The Protective Activity of Tea Catechins against Experimental Infection by Vibrio cholerae O1

@article{Toda1992ThePA,
  title={The Protective Activity of Tea Catechins against Experimental Infection by Vibrio cholerae O1},
  author={Masako Toda and Sachie Okubo and Hajime Ikigai and T. Suzuki and Y. Suzuki and Yukihiko Hara and Tadakatsu Shimamura},
  journal={Microbiology and Immunology},
  year={1992},
  volume={36}
}
Tea catechins inhibited the fluid accumulation induced by cholera toxin in sealed adult mice. The catechins also reduced fluid accumulation by Vibrio cholerae O1 in ligated intestinal loops of rabbits. These findings suggest that tea catechins may possess protective activity against V. cholerae O1. 

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