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21-Aug-2014

Green tea polyphenols are strong antioxidants and can reduce free radical damage. Can they protect spinal cord neurons against oxidative stress? Jianbo Zhao and co-workers from the First Affiliated Hospital of Liaoning Medical University, China discovered that green tea polyphenol effectively alleviated oxidative stress and inhibit neuronal apoptosis, indicating green tea polyphenols play a protective role in spinal cord neurons under oxidative stress. The relevant study has been published in the Neural Regeneration Research (Vol. 9, No. 14, 2014).

English: The appearance of green tea at three ...
English: The appearance of green tea at three different stages (from left to right): the infused leaves, the dry leaves, and the liquor. This particular green tea is Xu Fu Long Ya, a fine Chinese green tea from Sichuan. This is a representational visual reference of a large percentage of fine Chinese green tea, though there are varieties that can be different. The infusion colour is a result of a 1.5 minute duration, at 1 g of leaves to 100 ml of water at 70°C. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Article: “Green tea polyphenols protect spinal cord neurons against hydrogen peroxide-induced oxidative stress,” by Jianbo Zhao , Shiqiang Fang , Yajiang Yuan , Zhanpeng Guo , Jinhao Zeng , Yue Guo , Peifu Tang , Xifan Mei (1 Vertebral Column Ward, Department of Orthopedics, First Affliated Hospital of Liaoning Medical University, Jinzhou, Liaoning Province, China;2 Department of Orthopedics, General Hospital of People’s Liberation Army, Beijing, China)

Zhao JB, Fang SQ, Yuan YJ, Guo ZP, Zeng JH, Guo Y, Tang PF , Mei XF. Green tea polyphenols protect spinal cord neurons against hydrogen peroxide-induced oxidative stress. Neural Regen Res. 2014;9(14):1379-1385

Contact:

Meng Zhao
eic@nrren.org
86-138-049-98773
Neural Regeneration Research
http://www.nrronline.org/

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