Thearubigin, the major polyphenol of black tea, ameliorates mucosal injury in trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid-induced colitis.

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Inflammatory bowel disease is characterized by oxidative and nitrosative stress, leukocyte infiltration and upregulation of proinflammatory cytokines. The aim of the present study was to examine the protective effects of thearubigin, an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant beverage derivative, on 2,4,6-trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid (TNBS)-induced colitis in… (More)

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