Cytotoxicity of coffee in human intestinal cells in vitro and its inhibition by peroxidase.


The cytotoxic effects of dried preparations of nine different beverages, including alcoholic drinks, on human embryonic intestinal cells in vitro and the cytoprotective effects of several enzymes were examined. Instant coffee and green tea were the most cytotoxic beverages (ID(50) value 0.016 ml equivalents/ml). Peroxidase (0.015 units/ml) completely… (More)


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