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Special Issue "Molecular Pharmacology of Green Tea"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2020.
The Institute of Prophylactic Pharmacology, Kita-Shinagawa, Shinagawa, 140-0001, Tokyo, Japan
Interests: amino acids; theanine; green tea; gene transcription; cellular differentiation; intracellular signal transduction; membrane receptors; membrane transporters; mitochondria; neural stem cells; mesenchymal stem cells; hematopoietic stem cells
Green tea has been ingested for hundreds of years in Asian countries with reputed benefits for human health. Although a variety of bioactive molecules are found in green tea leaves, exact modes of actions as well as underlying molecular mechanisms are not fully clarified with the beneficial effectiveness of the lifestyle to drink green tea for people’s fitness to date. Sustained daily green tea ingestion is shown to improve cognition impairment in elderly people, for example, identification of the active ingredients is still in debate among scientists. These include polyphenols, caffeine, vitamins, amino acids, and others. Particular edible foods and beverages have often been beneficial for the prophylaxis and/or alleviation of unpleasant disabilities and dysfunctions following daily ingestion from childhood in young to elderly people suffering from health concerns. In contrast to medicines with inevitable side effects, these edible materials are in principle with guaranteed safety for human health in our history unless excessive amounts are consumed. A variety of edible materials and their ingredients have been used for dietary supplements and nutraceuticals for many reasons in recent years, whereas their individual scientific backgrounds are considerably poorer than drugs with validated evidence.
This Special Issue thus aims to recruit useful contributions for the promoted understanding of molecular aspects on the biochemistry and pharmacology of green tea and relevant ingredients responsible for the improvement of a variety of functional disturbances in humans. Patients do not have to suffer from heavily unpleasant disabilities due to severe symptoms of a particular disease as long as they pay more attention to their lifestyles than before. In this issue, I would like to contribute to the clarification and enlightenment of the scientific backgrounds of favorable and/or unfavorable pharmacology of green tea toward the urgent construction with orchestration of validified nutraceutical sciences as seen with pharmaceutical sciences as quickly as possible.
Prof. Yukio Yoneda
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- green tea;
- bioactive ingredients;
- human healthcare;
- nutraceutical science;
- guaranteed safety