Special Issue "EGCG, Green Tea and Polyphenols"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2019
Dr. Helieh S. Oz
University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, KY, USA
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Interests: inflammatory and infectious diseases; nutrients; antioxidants; reactive oxygen radical; gastrointestinal inflammation; inflammatory bowel disease; microbial; parasitic and fungal infectious diseases; hepatic; pancreatic complication; models of infections and inflammation; nutraceutical and therapeutic discoveries
Green tea is extracted from shrub, Camellia sinensis, leaves and is consumed as one of the most common beverages around the world. Green tea and its main polyphenolic component, epigalloccatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), are known to have putative health effects, such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antmicrobial, and anti-carcinogenic properties. In addition, EGCG and other polyphenols are known to modulate nuclear factor kappa B (NF-kB), IKK activity and to inhibit inflammatory markers (e.g., TNFα, IL-6) and bioenzymes (e.g., myeloperoxidase). Green tea and polyphenols are believed to support microbiome and gut health. In addition, tea compounds are used in cosmetics and implemented as natural food preservative.
This Special Issue aims to identify and review the latest bioactive compounds from tea and polyphenols to have beneficial effects in body. Authors are invited to submit relevant papers on novel activities of green tea, polyphenols including EGCG activities, and strategies to support or to depose beneficial effect on inflammatory, microbial, viral, and antioxidants measurements. Moreover, discoveries of the mechanism of actions by which tea and its polyphenols may support the microbiome and gut health to prevent inflammatory complications are of particular interest. Basic, pilot clinical and translational and retrospective trials, as well as review articles in this area are of interest.
Dr. Helieh S. Oz
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- green tea
- mechanism of action