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Absorption, metabolism and excretion of Choladi green tea flavan-3-ols by humans.
Ten healthy human subjects consumed 500 mL of Choladi green tea, containing 648 mumol of flavan-3-ols after which plasma and urine were collected over a 24 h period and analysed by HPLC-MS. PlasmaExpand
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Caffeine: a well known but little mentioned compound in plant science.
Caffeine, a purine alkaloid, is a key component of many popular drinks, most notably tea and coffee, yet most plant scientists know little about its biochemistry and molecular biology. A gene fromExpand
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The metabolome of [2-14C](−)-epicatechin in humans: implications for the assessment of efficacy, safety, and mechanisms of action of polyphenolic bioactives
Diet is a major life style factor affecting human health, thus emphasizing the need for evidence-based dietary guidelines for primary disease prevention. While current recommendations promote intakeExpand
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Unfermented and fermented rooibos teas (Aspalathus linearis) increase plasma total antioxidant capacity in healthy humans
Abstract The aim of the study was to assess the effect of drinking rooibos tea ( Aspalathus linearis ) on total antioxidant capacity (TAC), lipid triacylglycerols, cholesterol and glycaemia plasmaExpand
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Trigonelline and related nicotinic acid metabolites: occurrence, biosynthesis, taxonomic considerations, and their roles in planta and in human health
This review describes the occurrence and biosynthesis of trigonelline (N-methylnicotinic acid) and related nicotinic acid metabolites. High concentrations of trigonelline are found in seeds ofExpand
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Quantitative Analysis of Plant Hormones
Estimates of endogenous plant hormone levels are usually obtained from analyses of solvent extracts of plant tissues. The relevance of such estimates to the true hormonal status of the plant at theExpand
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Plant metabolism and biotechnology
Various plant metabolites are useful for human life, and the induction and reduction of these metabolites using modern biotechnical technique is of enormous potential important especially in theExpand
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