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γ-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) is a kind of amino acid contained in green tea leaves and other foods. Several reports have shown that GABA might affect brain protein synthesis, improve many brain functions such as memory and study capability, lower the blood pressure of spontaneously hypertensive rats, and may also have a relaxation effect in humans. However,(More)
A protein complex (PC) composed of the MRP8 and MRP14 proteins has previously been shown to be a specific inhibitor of casein kinase I and II. This PC is expressed during the late stages of terminal differentiation induced in human promyelocytic HL-60 leukemia cells by 1 alpha,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 and in human monocytic THP-1 leukemia cells by phorbol(More)
L-theanine, an amino acid contained in green tea leaves, is known to block the binding of L-glutamic acid to glutamate receptors in the brain, and has been considered to cause anti-stress effects by inhibiting cortical neuron excitation. Both L-theanine and caffeine, which green tea contains, have been highlighted for their beneficial effects on cognition(More)
Green tea has become renowned for its health benefits. In this study, we investigated the anti-stress effect of two kinds of green tea against a mental stress task load. Warm water, ordinary green tea (Sagara), and shaded white tea, which contains more amino acid components than Sagara, were used as test samples in a randomized cross-over design study.(More)
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