Andrew J. Kobalka

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There is considerable interest in the potential of botanicals in preventing and/or alleviating chronic ailments. Among the most studied botanicals are compounds present in green and black teas. Nontoxic tea polyphenols are potent antioxidants, and they also modulate several signalling pathways and inhibit proteins such as MMP-9 or protein plasminogen(More)
Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) is an autoimmune cholestatic disorder of the liver. A diagnostic serum marker for PBC is an anti-mitochondrial antibody. Most prominent histologic findings of PBC are portal inflammation and destruction of interlobular bile ducts. The PBC occurs only in 40 to 400 individuals per million in the general population. About 1.8 -(More)
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