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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223130/antitumor-and-antimetastatic-activities-of-rhamnogalacturonan-ii-type-polysaccharide-isolated-from-mature-leaves-of-green-tea-via-activation-of-macrophages-and-natural-killer-cells
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Hye-Ryung Park, Dahyun Hwang, Hyung-Joo Suh, Kwang-Won Yu, Tae Young Kim, Kwang-Soon Shin
To investigate the antitumor and antimetastatic polysaccharide from the mature leaves of green tea, GTE-II was purified using size exclusion chromatography. GTE-II consisted of 15 different sugars including rarely observed sugars such as 2-O-methyl-fucose, 2-O-methyl-xylose, apiose, aceric acid, 3-deoxy-D-manno-2-octulosonic acid, and 3-deoxy-D-lyxo-2-heptulosaric acid, which were characteristic of pectic polysaccharide rhamnogalacturonan-II. Treatment of peritoneal macrophages with GTE-II not only increased interleukin (IL)-6 and IL-12 production, but also had significantly increased tumoricidal activity against Yac-1 tumor cells than those obtained from untreated mice...
February 13, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222328/effects-of-cooking-methods-and-tea-marinades-on-the-formation-of-benzo-a-pyrene-in-grilled-pork-belly-samgyeopsal
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Keun-Cheol Park, HeeSoo Pyo, WooSeok Kim, Ki Sun Yoon
We investigated the effects of different grilling tools, temperatures, and tea marinades on the formation of benzo[a]pyrene in grilled pork belly as well as the antioxidant capacities of tea marinades. The least amount of benzo[a]pyrene was detected in modified charcoal-grilled pork belly (1.28μg/kg). The highest risk factors for the formation of benzo[a]pyrene are direct contact with flames and fat excess on the heating source. A modified charcoal grill can be used as an alternative grilling tool to meet consumer needs for safety and taste...
February 14, 2017: Meat Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221885/antibacterial-and-antiadhesive-activities-of-extracts-from-edible-plants-against-soft-drink-spoilage-by-asaia-spp
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Hubert Antolak, Agata Czyzowska, Dorota Kregiel
This study was conducted to investigate the antibacterial and antiadhesive activities of ethanol extracts from five edible plant parts: cinnamon bark ( Cinnamomum zeylanicum ), licorice root ( Glycyrrhiza radix ), nettle leaves ( Urtica dioica ), green tea leaves ( Camellia sinensis ), and elderberry flowers ( Sambucus nigra ). The chemical constituents of the extracts were identified using high-performance liquid chromatography and liquid chromatography plus mass spectrometry. Six strains of Asaia lannensis and Asaia bogorensis bacteria isolated from spoiled commercial fruit-flavored noncarbonated mineral water were used...
January 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216091/enantiomeric-and-quantitative-analysis-of-volatile-terpenoids-in-different-teas-camellia-sinensis
#4
Yin Zhu, Chen-Yang Shao, Hai-Peng Lv, Yue Zhang, Wei-Dong Dai, Li Guo, Jun-Feng Tan, Qun-Hua Peng, Zhi Lin
Volatile terpenoids play important roles in the formation of tea aroma quality due to their pleasant scents and low odor thresholds. Most volatile terpenoids contain stereogenic centers, which results in various stereo distributions of their enantiomers and diastereoisomers in different types of tea. However, the distribution characteristics of terpenoid enantiomers in teas were still unclear, which poses an obstacle to the scientific understanding of tea aroma. In this work, a new and efficient analysis approach based on headspace solid phase microextraction (HS-SPME)-chiral gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) was established to analyze 12 pairs of familiar terpenoid enantiomers in different teas...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209333/green-tea-extracts-for-the-prevention-of-metachronous-colorectal-polyps-among-patients-who-underwent-endoscopic-removal-of-colorectal-adenomas-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Cheol Min Shin, Dong Ho Lee, A Young Seo, Hyun Joo Lee, Seong Beom Kim, Woo-Chan Son, Young Kyung Kim, Sang Jun Lee, Sung-Hee Park, Nayoung Kim, Young Soo Park, Hyuk Yoon
OBJECTIVES: To determine the preventive effect of green tea extract (GTE) supplements on metachronous colorectal adenoma and cancer in the Korean population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred seventy-six subjects (88 per each group) who had undergone complete removal of colorectal adenomas by endoscopic polypectomy were enrolled. They were randomized into 2 groups: supplementation group (0.9 g GTE per day for 12 months) or control group without GTE supplementation...
January 29, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209019/efficacy-of-specific-plant-products-on-microorganisms-causing-dental-caries
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M Rajini Kanth, A Ravi Prakash, G Sreenath, Vikram Simha Reddy, S Huldah
INTRODUCTION: Dental caries and periodontal diseases are the most common oral diseases seen globally, both in developed and developing countries. Oral microorganisms that is gram positive and gram negative bacteria are known to be involved in causation of these diseases. Nowadays commercially available dentrifices and mouth rinses are known to contain ingredients that can alter the oral microbial flora and have undesirable side effects such as vomiting, diarrhoea, disarrangement of oral, intestinal flora and tooth staining...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192609/effect-of-vitamin-d3-fortification-and-saskatoon-berry-syrup-addition-on-the-flavor-profile-acceptability-and-antioxidant-properties-of-rooibos-tea-aspalathus-linearis
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Jennifer Grant, Donna Ryland, Cara K Isaak, Suvira Prashar, Yaw L Siow, Carla G Taylor, Michel Aliani
The unique characteristics and healthful reputation of caffeine-free rooibos tea (RT) make it an ideal carrier for vitamin D3 supplementation, and a potential base for the addition of Saskatoon berry syrup (SBS), a natural flavor additive. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of vitamin D3 fortification and SBS addition on the flavor profile, consumer acceptability, and antioxidant properties of RT. Six formulations (RT, RT with SBS, RT with SBS and vitamin D3 , RT with vitamin D3 , green tea [GT], and GT with SBS) were evaluated by 12 trained panelists and 114 consumers...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191529/the-green-tea-polyphenol-epigallocatechin-3-gallate-and-its-beneficial-roles-in-chronic-kidney-disease
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Hui Bao, Ai Peng
Chronic kidney disease (CKD), a condition that affects around 10% of the population, has become a significant public health concern. Current therapeutic strategies to slow down the progression of CKD remain limited. Thus, it is urgent to develop new strategies to manage the patients with CKD. Work within the past decade has improved our understanding of the mechanisms contributing to CKD. In particular, oxidative stress as well as inflammation appears to play a pivotal role in CKD progression. ()-Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), the major catechin of green tea extract, is known as a powerful antioxidant and reactive oxygen species scavenger...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190352/polyphenol-interactions-mitigate-the-immunogenicity-and-allergenicity-of-gliadins
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Maxime Perot, Roberta Lupi, Sylvain Guyot, Carine Delayre-Orthez, Pascale Gadonna-Widehem, Jean-Yves Thebaudin, Marie Bodinier, Colette Larre
Wheat allergy is an IgE-mediated disorder. Polyphenols, which are known to interact with certain proteins, could be used to reduce allergic reactions. In this study, we screened several polyphenol sources for their ability to interact with gliadins, mask epitopes and impact basophil degranulation. Polyphenol extracts from artichoke leaves, cranberries, apples and green tea leaves were examined. Of these extracts, the first three formed insoluble complexes with gliadins. Only the cranberry and apple extracts masked epitopes in dot blot assays using anti-gliadin IgG and IgE antibodies from patients with wheat allergies...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189030/does-green-tea-consumption-improve-the-salivary-antioxidant-status-of-smokers
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Somayyeh Azimi, Zahra Mansouri, Sedigheh Bakhtiari, Marc Tennant, Estie Kruger, Masoumeh Rajabibazl, Azam Daraei
OBJECTIVE: 
Considering the higher rate of oral cancer, and reduction in salivary antioxidants in smokers as indicated in previous studies, antioxidant- containing nutrients such as green tea, seem to be beneficial in counteracting against oxidative stress in this group. This study assessed the salivary total antioxidant alteration in smokers compared to nonsmokers, after short-tem (7days) and long-term (3 weeks), green tea drinking. DESIGN: In this experimental study, 20 volunteer moderate-to-heavy male smokers, and 20 matched healthy non-smokers were selected to participate, according to the inclusion criteria...
February 3, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188617/guayusa-ilex-guayusa-l-new-tea-phenolic-and-carotenoid-composition-and-antioxidant-capacity
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Almudena García-Ruiz, Nieves Baenas, Ana M Benítez-González, Carla M Stinco, Antonio J Meléndez-Martínez, Diego A Moreno, Jenny Ruales
BACKGROUND: Guayusa (Ilex guayusa Loes) is an evergreen tree native of South America that grows particularly in the upper Amazon region of Ecuador. For its health benefits, it has been cultivated and consumed since ancient time by Amazon indigenous tribes. RESULTS: A total of 14 phenolic compounds were identified and quantified. Chlorogenic acid and quercetin-3-O-hexose were the main representatives of the hydroxycinnamic acids and flavonols, respectively. Five carotenoids were identified, showing lutein the highest concentration...
February 11, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186133/green-tea-polyphenol-tailors-cell-adhesivity-of-rgd-displaying-surfaces-multicomponent-models-monitored-optically
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Beatrix Peter, Eniko Farkas, Eniko Forgacs, Andras Saftics, Boglarka Kovacs, Sandor Kurunczi, Inna Szekacs, Antal Csampai, Szilvia Bosze, Robert Horvath
The interaction of the anti-adhesive coating, poly(L-lysine)-graft-poly(ethylene glycol) (PLL-g-PEG) and its Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD) functionalized form, PLL-g-PEG-RGD, with the green tea polyphenol, epigallocatechin-gallate (EGCg) was in situ monitored. After, the kinetics of cellular adhesion on the EGCg exposed coatings were recorded in real-time. The employed plate-based waveguide biosensor is applicable to monitor small molecule binding and sensitive to sub-nanometer scale changes in cell membrane position and cell mass distribution; while detecting the signals of thousands of adhering cells...
February 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186123/a-novel-ecg-analog-4-s-2-4-6-trimethylthiobenzyl-epigallocatechin-gallate-selectively-induces-apoptosis-of-b16-f10-melanoma-via-activation-of-autophagy-and-ros
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Jing Xie, Ju-Ping Yun, Ya-Nan Yang, Fang Hua, Xiao-Wei Zhang, Heng Lin, Xiao-Xi Lv, Ke Li, Pei-Cheng Zhang, Zhuo-Wei Hu
Autophagy-induced cancer cell death has become a novel strategy for the development of cancer therapeutic drugs. Numerous studies have indicated that green tea polyphenols induce both autophagy and apoptosis in a variety of cancer cells. Here, we synthesized a series of green tea polyphenol analogues, among which JP8 was shown to potently activate autophagy. JP8 treatment had a stronger effect on apoptosis in B16-F10 melanoma cells than that in normal AML-12 hepatocytes. JP8 selectively resulted in reactive oxygen species (ROS) accumulation in B16-F10 cells, and this effect was associated with corresponding increases in key components of the ER stress-mediated apoptosis pathway...
February 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184158/biological-activity-of-green-synthesized-silver-nanoparticles-depends-on-the-applied-natural-extracts-a-comprehensive-study
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Andrea Rónavári, Dávid Kovács, Nóra Igaz, Csaba Vágvölgyi, Imre Miklós Boros, Zoltán Kónya, Ilona Pfeiffer, Mónika Kiricsi
Due to obvious disadvantages of the classical chemical methods, green synthesis of metallic nanoparticles has attracted tremendous attention in recent years. Numerous environmentally benign synthesis methods have been developed yielding nanoparticles via low-cost, eco-friendly, and simple approaches. In this study, our aim was to determine the suitability of coffee and green tea extracts in green synthesis of silver nanoparticles as well as to compare the performance of the obtained materials in different biological systems...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183644/facile-preparation-of-poly-methylene-blue-modified-carbon-paste-electrode-for-the-detection-and-quantification-of-catechin
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G Manasa, Ronald J Mascarenhas, Ashis K Satpati, Ozma J D'Souza, A Dhason
Free radicals are formed as byproducts of metabolism, and are highly unstable due to the presence of unpaired electrons. They readily react with other important cellular components such as DNA causing them damage. Antioxidants such as (+)-catechin (CAT), neutralize free radicals in the blood stream. Hence there is a need for detection and quantification of catechin concentration in various food sources and beverages. Electro-oxidative properties of catechin were investigated using cyclic voltammetry (CV) and differential pulse voltammetry (DPV)...
April 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181675/a-placebo-controlled-double-blinded-randomized-pilot-study-of-combination-phytotherapy-in-biochemically-recurrent-prostate-cancer
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M Diana van Die, Scott G Williams, Jon Emery, Kerry M Bone, Jeremy M G Taylor, Elizabeth Lusk, Marie V Pirotta
BACKGROUND: Men with biochemical recurrence of prostate cancer following local therapies often use natural supplements in an attempt to delay metastases and/or avoid the need for more aggressive treatments with undesirable side-effects. While there is a growing body of research into phytotherapeutic agents in this cohort, with some promising results, as yet no definitive recommendations can be made. This pilot study was undertaken to assess the feasibility of a fully-powered study to examine the effects of this phytotherapeutic intervention (containing turmeric, resveratrol, green tea and broccoli sprouts) on PSA doubling time in men with biochemical recurrence with a moderate PSA rise rate...
February 9, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181408/epigallocatechin-gallate-induces-an-up-regulation-of-ldl-receptor-accompanied-by-a-reduction-of-pcsk9-via-the-annexin-a2-independent-pathway-in-hepg2-cells
#17
Kohei Kitamura, Yudai Okada, Kenji Okada, Yuya Kawaguchi, Satoshi Nagaoka
SCOPE: In animal studies, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), the dominant catechin in green tea, has been shown to improve cholesterol metabolism. However, the molecular mechanisms of EGCG underlying these functions have not been fully understood. In this study, we aimed to clarify the molecular mechanisms of the effect of EGCG on cholesterol metabolism mainly in HepG2 cells. METHODS AND RESULTS: We found that EGCG induced a reduction of the extracellular proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin 9 (PCSK9) level accompanied by an up-regulation of the LDL receptor (LDLR) in HepG2 cells...
February 9, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178749/improving-on-nature-the-role-of-nanomedicine-in-the-development-of-clinical-natural-drugs
#18
Anna Rita Bilia, Vieri Piazzini, Clizia Guccione, Laura Risaliti, Martina Asprea, Giada Capecchi, Maria Camilla Bergonzi
Natural products have been used as a major source of drugs for millennia, and about half of the pharmaceuticals in use today are derived from natural products. However, their efficacy can be limited because of their low hydrophilicity and intrinsic dissolution rate(s), or physical/chemical instability. In addition, they can present scarce absorption, poor pharmacokinetics and bioavailability, scarce biodistribution, first-pass metabolism, trivial penetration and accumulation in the organs of the body, or low targeting efficacy...
February 8, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166993/resveratrol-and-epigallocatechin-3-gallate-addition-to-thawed-boar-sperm-improves-in%C3%A2-vitro-fertilization
#19
B Gadani, D Bucci, M Spinaci, C Tamanini, G Galeati
Thawing is one of the most delicate process after semen cryopreservation as spermatozoa pass from a dormant metabolic stage to a sudden awakening in cellular metabolism. The rapid oxygen utilization leads to an overproduction of reactive oxygen species that can damage sperm cells, thus causing a significant decrease of fertilizing potential of frozen-thawed spermatozoa. Resveratrol (Res) is a natural grape-derived phytoalexin and Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) is the major polyphenol in green tea (Camellia sinensis); both molecules are known to possess high levels of antioxidant activity...
March 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166943/cold-adaptive-thermogenesis-following-consumption-of-certain-pungent-spice-principles-a-validation-study
#20
Chaitanya Pandit, K R Anilakumar
Identifying a means to activate or potentiate thermogenic mechanisms through ingestion of dietary compounds have important implications in cold endurance and survival. Although many reports discuss the thermogenic potential of spices, it is surprising that none of the studies verify whether consumption of spices can improve cold endurance. In this study, we have attempted to evaluate if ingestion of certain spices can activate heat-generating mechanisms in the body such that a fall in. core body temperature (CBT) can be delayed or prevented when faced with a cold challenge...
February 2017: Journal of Thermal Biology
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