The effects of Chinese tea on the methylation of DNA by the esophageal carcinogen N-nitrosomethylbenzylamine.


In order to investigate the mechanisms of the anticarcinogenic effect of Chinese tea on the development of esophageal tumors in rats induced by N-nitrosomethylbenzylamine, the alkylation of DNA in various organs was studied in rats treated with 2 varieties of Chinese tea, i.e. Fujian Oolong tea and Jasmine tea. Male Wistar rats were given a single i.v… (More)