Effects of three dietary phytochemicals from tea, rosemary and turmeric on inflammation-induced nitrite production.

@article{Chan1995EffectsOT,
  title={Effects of three dietary phytochemicals from tea, rosemary and turmeric on inflammation-induced nitrite production.},
  author={Marion M Chan and Chi-Tang Ho and Hsin I Huang},
  journal={Cancer letters},
  year={1995},
  volume={96 1},
  pages={
          23-9
        }
}
In chronic inflammation, cytokines induce the production of nitric oxide (NO.) that is converted to DNA damaging and carcinogenic peroxynitrite and nitrite. The compounds epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), carnosol, and curcumin are non-vitamin phytochemicals contained in commonly consumed dietary plants. They are known to be anti-inflammatory and cancer preventive. Therefore, we studied their effect on the generation of peroxynitrite radicals and nitrite. They inhibited lipopolysaccharide (LPS… CONTINUE READING
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