Green tea extract inhibits the onset of periodontal destruction in rat experimental periodontitis.

@article{Yoshinaga2014GreenTE,
  title={Green tea extract inhibits the onset of periodontal destruction in rat experimental periodontitis.},
  author={Yasunori Yoshinaga and Takashi Ukai and Shino Nakatsu and Akitaka Kuramoto and Fumiaki Nagano and Masaharu Yoshinaga and Jos{\'e} Luis Montenegro and Chiaki Shiraishi and Yoshitaka Hara},
  journal={Journal of periodontal research},
  year={2014},
  volume={49 5},
  pages={652-9}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Green tea extract exerts a variety of biological effects, including anti-inflammatory activities. However, there has been no report on the effect of green tea extract on loss of attachment, which is an important characteristic of periodontitis. Here, we examined the inhibitory effects of green tea extract on the onset of periodontitis in a rat model. MATERIAL AND METHODS Rats were immunized intraperitoneally with Escherichia coli lipopolysaccharide (LPS). The LPS… CONTINUE READING
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