tongue, pharynx, and epiglottis), small methodological changes (sip and spit versus sip and swallow) have the potential to substantially influence data...
September 11, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904061/a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-green-tea-extract-supplementation-and-mammographic-density-in-postmenopausal-women-at-increased-risk-of-breast-cancer
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Hamed Samavat, Giske Ursin, Tim H Emory, Eunjung Lee, Renwei Wang, Carolyn J Torkelson, Allison M Dostal, Karen Swenson, Chap T Le, Chung S Yang, Mimi C Yu, Douglas Yee, Anna H Wu, Jian-Min Yuan, Mindy S Kurzer
Epidemiological and animal studies suggest a protective role of green tea against breast cancer. However the underlying mechanism is not understood. We conducted a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled phase II clinical trial to investigate whether supplementation with green tea extract (GTE) modifies mammographic density (MD), as a potential mechanism, involving 1,075 healthy postmenopausal women. Women assigned to the treatment arm consumed daily 4 decaffeinated GTE capsules containing 1315 mg total catechins including 843 mg epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) for 12 months...
September 13, 2017: Cancer Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903731/phytochemical-rich-foods-inhibit-the-growth-of-pathogenic-trichomonads
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Sabrina M Noritake, Jenny Liu, Sierra Kanetake, Carol E Levin, Christina Tam, Luisa W Cheng, Kirkwood M Land, Mendel Friedman
BACKGROUND: Plants produce secondary metabolites that often possess widespread bioactivity, and are then known as phytochemicals. We previously determined that several phytochemical-rich food-derived preparations were active against pathogenic foodborne bacteria. Trichomonads produce disease (trichomoniasis) in humans and in certain animals. Trichomonads are increasingly becoming resistant to conventional modes of treatment. It is of interest to test bioactive, natural compounds for efficacy against these pathogens...
September 13, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901409/epigallocatechin%C3%A2-3%C3%A2-gallate-protects-from-high-glucose-induced-podocyte-apoptosis-via-suppressing-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress
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Chunhong Xiang, Xiaoyan Xiao, Bei Jiang, Mengkun Zhou, Yidan Zhang, Hui Li, Zhao Hu
Podocytes serve a critical role in the development of many glomerular diseases, including diabetic nephropathy (DN). Epigallocatechin‑3‑gallate (EGCG), a predominant polyphenolic component of green tea, has indicated its therapeutic effects in diabetes. In the present study, mouse podocyte cells were cultured in vitro, cell injury was induced by high glucose, and the protective effect of EGCG on cell proliferation and apoptosis and the underlying mechanisms were investigated. The results demonstrated that high glucose significantly inhibited cell proliferation after 48 and 72 h compared with normal glucose and mannitol treatment...
August 29, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899730/a-green-tea-polyphenol-epigallocatechin-3-gallate-enhances-neuroregeneration-after-spinal-cord-injury-by-altering-levels-of-inflammatory-cytokines
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Lucia Machova Urdzikova, Jiri Ruzicka, Kristyna Karova, Anna Kloudova, Barbora Svobodova, Anubhav Amin, Jana Dubisova, Meic Schmidt, Sarka Kubinova, Meena Jhanwar-Uniyal, Pavla Jendelova
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a debilitating condition which is characterized by an extended secondary injury due to the presence of inflammatory local milieu. Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) appears to possess strong neuroprotective properties. Here, we evaluated the beneficial effect of EGCG on recovery from SCI. Male Wistar rats were given either EGCG or saline directly to the injured spinal cord and thereafter a daily IP injection. Behavior recovery was monitored by BBB, plantar, rotarod and flat-beam tests...
September 9, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899506/green-tea-effects-on-cognition-mood-and-human-brain-function-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Edele Mancini, Christoph Beglinger, Jürgen Drewe, Davide Zanchi, Undine E Lang, Stefan Borgwardt
BACKGROUND: Green tea (Camellia sinensis) is a beverage consumed for thousands of years. Numerous claims about the benefits of its consumption were stated and investigated. As green tea is experiencing a surge in popularity in Western culture and as millions of people all over the world drink it every day, it is relevant to understand its effects on the human brain. PURPOSE: To assess the current state of knowledge in the literature regarding the effects of green tea or green tea extracts, l-theanine and epigallocatechin gallate both components of green tea-on general neuropsychology, on the sub-category cognition and on brain functions in humans...
October 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895793/food-stabilizing-antioxidants-increase-nutrient-bioavailability-in-the-in-vitro-model
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Magdalena Mika, Agnieszka Wikiera, Anna Antończyk, Maja Grabacka
OBJECTIVE: We investigated whether antioxidants may enhance bioavailability of lipids and carbohydrates and therefore increase the risk of obesity development. METHODS: We tested how supplementation with antioxidants (0.01% butylated hydroxytoluene [BHT], α-tocopherol, and green tea catechins) of a diet containing butter and wheat bread affects bioavailability of fats and carbohydrates. The absorption of the in vitro digested diet was estimated in the intestinal epithelia model of the Caco-2 cells cultured in Transwell chambers...
September 12, 2017: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895389/study-of-nutritional-value-of-dried-tea-leaves-and-infusions-of-black-green-and-white-teas-from-chinese-plantations
#16
Maria Czernicka, Grzegorz Zaguła, Marcin Bajcar, Bogdan Saletnik, Czesław Puchalski
Background: The processing of tea leaves determines the contents of bioactive ingredients, hence it should be expected that each variety of tea, black, red or green, will represent a different package of compounds of physiological importance. Taste and aroma, as well as price and brand are the main factors impacting consumers’ preferences with regard to tea of their choice; on the other hand consumers less frequently pay attention to the chemical composition and nutritional value of tea...
2017: Roczniki Państwowego Zakładu Higieny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894753/evaluation-of-epigallocatechin-3-gallate-modified-collagen-membrane-and-concerns-on-schwann-cells
#17
Chenyu Chu, Jia Deng, Cong Cao, Yi Man, Yili Qu
Collagen is an essential component of the extracellular matrix (ECM) and is a suitable material for nerve repair during tissue remodeling for fracture repair. Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), an extract of green tea, shows various biological activities that are beneficial to nerve repair. Here, we developed modified collagen containing different concentrations of EGCG (0.0064%, 0.064%, and 0.64%, resp.) to induce Schwann cell proliferation and differentiation. Cell Counting Kit-8 test, live/dead assay, and SEM showed that collagen cross-linked by EGCG induced Schwann cell proliferation...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893250/association-between-dietary-patterns-and-cognitive-function-among-70-year-old-japanese-elderly-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-the-sonic-study
#18
Hitomi Okubo, Hiroki Inagaki, Yasuyuki Gondo, Kei Kamide, Kazunori Ikebe, Yukie Masui, Yasumichi Arai, Tatsuro Ishizaki, Satoshi Sasaki, Takeshi Nakagawa, Mai Kabayama, Ken Sugimoto, Hiromi Rakugi, Yoshinobu Maeda
BACKGROUND: An increasing number of studies in Western countries have shown that healthy dietary patterns may have a protective effect against cognitive decline and dementia. However, information on this relationship among non-Western populations with different cultural settings is extremely limited. We aim to examine the relationship between dietary patterns and cognitive function among older Japanese people. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 635 community-dwelling people aged 69-71 years who participated in the prospective cohort study titled Septuagenarians, Octogenarians, Nonagenarians Investigation with Centenarians (SONIC)...
September 11, 2017: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891395/effects-of-catechins-and-caffeine-on-the-development-of-atherosclerosis-in-mice
#19
Litong Liu, Izumi Nagai, Ying Gao, Yoshibumi Matsushima, Yoshichika Kawai, Kazutoshi Sayama
Atherosclerosis is one of the diseases related to metabolic syndrome which is caused by obesity. Previous reports have shown that green tea and its components have anti-obesity effect. We examined whether catechins and caffeine can prevent the development of atherosclerosis by oral administration, singly or in combination to the atherosclerosis model mice. Results demonstrated that the number of atherosclerotic regions in the aorta was significantly reduced by the combined treatment, and the atherosclerotic area was also improved...
September 11, 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891114/blood-brain-barrier-permeability-of-green-tea-catechin-metabolites-and-their-neuritogenic-activity-in-human-neuroblastoma-sh-sy5y-cells
#20
Keiko Unno, Monira Pervin, Aimi Nakagawa, Kazuaki Iguchi, Aya Hara, Akiko Takagaki, Fumio Nanjo, Akira Minami, Yoriyuki Nakamura
SCOPE: To understand the mechanism by which green tea lowers the risk of dementia, focus was placed on the metabolites of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), the most abundant catechin in green tea. Much of orally ingested EGCG is hydrolyzed to epigallocatechin (EGC) and gallic acid. In rats, EGC is then metabolized mainly to 5-(3', 5'-dihydroxyphenyl)-γ-valerolactone (EGC-M5) and its conjugated forms, which are distributed to various tissues. Therefore, we examined the permeability of these metabolites into the blood-brain barrier (BBB), and nerve cell proliferation/differentiation in vitro...
September 11, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
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