Ying Zhu

Chinese PLA General Hospital (301 Hospital), Peping, Beijing, China

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    ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to investigate the radioprotective effects of tea polyphenols (TPs) in various combinations against radiation-induced damage in mice. Mice were divided into different groups: non-irradiated control, irradiated control, amifostine (43.6 mg/kg, i.v. 30 min before irradiation; positive control) and various combinations of tea polyphenols in different doses. The radioprotective effect on the haematopoietic system, serum cytokines and endogenous antioxidant enzymes were studied. TP50, containing approximately 50% of (-)-epigallochatechin-3-gallate in addition to other catechins, showed the greatest radioprotective effect against radiation-induced changes in haematological parameters (red blood cell count, white blood cell count and haemoglobin), and maintained the spleen and thymus indices unchanged (spleen or thymus weight/body weight × 1000). Tea polyphenols also significantly decreased radiation-induced lipid peroxidation (malondialdehyde levels), elevated endogenous antioxidant enzymes (superoxide dismutase) and reduced the serum cytokines which were elevated in radiation-induced toxicity. This evidence shows the potential of tea polyphenols, particularly in the combination found in TP50, as radioprotectors in mice, especially regarding recovery of the haematopoietic system, antioxidant potential activity and reduction of inflammatory cytokines.
    Phytotherapy Research 12/2011; 25(12):1761-9. DOI:10.1002/ptr.3483 · 2.40 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The present study aimed to evaluate the radioprotective efficacy of green tea polyphenols and the component ingredients against irradiated-induced damage in mice and elucidate the underlying mechanisms. Green tea polyphenols (GTP 50, 50 and 100 mg/kg, p.o. daily) and its four individual components (25 and 50 mg/kg, p.o. daily) were administrated to the irradiated-injured mice for 21 days. The radioprotective effect on the hematopoietic system, serum cytokines, and endogenous antioxidant enzymes was studied. GTP 50 significant revert the irradiated-induced decline in hematological parameters (RBCs, WBCs, Hb), meanwhile, protected antioxidant defense system, as evidenced by decreased of serum lipid peroxidation (malonyldialdehyde) and elevation the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD). Among the GTP components, catechin showed the best effect on elevation of hematological parameters, and epigallocatechin gallate showed the best antioxidant activity. Moreover GTP and its bioactive components (catechin, epigallocatechin and epigallocatechin-3-gallate) assisted in decreasing the leukocytopenia seen after whole mice irradiation and significantly reduced the elevated serum inflammatory cytokines (TNF-α, IL-1β, and IL-6). Green tea polyphenols have a potential to be developed as radioprotective agents against irradiated-induced toxicity. Furthermore the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities of GTP can be attributed to the interaction of the different components through multiple and synergistic mechanisms.
    Phytomedicine: international journal of phytotherapy and phytopharmacology 04/2011; 18(11):970-5. DOI:10.1016/j.phymed.2011.02.012 · 2.88 Impact Factor