Dose-dependent incorporation of tea catechins, (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate and (-)-epigallocatechin, into human plasma.

@article{Nakagawa1997DosedependentIO,
  title={Dose-dependent incorporation of tea catechins, (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate and (-)-epigallocatechin, into human plasma.},
  author={Kiyotaka Nakagawa and Satoru Okuda and Teruo Miyazawa},
  journal={Bioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry},
  year={1997},
  volume={61 12},
  pages={
          1981-5
        }
}
Tea catechins, (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCg) and (-)-epigallocatechin (EGC), have been reported to suppress oxidation of plasma low density lipoprotein (LDL) in vitro. If dietary catechins can be efficiently incorporated into human blood plasma, anti-atherosclerotic effects in preventing oxidative modification of LDL would be expected. In this study, a newly developed chemiluminescence detection-high pressure liquid chromatography (CL-HPLC) method for measuring plasma catechins was used… CONTINUE READING

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