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Tea Polysaccharides and Their Bioactivities

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Tea Research Institute, Zhejiang University, # 866 Yuhangtang Road, Hangzhou 310058, China
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National Tea and Tea product Quality Supervision and Inspection Center (Guizhou), Zunyi 563100, China
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Academic Editors: Quan-Bin Han, Sunan Wang, Shaoping Nie and Derek J. McPhee
Molecules 2016, 21(11), 1449; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules21111449
Received: 3 September 2016 / Revised: 27 October 2016 / Accepted: 28 October 2016 / Published: 30 October 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Natural Polysaccharides)
Tea (Camellia sinensis) is a beverage beneficial to health and is also a source for extracting bioactive components such as theanine, tea polyphenols (TPP) and tea polysaccharides (TPS). TPS is a group of heteropolysaccharides bound with proteins. There is evidence showing that TPS not only improves immunity but also has various bioactivities, such as antioxidant, antitumor, antihyperglycemia, and anti-inflammation. However, inconsistent results concerning chemical composition and bioactivity of TPS have been published in recent years. The advances in chemical composition and bioactivities of TPS are reviewed in the present paper. The inconsistent and controversial results regarding composition and bioactivities of TPS are also discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: Camellia sinensis; tea polysaccharides; chemical composition; antioxidant; antitumor; antihyperglycemia; anti-inflammation Camellia sinensis; tea polysaccharides; chemical composition; antioxidant; antitumor; antihyperglycemia; anti-inflammation
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Du, L.-L.; Fu, Q.-Y.; Xiang, L.-P.; Zheng, X.-Q.; Lu, J.-L.; Ye, J.-H.; Li, Q.-S.; Polito, C.A.; Liang, Y.-R. Tea Polysaccharides and Their Bioactivities. Molecules 2016, 21, 1449.

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