Flavan-3-ols and procyanidins protect liposomes against lipid oxidation and disruption of the bilayer structure.

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The antioxidant activity and the membrane effects of the flavanols (-)-epicatechin, (+)-catechin, and their related oligomers, the procyanidins, were evaluated in liposomes composed by phosphatidylcholine:phosphatidylserine (60:40, molar ratio). When liposomes were oxidized with a steady source of free radicals, the flavanols and procyanidins (25 microM… (More)

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@article{Verstraeten2003Flavan3olsAP, title={Flavan-3-ols and procyanidins protect liposomes against lipid oxidation and disruption of the bilayer structure.}, author={Sandra V Verstraeten and C. Keen and Harold H. Schmitz and Cesar G Fraga and Patricia I Oteiza}, journal={Free radical biology & medicine}, year={2003}, volume={34 1}, pages={84-92} }