Contribution of caffeine and flavanols in the induction of hepatic Phase II activities by green tea.

Abstract

Aqueous extracts of green tea, at concentrations of 2.5. 5.0 and 7.5%, were administered to rats as the sole drinking fluid for 4 weeks. Hepatic glutathione S-transferase (GST) activity, determined using 1-chloro-2,4-dinitrobenzene (CDNB) and 3,4-dichloronitrobenzene (DCNB) as substrates, and UDP-glucuronosyl transferase activity, determined using 2… (More)

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