Tea catechins protect against lead-induced cytotoxicity, lipid peroxidation, and membrane fluidity in HepG2 cells.

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Recent studies have shown that lead causes oxidative stress by inducing the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reducing the antioxidant defense system of cells. This suggests that antioxidants may play an important role in the treatment of lead poisoning as a kind of excellent scavenger of free radicals and chelator of heavy metal. Whether tea… (More)

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@article{Chen2002TeaCP, title={Tea catechins protect against lead-induced cytotoxicity, lipid peroxidation, and membrane fluidity in HepG2 cells.}, author={Liuji Chen and Xianqiang Yang and Hongli Jiao and Baolu Zhao}, journal={Toxicological sciences : an official journal of the Society of Toxicology}, year={2002}, volume={69 1}, pages={149-56} }