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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542606/what-is-in-your-cup-of-tea-dna-verity-test-to-characterize-black-and-green-commercial-teas
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Olga De Castro, Maria Comparone, Antonietta Di Maio, Emanuele Del Guacchio, Bruno Menale, Jacopo Troisi, Francesco Aliberti, Marco Trifuoggi, Marco Guida
In this study, we used several molecular techniques to develop a fast and reliable protocol (DNA Verity Test, DVT) for the characterization and confirmation of the species or taxa present in herbal infusions. As a model plant for this protocol, Camellia sinensis, a traditional tea plant, was selected due to the following reasons: its historical popularity as a (healthy) beverage, its high selling value, the importation of barely recognizable raw product (i.e., crushed), and the scarcity of studies concerning adulterants or contamination...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540171/flavanols-from-the-camellia-sinensis-var-assamica-and-their-hypoglycemic-and-hypolipidemic-activities
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Xin Wang, Quan Liu, Hongbo Zhu, Hongqing Wang, Jie Kang, Zhufang Shen, Ruoyun Chen
α-Glucosidase and lipase inhibitors play important roles in the treatment of hyperglycaemia and dyslipidemia. To identify novel naturally occurring inhibitors, a bioactivity-guided phytochemical research was performed on the pu-erh tea. One new flavanol, named (-)-epicatechin-3-O-(Z)-coumarate (1), and 16 known analogs (2-17) were isolated from the aqueous extract of the pu-erh tea. Their structures were determined by spectroscopic and chemical methods. Furthermore, the water extract of pu-erh tea and its fractions exhibited inhibitory activities against α-glucosidases and lipases in vitro; compound 15 showed moderate inhibitory effect against sucrase with an IC50 value of 32...
May 2017: Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530581/metabolic-phenotyping-of-various-tea-camellia-sinensis-l-cultivars-and-understanding-of-their-intrinsic-metabolism
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Hyang-Gi Ji, Yeong-Ran Lee, Min-Seuk Lee, Kyeong Hwan Hwang, Eun-Hee Kim, Jun Seong Park, Young-Shick Hong
Recently, we selected three tea (Camellia sinensis) cultivars that are rich in taste, epigallocatechin-3-O-gallate (EGCG) and epigallocatechin-3-O-(3-O-methyl)-gallate (EGCG3″Me) and then cultivated them through asexual propagation by cutting in the same region. In the present study, proton nuclear magnetic resonance ((1)H NMR)-based metabolomics was applied to characterize the metabotype and to understand the metabolic mechanism of these tea cultivars including wild type tea. Of the tea leaf metabolite variations, reverse associations of amino acid metabolism with catechin compound metabolism were found in the rich-taste, and EGCG- and EGCG3″Me-rich tea cultivars...
October 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528101/functional-characterizations-of-%C3%AE-glucosidases-involved-in-aroma-compound-formation-in-tea-camellia-sinensis
#4
Ying Zhou, Lanting Zeng, Jiadong Gui, Yinyin Liao, Jianlong Li, Jingchi Tang, Qing Meng, Fang Dong, Ziyin Yang
Tea (Camellia sinensis) aroma is an important factor affecting tea quality. Many tea aroma compounds are present as glycosidically conjugated forms in tea leaves, and can be hydrolyzed by β-glucosidase (β-Glu) and β-primeverosidase to release free tea aromas. β-Primeverosidase has been identified and functionally characterized, while β-Glu has not been identified in tea leaves. In the present study, we established a yeast expression system to recombine CsGH1BG1, CsGH3BG1, and CsGH5BG1, which belonged to GH1, GH3, and GH5 families in plants, respectively...
June 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520776/proteomic-analysis-of-tea-plants-camellia-sinensis-with-purple-young-shoots-during-leaf-development
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Qiongqiong Zhou, Zhidan Chen, Jinwook Lee, Xinghui Li, Weijiang Sun
Tea products made from purple leaves are highly preferred by consumers due to the health benefits. This study developed a proteome reference map related to color changes during leaf growth in tea (Camellia sinensis) plant with purple young shoots using two-dimensional electrophoresis (2-DE). Forty-six differentially expressed proteins were detected in the gel and successfully identified by using MALDI-TOF/TOF-MS. The pronounced changes in the proteomic profile between tender purple leaves (TPL) and mature green leaves (MGL) included: 1) the lower activity of proteins associated with CO2 assimilation, energy metabolism and photo flux efficiency and higher content of anthocyanins in TPL than those in MGL may protect tender leaves against photo-damage; 2) the higher abundance of chalcone synthase (CHS), chalcone isomerase (CHI) and flavonol synthase (FLS) likely contributes to the synthesis of anthocyanins, catechins and flavonols in TPL tissues; 3) higher abundance of stress response proteins, such as glutathione S-transferases (GST) and phospholipid hydroperoxide glutathione peroxidase (PHGPx), could enhance the tolerance of TPL tissues to adverse condition in; and 4) the increased abundance of proteins related to protein synthesis, nucleic acids and cell wall proteins should be beneficial for the proliferation and expansion of leaf cell in TPL tissues...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511005/characterization-of-l-theanine-excitatory-actions-on-hippocampal-neurons-towards-the-generation-of-novel-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-modulators-based-on-its-backbone
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Fatiha Sebih, Matthieu Rousset, Salima Bellahouel, Marc Rolland, Marie Celeste de Jesus Ferreira, Janique Guiramand, Catherine Cohen-Solal, Gérard Barbanel, Thierry Cens, Mohammed Abouazza, Adrien Tassou, Maud Gratuze, Céline Meunier, Pierre Charnet, Michel Vignes, Valérie Rolland
L-Theanine (or L-γ-N-ethyl-glutamine) is the major amino acid found in Camellia sinensis. It has received much attention because of its pleiotropic physiological and pharmacological activities leading to health benefits in humans, especially. We describe here a new, easy, efficient and environmentally-friendly chemical synthesis of L-Theanine and L-γ-N-propyl-Gln and their corresponding D isomers. L-Theanine, and its derivatives obtained so far, exhibited partial co-agonistic action at N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors, with no detectable agonist effect at other glutamate receptors, on cultured hippocampal neurons...
May 16, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510251/short-term-effects-of-green-tea-chronotherapy-on-the-metabolic-homeostasis-of-mice-on-different-diets
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R P Amorim, I P Daher, F P D Arcangelo, M F Bellini, W A Orcini, G R Sarria, R L Peruquetti
Biological rhythms can be defined as changes in physiological or behavioral variables that repeat at certain time intervals. Rhythms that last approximately 24 h are referred to as circadian rhythms. Modern lifestyles have drastically affected human habits, as well as the population's eating habits. These changes have generated an epidemic of metabolic syndromes, such as obesity and diabetes. In an attempt to combat obesity, populations have attempted to use many different herbal remedies and plant-based drugs, the most common of which is Camellia sinensis, or green tea...
May 10, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509991/camellia-sinensis-increased-apoptosis-on-u2os-osteosarcoma-cells-and-wound-healing-potential-on-nih3t3-fibroblast-cells
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Sinem Er, Miriş Dikmen
Camellia sinensis (Cs) is a plant which is rich in polyphenols and has antioxidant, antiinflammatory, antimutagenic, anticarcinogenic and antibacterial activities. In this study, two different methanol extracts (Cs-I and Cs-II) were prepared from the leaf of C. sinensis in order to investigate the wound healing and anticancer activities. Total phenolic content and antioxidant activity of the extracts were determined. Wound healing effects of Cs extracts were evaluated by using Masson's Trichrome Tecnique on NIH3T3 fibroblast cells...
May 16, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500349/quantitative-succinyl-proteome-profiling-of-camellia-sinensis-cv-anji-baicha-during-periodic-albinism
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Yan-Xia Xu, Chen-Jia Shen, Jian-Qiang Ma, Wei Chen, Juan Mao, Yan-Yan Zhou, Liang Chen
Lysine succinylation is a novel dynamic and evolutionarily conserved post-translational modification (PTM) that regulates various biological processes. 'Anji Baicha' is an albino tea variety that exhibits temperature-based variability of leaf colour and amino acid concentrations. However, the mechanism underlying albinism in 'Anji Baicha' has not been investigated at the level of succinylation. Here, we identify 3530 lysine succinylation sites mapped to 2132 proteins in 'Anji Baicha', representing the first extensive data on the lysine succinylome in the tea plant...
May 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495625/nickel-nanoparticle-synthesis-using-camellia-sinensis-as-reducing-and-capping-agent-growth-mechanism-and-photo-catalytic-activity-evaluation
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Ismat Bibi, Shagufta Kamal, Adeel Ahmed, Munawar Iqbal, Shazia Nouren, Kashif Jilani, Nosheen Nazar, Muhammad Amir, Ansar Abbas, Sadia Ata, Farzana Majid
Recently, the biogenic synthesis of nanoparticle attracted the attention of scientific community due to its simplicity, ease and eco-friendly nature. In the present study, Camellia Sinensis (C. Sinensis) leaves extract was employed for the synthesis of nickel nanoparticles (NiNPs). The fabricated NiNPs were characterized by Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and Energy-dispersive X-ray (EDX), magnetic properties and X-ray diffraction techniques. The photocatalytic activity (PCA) was evaluated by degrading crystal violet (CV) dye...
May 8, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490757/transcriptome-and-metabolite-analysis-identifies-nitrogen-utilization-genes-in-tea-plant-camellia-sinensis
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Wei Li, Fen Xiang, Micai Zhong, Lingyun Zhou, Hongyan Liu, Saijun Li, Xuewen Wang
Applied nitrogen (N) fertilizer significantly increases the leaf yield. However, most N is not utilized by the plant, negatively impacting the environment. To date, little is known regarding N utilization genes and mechanisms in the leaf production. To understand this, we investigated transcriptomes using RNA-seq and amino acid levels with N treatment in tea (Camellia sinensis), the most popular beverage crop. We identified 196 and 29 common differentially expressed genes in roots and leaves, respectively, in response to ammonium in two tea varieties...
May 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488192/effects-of-dietary-green-tea-camellia-sinensis-l-supplementation-on-growth-performance-lipid-metabolism-and-antioxidant-status-in-a-sturgeon-hybrid-of-sterlet-huso-huso-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A3-%C3%A2-acipenser-ruthenus-%C3%A2-fed-oxidized-fish-oil
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Soleiman Hasanpour, Amir Parviz Salati, Bahram Falahatkar, Hamid Mohammadi Azarm
Lipid content of diet is very susceptible to oxidation, especially when stored for a long time, so for evaluating protective effects of green tea in fish received oxidized oil, this study was done. Lipid content of diet was replaced by oxidized fish oil (OFO) in 0, 50, and 100%. Green tea extract (GTE) was added to diet in three levels, 0, 5, and 100 mg/kg giving a total of nine experimental diets. Two hundred and seventy sturgeon hybrid of Sterlet (Huso huso ♀ × Acipenser ruthenus ♂) with initial weight of 212...
May 10, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482335/nitric-oxide-mediates-brassinosteroid-induced-flavonoid-biosynthesis-in-camellia-sinensis-l
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Xin Li, Lan Zhang, Golam Jalal Ahammed, Zhi-Xin Li, Ji-Peng Wei, Chen Shen, Peng Yan, Li-Ping Zhang, Wen-Yan Han
Flavonoids are one of the key secondary metabolites determining the quality of tea. Although exogenous brassinosteroid (BR), a steroidal plant hormone, can stimulate polyphenol biosynthesis in tea plants (Camellia sinensis L.), the relevance of endogenous BR in flavonoid accumulation and the underlying mechanisms remain largely unknown. Here we show that BR enhances flavonoid concentration in tea leaves by inducing an increase in the endogenous concentration of nitric oxide (NO). Notably, exogenous BR increased levels of flavonoids as well as NO in a concentration dependent manner, while suppression of BR levels by an inhibitor of BR biosynthesis, brassinazole (BRz), decreased the concentrations of both flavonoids and NO in tea leaves...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479696/probable-benefits-of-green-tea-with-genetic-implications
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Kavita Singhal, Neerja Raj, Khushboo Gupta, Saurabh Singh
Tea is produced from the Camellia sinensis plant and can generally be divided into categories based on how they are processed. In general, green tea that is unfermented C. sinensis has been considered superior to black tea in health benefits. It contains a unique set of catechins that possess biological activity as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antiproliferative, which is potentially significant to the prevention and treatment of various forms of diseases. Oral cavity oxidative stress and inflammation, consequent cigarettes due to nicotine and acrolein, may be reduced in the presence of green tea polyphenols...
January 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473262/the-tea-tree-genome-provides-insights-into-tea-flavor-and-independent-evolution-of-caffeine-biosynthesis
#15
En-Hua Xia, Hai-Bin Zhang, Jun Sheng, Kui Li, Qun-Jie Zhang, Changhoon Kim, Yun Zhang, Yuan Liu, Ting Zhu, Wei Li, Hui Huang, Yan Tong, Hong Nan, Cong Shi, Chao Shi, Jian-Jun Jiang, Shu-Yan Mao, Jun-Ying Jiao, Dan Zhang, Yuan Zhao, You-Jie Zhao, Li-Ping Zhang, Yun-Long Liu, Ben-Ying Liu, Yue Yu, Sheng-Fu Shao, De-Jiang Ni, Evan E Eichler, Li-Zhi Gao
Tea is the world's oldest and most popular caffeine-containing beverage with immense economic, medicinal, and cultural importance. Here, we present the first high-quality nucleotide sequence of the repeat-rich (80.9%), 3.02-Gb genome of the cultivated tea tree Camellia sinensis. We show that an extraordinarily large genome size of tea tree is resulted from the slow, steady, and long-term amplification of a few LTR retrotransposon families. In addition to a recent whole-genome duplication event, lineage-specific expansions of genes associated with flavonoid metabolic biosynthesis were discovered, which enhance catechin production, terpene enzyme activation, and stress tolerance, important features for tea flavor and adaptation...
April 29, 2017: Molecular Plant
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465816/breast-cancer-chemopreventive-and-chemotherapeutic-effects-of-camellia-sinensis-green-tea-an-updated-review
#16
REVIEW
Mahmoud Rafieian-Kopaei, Mino Movahedi
INTRODUCTION: Camellia sinensis belongs to the plant family of Theaceae, native to East Asia, the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia, but naturalized in many parts of the world. The aim of this study was to overview its anti-breast cancer chemopreventive and chemotherapeutic effects. This review article is aimed to overview breast cancer chemopreventive and chemotherapeutic effects of Camellia sinensis (green tea). METHODS: This review article was carried out by searching studies in PubMed, Medline, Web of Science, and IranMedex databases...
February 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465087/supplementation-with-different-teas-from-camellia-sinensis-prevents-memory-deficits-and-hippocampus-oxidative-stress-in-ischemia-reperfusion
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Alexandre Martins, Helen L Schimidt, Alexandre Garcia, Caroline Dalla Colletta Altermann, Francielli W Santos, Felipe P Carpes, Weber Cláudio da Silva, Pâmela B Mello-Carpes
Memory and cognition impairments resultant of ischemic stroke could be minimized or avoided by antioxidant supplementation. In this regard, the neuroprotective potential of Green tea from Camellia sinensis has been investigated. However, there is a lack of information regarding the neuroprotective potential of others teas processed from the Camellia sinensis. Here we investigate the neuroprotective role of green, red, white and black tea on memory deficits and brain oxidative stress in a model of ischemic stroke in rats...
April 29, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458678/comprehensive-transcriptome-analyses-reveal-differential-gene-expression-profiles-of-camellia-sinensis-axillary-buds-at-para-endo-ecodormancy-and-bud-flush-stages
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Xinyuan Hao, Yajun Yang, Chuan Yue, Lu Wang, David P Horvath, Xinchao Wang
Winter dormancy is an important biological feature for tea plant to survive cold winters, and it also affects the economic output of tea plant, one of the few woody plants in the world whose leaves are harvested and one of the few non-conifer evergreen species with characterized dormancies. To discover the bud dormancy regulation mechanism of tea plant in winter, we analyzed the global gene expression profiles of axillary buds at the paradormancy, endodormancy, ecodormancy, and bud flush stages by RNA-Seq analysis...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457091/corneal-staining-and-hot-black-tea-compresses
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Asaf Achiron, Yael Birger, Lily Karmona, Haggay Avizemer, Elisha Bartov, Zvia Burgansky-Eliash, Yocheved Rahamim
BACKGROUND: Warm compresses are widely touted as an effective treatment for ocular surface disorders. Black tea compresses are a common household remedy, although there is no evidence in the medical literature proving their effect and their use may lead to harmful side effects. OBJECTIVES: To describe a case in which the application of black tea to an eye with a corneal epithelial defect led to anterior stromal discoloration; evaluate the prevalence of hot tea compress use; and analyze, in vitro, the discoloring effect of tea compresses on a model of a porcine eye...
March 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455764/heterologous-expression-of-three-camellia-sinensis-small-heat-shock-protein-genes-confers-temperature-stress-tolerance-in-yeast-and-arabidopsis-thaliana
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Mingle Wang, Zhongwei Zou, Qinghui Li, Huahong Xin, Xujun Zhu, Xuan Chen, Xinghui Li
CsHSP17.7, CsHSP18.1, and CsHSP21.8 expressions are induced by heat and cold stresses, and CsHSP overexpression confers tolerance to heat and cold stresses in transgenic Pichia pastoris and Arabidopsis thaliana. Small heat shock proteins (sHSPs) are crucial for protecting plants against biotic and abiotic stresses, especially heat stress. However, knowledge concerning the functions of Camellia sinensis sHSP in heat and cold stresses remains poorly understood. In this study, three C. sinensis sHSP genes (i.e...
April 28, 2017: Plant Cell Reports
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