Tea catechins inhibit cholesterol oxidation accompanying oxidation of low density lipoprotein in vitro.

@article{Osada2001TeaCI,
  title={Tea catechins inhibit cholesterol oxidation accompanying oxidation of low density lipoprotein in vitro.},
  author={Kazumi Osada and Masahiro Takahashi and Satomi Hoshina and Masaru Nakamura and Shingo Nakamura and Michihiro Sugano},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Toxicology & pharmacology : CBP},
  year={2001},
  volume={128 2},
  pages={153-64}
}
Endogenous oxidized cholesterols are potent atherogenic agents. Therefore, the antioxidative effects of green tea catechins (GTC) against cholesterol oxidation were examined in an in vitro lipoprotein oxidation system. The antioxidative potency of GTC against copper catalyzed LDL oxidation was in the decreasing order (-)-epigalocatechin gallate (EGCG)=(-)-epicatechin gallate (ECG)>(-)-epicatechin (EC)=(+)-catechin (C)>(-)-epigallocatechin (EGC). Reflecting these activities, both EGCG (74%) and… CONTINUE READING