Effect of tea polyphenol on cytokine gene expression in rats with alcoholic liver disease.

@article{Zhang2006EffectOT,
  title={Effect of tea polyphenol on cytokine gene expression in rats with alcoholic liver disease.},
  author={Xing-guo Zhang and Ping Xu and Qiong Liu and Chao-hui Yu and Yu Zhang and Shaohua Chen and Youming Li},
  journal={Hepatobiliary & pancreatic diseases international : HBPD INT},
  year={2006},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={268-72}
}
BACKGROUND Oxidative stress plays a pathogenetic role in initiation and progression of hepatic damage caused by alcohol. Recently, antioxidants have received considerable attention. Green tea polyphenols have both antioxidant and antiinflammatory properties. This study was designed to evaluate the effect of tea polyphenol (TP) on alcohol-induced liver injury in rats. METHODS The rats were divided randomly into 3 groups: group A gastrically infused with alcohol for 12 weeks, group B fed with… CONTINUE READING