Protective effects of tea polyphenols on exhaustive exercise-induced fatigue, inflammation and tissue damage.
Conclusions: This study indicated that tea polyphenols could significantly protect rats from the fatigue, inflammation and tissue damage induced by acute exhaustive exercise. PMID: 28659745 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Food and Nutrition Research)
Source: Food and Nutrition Research - June 30, 2017 Category: Nutrition Authors: Liu L, Wu X, Zhang B, Yang W, Li D, Dong Y, Yin Y, Chen Q Tags: Food Nutr Res Source Type: research

Synthesis, Characterization and Magnetic Studies of Dysprosium Complex, [Dy 2 (TEA) 2 (O 2 CPh) 4 ·2H 2 O]
AbstractA dysprosium complex, [Dy2 (TEA)2(O2CPh)4·2H2O] has been synthesized using TEA (tri-ethanolamine) and benzoic acid. The obtained complex is a dimer in which both of the TEA is linked with two dysprosium ions through the protonated oxygen atoms and the resultant molecule is Centro symmetric. The nature of bonding and structure of the synthesized dimer was explored from infrared, magnetic studies and single crystal X-ray crystallographic technique. The crystal structure of the complex has triclinic crystal system andP-1 space group. Unit cell parameters are: a  = 10.0931(4) Å, b = 10.8841(5) Å, c = 10....
Source: Journal of Chemical Crystallography - June 29, 2017 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

Pharmacological properties of agarwood tea derived from Aquilaria (Thymelaeaceae) leaves: an emerging contemporary herbal drink
Publication date: Available online 27 June 2017 Source:Journal of Herbal Medicine Author(s): Aimi Zafirah Adam, Shiou Yih Lee, Rozi Mohamed Agarwood tea is made from the leaves of Aquilaria, a protected tree species of the tropical forest. Trees in this genus produce agarwood, a highly-prized resin-impregnated wood formed in the main stem. The last decade has seen a steady expansion in Aquilaria plantation establishment. The popular plantation species are Aquilaria crassna, A. malaccensis, and A. sinensis. Farmers capitalized on the leaves of their planted Aquilaria tree by producing a tea drink, and thus the name ‘...
Source: Journal of Herbal Medicine - June 29, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The use of ultrasound-assisted anaerobic compost tea washing to remove poly-chlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), dibenzo-furans (PCDFs) from highly contaminated field soils.
This study represents the first to report the use of anaerobic compost tea solvent to wash soil highly contaminated by dioxin. It was concluded that anaerobic compost tea, rich in non-toxic bio-surfactants (e.g., alcohols, humic acids), can be used to improve bioavailability and bioactivity of the soil making bio-attenuation and full remediation more efficient. PMID: 28656572 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International)
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - June 27, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Hung W, Huang WY, Lin C, Vu CT, Yotapukdee S, Kaewlaoyoong A, Chen JR, Shen YH Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

Effect of tolbutamide on TEA-induced postsynaptic zinc signals at hippocampal mossy fiber-CA3 synapses.
Abstract The application of tetraethylammonium (TEA), a blocker of voltage-dependent potassium channels, can induce long-term potentiation in the synaptic systems CA3 - CA1 and mossy fibers - CA3 pyramidal cells of the hippocampus. In the mossy fibers the depolarization evoked by extracellular TEA induces a large amount of glutamate and also of zinc release. It is considered that zinc has a neuromodulatory role at the mossy fiber synapses, which can, at least in part, be due to the activation of presynaptic ATP-dependent potassium (KATP) channels. The aim of this work was to study properties of TEA-induced...
Source: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology - June 27, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Bastos FM, Corceiro VN, Lopes SA, Almeida JG, Matias CMM, Dionisio JC, Mendes PJ, Sampaio Dos Aidos FD, Quinta-Ferreira RM, Quinta-Ferreira ME Tags: Can J Physiol Pharmacol Source Type: research

Molecules, Vol. 22, Pages 1061: Magnetic Solid-phase Extraction with Fe3O4/Molecularly Imprinted Polymers Modified by Deep Eutectic Solvents and Ionic Liquids for the Rapid Purification of Alkaloid Isomers (Theobromine and Theophylline) from Green Tea
Different kinds of deep eutectic solvents (DES) based on choline chloride (ChCl) and ionic liquids (ILs) based on 1-methylimidazole were used to modify Fe3O4/molecularly imprinted polymers (Fe3O4/MIPs), and the resulting materials were applied for the rapid purification of alkaloid isomers (theobromine and theophylline) from green tea with magnetic solid-phase extraction (M-SPE). The M-SPE procedure was optimized using the response surface methodology (RSM) to analyze the maximum conditions. The materials were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FI-IR) and field emission scanning electron microscopy (...
Source: Molecules - June 25, 2017 Category: Chemistry Authors: Guizhen Li Xiaoqin Wang Kyung Ho Row Tags: Article Source Type: research

Safety assessment of green tea based beverages and dried green tea extracts as nutritional supplements.
Abstract The safety of green tea infusions and green tea extract (GTE)-based products is reviewed regarding catechins. Epigallocatechin 3-gallate (EGCG), the major catechin present in green tea, is suspected of being responsible for liver toxicity reported in humans consuming food supplements. Intake of EGCG with green tea infusions and GTE-based beverages is up to about 450mg EGCG/person/day in Europe and higher in Asia. Consumption of green tea is not associated with liver damage in humans, and green tea infusion and GTE-based beverages are considered safe in the range of historical uses. In animal studi...
Source: Toxicology Letters - June 24, 2017 Category: Toxicology Authors: Dekant W, Fujii K, Shibata E, Morita O, Shimotoyodome A Tags: Toxicol Lett Source Type: research

Physicochemical Properties, Microbial Quality and Sensory Attributes of Different Black Tea Brands
Conclusion: Iranian tea brands had significant difference with international tea brands in physicochemical properties and organoleptic attributes except in total ash and microbial quality, which were not different significantly. (Source: Current Nutrition and Food Science)
Source: Current Nutrition and Food Science - June 21, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: research

Tea consumption is associated with cognitive impairment in older Chinese adults.
CONCLUSION: Habitual tea consumption is suggested to be associated with a decreased risk of CoI among elders in Suzhou, and a higher frequency of tea consumption was associated with a lower prevalence of CoI among never smokers. PMID: 28636413 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Aging and Mental Health)
Source: Aging and Mental Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Gu YJ, He CH, Li S, Zhang SY, Duan SY, Sun HP, Shen YP, Xu Y, Yin JY, Pan CW Tags: Aging Ment Health Source Type: research

Effects of Kaolin (M-99-099) Application on Antioxidant and Phenolic Compounds in Tea Leaves (Camellia sinensis L.O. Kuntze).
In this study, the effects of kaolin (M-99-099) applications on the total phenolic and antioxidant contents of tea leaves (Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze) harvested in three different periods were investigated. For this purpose, four different strategies including standard fertilizer application (T), 3% kaolin+standard fertilizer application (Ka1), 6% kaolin+standard fertilizer application (Ka2), and control (C) (nothing applied) were used to compare the effects of these strategies on total phenolic content, FRAP values, and DPPH radical scavenging capacities of tea leaves. It has been proven that the kaolin applications...
Source: Biochemical Genetics - June 21, 2017 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Yazici K, Goksu B Tags: Biochem Genet Source Type: research

Synergistic effects and related bioactive mechanisms of Potentilla fruticosa Linn. leaves combined with green tea polyphenols studied with microbial test system (MTS).
This study further confirmed the synergy of PFE + GTP viewed from bioactivities using the microbial test system (MTS). The MTS antioxidant activity results showed the combination of PFE + GTP exhibited synergistic effect and the ratio 3:1 showed the strongest synergy, which were in accordance with the results in H2O2 production rate. The combination of PFE + GTP promoted CAT and SOD enzyme activity and their gene expression especially at the ratio 3:1. Therefore, the synergism of PFE + GTP may be due to the promotion of CAT and SOD genes expression which enhanced the CAT and SOD enzyme activities. These results con...
Source: Natural Product Research - June 12, 2017 Category: Biochemistry Authors: Liu ZH, Luo ZW, Li DW, Wang DM, Ji X Tags: Nat Prod Res Source Type: research

Comparison of Nutritional Composition, Aroma Compounds, and Biological Activities of Two Kinds of Tartary Buckwheat Tea
Abstract Tartary buckwheat tea (TBT) is becoming increasingly popular for its unique flavor and health benefits. However, there is little information regarding the differences in nutritional quality among different kinds of TBT. Two kinds of TBT samples, whole grain tea (WGT) and whole plant tea (WPT), were collected from markets in China. The content of their nutritional compositions, including protein, amino acids, starch, fat, fatty acids, and flavonoids, as well as aroma compounds, were determined. Antioxidant and α‐glucosidase inhibitory activities were also evaluated. WPT showed higher levels of protein and fat re...
Source: Journal of Food Science - June 9, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Huimin Guo, Xiushi Yang, Haitao Zhou, Xiuxiu Luo, Peiyou Qin, Jincai Li, Guixing Ren Tags: Health, Nutrition, & Food Source Type: research

The Effect of Dietary Supplements Containing Green Tea, Capsaicin and Ginger Extracts on Weight Loss and Metabolic Profiles in Overweight Women: A Randomized Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial
This study was conducted to determine the effects of dietary supplements containing green tea, capsaicin and ginger extracts on weight loss and metabolic profiles among overweight women.Methods: This randomized double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial was implemented among 50 overweight women. Participants were randomly divided into 2 groups. Group A received dietary supplements containing 125 mg green tea, 25 mg capsaicin and 50 mg ginger extracts (n = 25) group B received placebos (n = 25) twice with lunch and twice with dinner daily for 8 weeks.Results: Compared with placebo, taking dietary supplements containing ...
Source: Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism - June 8, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: research

Tea Polyphenol inhibits autophagy to sensitize Epirubicin-induced apoptosis in human bladder cancer cells.
Abstract Resistance to anticancer agents such as Epirubicin (EPI) becomes a great challenge for treating bladder cancer. However, the mechanism by which chemoresistance arised is still elusive. In the present study, we showed evidence that EPI induced cytoprotective autophagy in bladder cancer cell lines T24 and BIU87. In addition, EPI robustly activated JNK-mediated phosphorylation of Bcl-2 and disruption of Bcl-2/Beclin-1 complex. Furthermore, the green tea derivative tea polyphenol (TP) inhibited EPI-induced autophagy and promoted apoptosis induced by EPI in bladder cancer cells. These results revealed ...
Source: Neoplasma - June 8, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Gu W, Lin Y, Gou X, He W Tags: Neoplasma Source Type: research

A Randomized, Double ‐blind, Placebo‐controlled Clinical Trial Examining the Effects of Green Tea Extract on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Disease Activity and Quality of Life
This study showed that daily consumption of green tea extracts for 12 weeks improves the systemic lupus erythematosus disease activity as well as some aspects of quality of life. Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Phytotherapy Research)
Source: Phytotherapy Research - June 6, 2017 Category: Biochemistry Authors: Z. Shamekhi, R. Amani, Z. Habibagahi, F. Namjoyan, Ata Ghadiri, A. Saki Malehi Tags: Research Article Source Type: research