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1. Application of far-infrared irradiation in the manufacturing process of green tea.
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Seven kinds of green tea leaves were manufactured with far-infrared (FIR) irradiation, and the physicochemical characteristics of the green tea were determined. Appropriate FIR irradiation during the manufacturing process significantly increased the polyphenolic content of green tea. FIR irradiation at 90 degrees C for 10 min, replacing the roasting step, and of the fully processed green tea leaves (GTP3) increased the total phenol content of green tea from 475.6 to 811.1 mg/g and the total flavanol content from 175.7 to 208.7 mg/g, as compared to the control. Epigallocatechin and ... Read More »
» Published in J Agric Food Chem. 2006 Dec 27;54(26):9943-7.

2. Do green areas affect health? Results from a Danish survey on the use of green areas and health indicators.
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The article presents the result from a Danish survey on access and use of green areas and the impact on experienced stress and obesity. The statistical results indicate that access to a garden or short distances to green areas from the dwelling are associated with less stress and a lower likelihood of obesity. The number of visits cannot explain the effects of green areas on the health indicators. It is suggested that the significance of distance to green areas is mainly derived from its correlation with the character of the neighbourhood and its conduciveness to outdoor activities and ... Read More »
» Published in Health Place. 2007 Dec;13(4):839-50. Epub 2007 Mar 27.

3. Effect of far-infrared irradiation on catechins and nitrite scavenging activity of green tea.
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The processed green tea leaves were irradiated by far-infrared (FIR) at eight temperatures (80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140, and 150 degrees C) for 10 min. After FIR irradiation, green teas were prepared by soaking the leaves in boiling water, and the physicochemical characteristics of the green tea were determined. FIR irradiation at 90 degrees C increased total phenol contents of green tea from 244.7 to 368.5 mg/g and total flavanol contents from 122.0 to 178.7 mg/g, compared with non-irradiated control. FIR irradiation also significantly affected the amounts of epigallocatechin and ... Read More »
» Published in J Agric Food Chem. 2006 Jan 25;54(2):399-403.

4. Prediction of Japanese green tea ranking by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry-based hydrophilic metabolite fingerprinting.
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An innovative technique for green tea's quality determination was developed by means of metabolomics. Gas-chromatography coupled with time-of-flight mass spectrometry and multivariate data analysis was employed to evaluate the quality of green tea. Alteration of green tea varieties and manufacturing processes effects a variation in green tea metabolites, which leads to a classification of the green tea's grade. Therefore, metabolic fingerprinting of green tea samples of different qualities was studied. A set of ranked green tea samples from a Japanese commercial tea contest was analyzed with ... Read More »
» Published in J Agric Food Chem. 2007 Jan 24;55(2):231-6.

5. Effect of selenium on preservation quality of green tea during autumn tea-processing season.
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Selenium-enriched green tea leaves were prepared by foliar applications of selenium-amended fertilizer during autumn season. The influence of selenium (Se) on preservation quality of tea during 4-month storage was determined. The results showed that the Se and vitamin C contents of green tea were significantly increased by selenium spraying during the autumn tea-producing season. The vitamin C content of Se-enriched green tea was higher and its decline was significantly slower during storage compared to normal green tea. However, there was no significant difference between the contents of ... Read More »
» Published in J Agric Food Chem. 2005 Sep 21;53(19):7444-7.

6. Strong green luminescence of Mg-doped ZnO nanowires.
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The ZnO nanowires doped with Mg (Mg-ZnONWs) were produced by thermally oxidizing Zn and Mg powders. TEM and XRD patterns indicated that Mg-ZnONWs were crystalline with a wurzite structure. The Mg doping was confirmed with XPS measurements. The green emission band at 500 nm in the photoluminescence spectrum of Mg-ZnONWs and peaks at 366 nm in low intensity were observable. Raman spectrum indicated that oxygen deficiency was not the dominant factor for the green emission. The green emission was further directly observed with a digital camera ... Read More »
» Published in J Nanosci Nanotechnol. 2006 Aug;6(8):2529-32.

7. Competitive adsorption of malachite green and Pb ions on natural zeolite.
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A natural zeolite was employed as adsorbent for removal of malachite green and Pb(2+) ions from aqueous solution. A batch system was applied to study the adsorption behaviour of the dye and heavy metal in single and binary systems on the natural zeolite. Kinetic studies indicate that malachite green and Pb(2+) adsorption on the natural zeolite in a single component system follows the first-order kinetics and the adsorption is diffusion process with single-stage for Pb(2+) and two-stage for malachite green. For the single system, malachite green adsorption isotherm follows the Langmuir model ... Read More »
» Published in J Colloid Interface Sci. 2007 May 18;

8. Green tea as inhibitor of the intestinal absorption of lipids: potential mechanism for its lipid-lowering effect.
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Animal and epidemiological studies suggest that green tea catechins may reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases [e.g., coronary heart disease (CHD)]. The health benefit of green tea has been attributed to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties; however, considerable evidence suggests that green tea and its catechins may reduce the risk of CHD by lowering the plasma levels of cholesterol and triglyceride. Although the mechanism underlying such effect of green tea is yet to be determined, it is evident from in vitro and in vivo studies that green tea or catechins inhibit the ... Read More »
» Published in J Nutr Biochem. 2007 Mar;18(3):179-83.

9. The effects of green tea ingestion over four weeks on atherosclerotic markers.
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BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of green tea ingestion over four weeks on atherosclerotic biological markers.METHODS: After a one-week baseline period, 12 healthy male volunteers aged 28--42 years drank 600 mL of green tea daily for four weeks. Lipid profile, oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL), total antioxidant capacity (TAC), C-reactive protein (CRP) and soluble cell adhesion molecules were measured at baseline and after two and four weeks ingestion of green tea.RESULTS: There was no significant change in the concentrations of lipid profile, TAC, ... Read More »
» Published in Ann Clin Biochem. 2005 Jul;42(Pt 4):292-7.

10. Iridescence in the neck feathers of domestic pigeons.
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We conducted structural characterizations, reflection measurements, and theoretical simulations on the iridescent green and purple neck feathers of domestic pigeons (Columba livia domestica). We found that both green and purple barbules are composed of an outer keratin cortex layer surrounding a medullary layer. The thickness of the keratin cortex layer shows a distinct difference between green and purple barbules. Green barbules vary colors from green to purple with the observing angle changed from normal to oblique, while purple barbules from purple to green in an opposite way. Both the ... Read More »
» Published in Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2006 Nov;74(5 Pt 1):051916. Epub 2006 Nov 22.

11. Green Tea and Its Polyphenolic Catechins: Medicinal Uses in Cancer and Noncancer Applications
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Can drinking several cups of green tea a day keep the doctor away? This certainly seems so, given the popularity of this practice in East Asian culture and the increased interest in green tea in the Western world. Several epidemiological studies have shown beneficial effects of green tea in cancer, cardiovascular, and neurological diseases. The health benefits associated with green tea consumption have also been corroborated in animal studies of cancer chemoprevention, hypercholesterolemia, artherosclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, and other aging-related disorders. However, ... Read More »
» Published in Life Sci. 2006 Mar 27;78(18):2073-80. Epub 2006 Jan 30.

12. Possible role for green tea in ovarian cancer prevention.
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Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death from gynecologic cancer. Tea, especially green tea, has shown promise in the prevention of several cancers. Green tea contains a number of compounds, including polyphenols, that have chemopreventive properties. There is much evidence from in vitro and animal studies suggesting that components of tea are associated with decreased risk or progression of ovarian cancer. However, epidemiologic studies have generated inconsistent results. Recent research conducted in China reported reduced risk of ovarian cancer and increased survival post diagnosis with ... Read More »
» Published in Future Oncol. 2005 Dec;1(6):771-7.

13. Green cataract.
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The green cataract seen in the 16th to 18th centuries was reinterpreted in the 19th century (on the basis of pathological examinations) to be a greenish color of the light returning through the pupil in an eye with absolute glaucoma and not due to a greenish discoloration of a cataract. Were the older observers in error? It seems unlikely. This article presents photographs of true green cataracts--ie, opaque lenses of greenish color--from my own practice; a published photograph of a green cataract; and histopathological documentation of the cause, iron (blood pigment). Publication Types: Case ... Read More »
» Published in Arch Ophthalmol. 2006 Apr;124(4):579-86.

14. Indocyanine green angiography for the detection of subretinal nematodes in diffuse unilateral subacute neuroretinitis (DUSN).
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PURPOSE: Observational case-report on the clinical, fluorescein and indocyanine green angiographic findings in a patient with a presumed subretinal nematode. METHODS: Retinography, angiography with sodium fluorescein and Indocyanine green were performed in a 45 year old man who presented with a neurosensory macular detachment. The lesion studied with fluorescein angiography was atypical for a choroidal neovascular membrane but suggestive of ocular cysticercosis. Additional indocyanine green angiography was therefore perfomed. CONCLUSIONS: Indocyanine green angiography could be a useful tool ... Read More »
» Published in Int Ophthalmol. 2004 Oct-Dec;25(5-6):295-7. Epub 2006 Mar 7.

15. Effect of green tea supplementation on insulin sensitivity in Sprague-Dawley rats.
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Epidemiological observations and laboratory studies have shown that green tea has a variety of health effects, including antitumor, antioxidative, and hypolipidemic activities. The aim of this study was to examine whether it had an effect on glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity in Sprague-Dawley rats. In experiment 1 (in vivo study), rats were divided into two groups: a control group fed standard chow and deionized distilled water and a "green tea" group fed the same chow diet but with green tea instead of water (0.5 g of lyophilized green tea powder dissolved in 100 mL of deionized ... Read More »
» Published in J Agric Food Chem. 2004 Feb 11;52(3):643-8.

16. Green tea and skin
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OBJECTIVE: To discuss the current knowledge of polyphenolic compounds present in green tea as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anticarcinogenic in skin. DATA SOURCES: References identified from bibliographies of pertinent articles, including our work in related fields. STUDY SELECTION AND DATA EXTRACTION: Articles were selected based on the use of green tea or its polyphenolic constituents for prevention against inflammation and cancer in the skin. Also discussed is the possible use of green tea to treat various inflammatory dermatoses. DATA SYNTHESIS: The polyphenolic compounds from green ... Read More »
» Published in Arch Dermatol. 2000 Aug;136(8):989-94. Comment in: Arch Dermatol. 2000 Aug;136(8):1051. Arch Dermatol. 2001 May;137(5):664.

17. Evaluation of colors in green mutants isolated from purple bacteria as a host for colorimetric whole-cell biosensors.
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The change in carotenoid-based bacterial color from yellow to red can be applied to whole-cell biosensors. We generated several green mutants to emphasize the color change in such biosensors. The blue-green crtI-deleted mutant, Rhodopseudomonas palustris no.711, accumulated the colorless carotenoid precursor, phytoene. Green Rhodovulum sulfidophilum M31 accumulated neurosporene, a downstream product of phytoene. Another green mutant, Rhodobacter sphaeroides Ga, accumulated neurosporene and chloroxanthin, which are both downstream products of phytoene. All green mutants accumulated ... Read More »
» Published in Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2007 Jul 4;

18. Suspected Hypovitaminosis a in a Colony of Captive Green Anoles (Anolis Carolinensis)
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In a colony of 18 green anoles (Anolis carolinensis), 3 animals experienced focally thickened lips, ulcerative cheilitis, lethargy, depression, and weight loss over a 5-month period. In addition to crickets fed fresh fruit and leafy green vegetables, the diet of the green anoles consisted of a supply of mealworms that had been dusted with a commercial liquid vitamin supplement. The history, clinical findings, and histopathologic lesions were suggestive of hypovitaminosis A, which is known to cause squamous metaplasia of the mucus secreting glands and epithelial surfaces in many species ... Read More »
» Published in Contemp Top Lab Anim Sci. 2001 Mar;40(2):18-20.

19. Metabonomics approach to determine metabolic differences between green tea and black tea consumption.
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The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of black and green tea consumption on human metabolism. Seventeen healthy male volunteers consumed black tea, green tea, or caffeine in a randomized crossover study. Twenty-four-hour urine and blood plasma samples were analyzed by NMR-based metabonomics, that is, high-resolution 1H NMR metabolic profiling combined with multivariate statistics. Green and black tea consumption resulted in similar increases in urinary excretion of hippuric acid and 1,3-dihydroxyphenyl-2-O-sulfate, both of which are end products of tea flavonoid degradation by ... Read More »
» Published in J Agric Food Chem. 2006 Sep 6;54(18):6929-38.

20. Effect of long-term oral administration of green tea extract on weight gain and glucose tolerance in Zucker diabetic (ZDF) rats.
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There have been some claims that green tea reduces weight and lowers blood glucose in diabetes. Intraperitoneal injections of green tea catechins in diabetic rats have shown beneficial effects. To determine if oral administration of green tea would prevent development of diabetes, young Zucker diabetic rats were dosed with green tea extract containing 50-125 mg/kg of Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) starting at 7 weeks of age, before the appearance of excessive weight gain and glucose elevation. While there was a trend toward lower weight gain and average daily glucose, there was no ... Read More »
» Published in J Herb Pharmacother. 2005;5(3):55-65.

21. Comparison of the antioxidant activity of roasted tea with green, oolong, and black teas.
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Although the antioxidant properties of green, oolong, and black teas have been well studied, antioxidant activity has not been examined in roasted tea. Therefore, in the current studies, we investigated the antioxidant activity of roasted tea in comparison with those of green, oolong, and black teas. Using water extracts of the various teas, we examined the total phenolic content as well as the antioxidant activities, including the reducing power, the 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging activity, and the inhibition of hemolysis caused by 2,2'-azo-bis(2-amidinopropane) ... Read More »
» Published in Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2005 Dec;56(8):551-9.

22. Identification of isomers and subsidiary colors in commercial Fast Green FCF (FD&C Green No. 3, Food Green No. 3) by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry and comparison between amounts of the subsidiary colors by high-performance liquid chromatography and thin-layer chromatography-spectrophotometry.
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The existence of five of the six expected isomers in commercial Fast Green FCF (G3: Food Green No. 3, FD&C Green No. 3, CAS No. 2353-45-9, C.I. No. 42053), the main product of which is m,m-G3 and the sub-products of which are presumed to be m,p-G3, o,m-G3, p,p-G3, o,p-G3 and o,o-G3, was confirmed using LC/MS, and the levels of the isomers, m,m-G3, m,p-G3, p,p-G3, o,m-G3 and o,p-G3, were determined by analytical HPLC. The existence of seven subsidiary colors that were decomposed from G3 was also confirmed using LC/MS. The levels of the subsidiary colors in ethanol extracts from TLC were ... Read More »
» Published in J Chromatogr A. 2006 Jan 6;1101(1-2):214-21. Epub 2005 Oct 24.

23. Workshop 4 (synthesis): green/blue water management options for crop production.
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There is a huge untapped potential for increases in crop yields from green water flows. By better land use management of the whole drainage basin we can get more out of green water without compromising blue water flows ... Read More »
» Published in Water Sci Technol. 2005;51(8):119.

24. Effects of Green Tea on Weight Maintenance After Body-Weight Loss
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The present study was conducted to investigate whether green tea may improve weight maintenance by preventing or limiting weight regain after weight loss of 5 to 10 % in overweight and moderately obese subjects. The study had a randomised, parallel, placebo-controlled design. A total of 104 overweight and moderately obese male and female subjects (age 18-60 years; BMI 25-35 kg/m(2)) participated. The study consisted of a very-low-energy diet intervention (VLED; 2.1 MJ/d) of 4 weeks followed by a weight-maintenance period of 13 weeks in which the subjects received green tea or placebo. The ... Read More »
» Published in Br J Nutr. 2004 Mar;91(3):431-7.

25. No effect of consumption of green and black tea on plasma lipid and antioxidant levels and on LDL oxidation in smokers.
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Intake of flavonoids is associated with a reduced cardiovascular risk. Oxidation of LDL is a major step in atherogenesis, and antioxidants may protect LDL from oxidation. Because tea is an important source of flavonoids, which are strong antioxidants, we have assessed in a randomized, placebo-controlled study the effect of consumption of black and green tea and of intake of isolated green tea polyphenols on LDL oxidation ex vivo and on plasma levels of antioxidants and lipids. Healthy male and female smokers (aged 34+/-12 years, 13 to 16 per group) consumed during a 4-week period 6 cups (900 ... Read More »
» Published in Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 1998 May;18(5):833-41.

26. Anticoccidial effect of green tea-based diets against Eimeria maxima.
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Anticoccidial effects of green tea (GT)-based diets were evaluated in chickens following oral infection with Eimeria maxima an ubiquitous intestinal parasite of poultry that impairs the growth and feed efficiency of infected birds. Five-week-old chickens were assigned to four groups (GT 0.5%, GT 2.0%, untreated/infected and non-infected control) and each group consisted of 15 chickens. Chickens were fed a standard diet supplemented with ground green tea for 2 weeks prior to infection with E. maxima (10,000 sporulated oocysts per bird). The effects of green tea on E. maxima infection were ... Read More »
» Published in Vet Parasitol. 2007 Mar 15;144(1-2):172-5. Epub 2006 Oct 5.

27. The reaction centre from green sulphur bacteria: progress towards structural elucidation.
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The reaction centre (RC) of green sulphur bacteria is a FeS-type RC, as are the RCs of Photosystems I (PS I) of oxygenic photosynthetic organisms and of heliobacteria. The core domains of both green sulphur bacterial and heliobacterial RCs are considered to be homodimeric, in contrast to those of purple bacteria, PS I and Photosystem II (PS II). This paper briefly describes the techniques of electron microscopy and image processing suited to investigate the structure of these proteins. Recent advances in the study of the structure of the green sulphur bacterial RC, primarily achieved by the ... Read More »
» Published in Photosynth Res. 2002;71(1-2):91-8.

28. Nonconjugated hybrid of carbazole and fluorene: a novel host material for highly efficient green and red phosphorescent OLEDs.
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[structure: see text] A novel host material for efficient green and red electrophosphorescence devices is obtained by adopting the new molecular strategy of nonconjugated linkage of carbazole and fluorene moieties. The new host combines characteristics of both carbazole and fluorene, giving a large-gap host material suitable for green and red phosphorescent OLEDs. Green and red phosphoresecent OLEDs with external quantum efficiencies up to 10% have been achieved with this new host material ... Read More »
» Published in Org Lett. 2005 Nov 24;7(24):5361-4.

29. Protective effects of green tea against prostate cancer.
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Prostate cancer has the third highest incidence of all cancers in men worldwide with incidence and mortality being particularly high in affluent, developed countries. Tea, especially green tea, has demonstrated promise in the prevention of several cancers. Green tea contains several components including catechins, a category of polyphenols that have chemopreventive properties. Although evidence from epidemiological studies is not comprehensive, it is strengthened by animal and in vitro evidence suggesting that consumption of tea is associated with decreased risk or progression of prostate ... Read More »
» Published in Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2006 Apr;6(4):507-13.

30. The composition of Arnoia peppers (Capsicum annuum L.) at different stages of maturity.
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'Arnoia' peppers (Capsicum annuum L. var. annuum cv. Arnoia) are cultivated in areas surrounding the Arnoia River, in Galicia (northwest Spain). Some physical and chemical changes associated with maturation and storage conditions have been reported. Changes in gross composition, the main physico-chemical parameters and mineral composition were evaluated in peppers collected directly from plants and at two different states of maturity (green and red fruits), and in commercially available peppers (green fruits). The total soluble solid content and titratable acidity increased significantly ... Read More »
» Published in Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2007 Mar;58(2):150-61.

31. Green chemistry--views and strategies.
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BACKGROUND AND GOAL: The object of Green Chemistry is the reduction of chemical pollutants flowing to the environment. The Chemistry and the Environment Division of EuCheMS has assumed Green Chemistry as one of its areas of interest, but one question to solve is where Green Chemistry should be placed within the context of Chemistry and the Environment. The concept of Green Chemistry, as primarily conceived by Paul Anastas and John Warner, is commonly presented through the Twelve Principles of Green Chemistry. However, these Twelve Principles, though fruit of a great intuition and common sense, ... Read More »
» Published in Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2005;12(3):128-32.

32. Protan color vision deficiency with a unique order of green-red as the first two genes of a visual pigment array.
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Normal visual pigment gene arrays on the human X chromosome have a red gene at the first and a green gene at the second positions. More than half of the arrays have additional green genes downstream, but only the first two genes of the array are likely to be expressed in the retina. An array consisting of four genes in two Japanese participants, A121 and A447, was detected either by pulsed field gel electrophoresis and subsequent Southern hybridization or by single nucleotide primer extension reaction. In both participants, the first gene of the array was green, downstream genes were red and ... Read More »
» Published in J Hum Genet. 2006;51(8):686-94. Epub 2006 Jul 28.

33. Beneficial effects of green tea--a review.
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Tea is the most consumed drink in the world after water. Green tea is a 'non-fermented' tea, and contains more catechins, than black tea or oolong tea. Catechins are in vitro and in vivo strong antioxidants. In addition, its content of certain minerals and vitamins increases the antioxidant potential of this type of tea. Since ancient times, green tea has been considered by the traditional Chinese medicine as a healthful beverage. Recent human studies suggest that green tea may contribute to a reduction in the risk of cardiovascular disease and some forms of cancer, as well as to the promotion ... Read More »
» Published in J Am Coll Nutr. 2006 Apr;25(2):79-99.

34. Joseph Henry Green (1791-1863): surgeon, philosopher and Coleridgean transcendentalist.
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This article examines the life and work of the eminent surgeon and philosopher Joseph Henry Green. It details the influence on his literary output of his close friend Samuel Taylor Coleridge and shows the ways in which transcendental philosophy underpinned his scientific outlook. Publication Types: Biography, Historical Article Personal name as Subject: Green ... Read More »
» Published in J Med Biogr. 2005 Aug;13(3):136-41.

35. Microsatellite Analysis of Japanese Sea Cucumber, Stichopus (Apostichopus) japonicus, Supports Reproductive Isolation in Color Variants.
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The genetic relationship among the three color variants (Red, Green, and Black) of the Japanese sea cucumber, S. japonicus, was investigated using 11 microsatellite markers. Genetic differentiation testing among the three sympatric color types showed the strong heterogeneity of Red (p < 0.001), while no significant difference was observed between Green and Black (p = 0.301 to 0.961). UPGMA trees constructed from 10 sample lots from 5 localities showed two distinct clusters, one from the Red types and the other from the Green and Black types. In addition, the sympatric Green and Black formed ... Read More »
» Published in Mar Biotechnol (NY). 2006 Nov-Dec;8(6):672-85. Epub 2006 Oct 17.

36. Low-noise 62 W CW intracavity-doubled TEM00 Nd:YVO4 green laser pumped at 888 nm.
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We present a CW intracavity frequency-doubled TEM(00) Nd:YVO(4) laser oscillator pumped at 888 nm, producing 62W of green light at 532 nm with M(2)=1.05 and RMS noise of 0.05%, thanks to the simultaneous oscillation of a large number of longitudinal modes. A diode-to-green optical efficiency of 29% is achieved by the use of a noncritically phase-matched lithium triborate crystal inserted in a periodic resonator containing two Nd:YVO(4) crystals pumped with a total of 211W at 888 nm ... Read More »
» Published in Opt Lett. 2007 Apr 1;32(7):802-4.

37. Indocyanine green effect on cultured human retinal pigment epithelial cells: implication for macular hole surgery.
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PURPOSE: To evaluate potential toxic effects of indocyanine green dye on cultured human retinal pigment epithelial cells. METHODS: Controlled laboratory experiment. Cultured human retinal pigment epithelial cells were exposed to balanced saline solution, balanced saline solution with endoillumination, indocyanine green or indocyanine green with endoillumination. Cells were evaluated by light microscopy, electron microscopy, and a mitochondrial dehydrogenase assay. RESULTS: Retinal pigment epithelial cells exposed to indocyanine green showed no histologic or ultrastructural changes. Those ... Read More »
» Published in Am J Ophthalmol. 2001 Sep;132(3):433-5.

38. Thrombin-like effect of an important green pit viper toxin, albolabrin: a bioinformatic study.
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The green pit viper venom has a major effect on the hematological system. Clinical features of venomous snakebites vary from asymptomatic to fatal bleeding. The venom is found to have a thrombin-like effect in vitro. Here, the author performs a bioinformatic analysis on the green pit viper venom focusing on its thrombin-like effect. Sequence comparison between green pit viper venom, albolabrin and thrombin was performed. In addition, the author performed a search for other human proteins closely relating to the thrombin and created a multiple sequence alignment phylogenetic tree to present the ... Read More »
» Published in Arch Toxicol. 2006 Apr 29;

39. Spectrophtometric determination of malachite green in fish farming water samples after cloud point extraction using nonionic surfactant Triton X-100.
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A novel and sensitive cloud point extraction procedure for the determination of trace amounts of malachite green by spectrophotometry was developed. Malachite green was extracted at pH 2.5 mediated by micelles of nonionic surfactant Triton X-100. The extracted surfactant-rich phase was diluted with ethanol and its absorbance was measured at 630nm. The effect of different variables such as pH, Triton X-100 concentration, cloud point temperature and time and diverse ions was investigated and optimum conditions were established. The calibration graph was linear in the range of 4-500ngmL(-1) of ... Read More »
» Published in Anal Chim Acta. 2007 Jul 16;596(1):62-5. Epub 2007 May 29.

40. Green tea upregulates the low-density lipoprotein receptor through the sterol-regulated element binding Protein in HepG2 liver cells.
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Green tea from Camellia sinensis lowers plasma cholesterol in animal models of hypercholesterolemia. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of green tea on the expression of the hepatic low-density lipoprotein (LDL) receptor, a cell surface protein involved in the control of plasma cholesterol. Incubating human HepG2 liver cells in culture with green tea increased both LDL receptor binding activity and protein. An ethyl acetate extract of green tea, containing 70% (w/w) catechins, also increased the LDL receptor binding activity, protein, and mRNA, indicating that (1) the effect ... Read More »
» Published in J Agric Food Chem. 2001 Nov;49(11):5639-45.

41. Cross-species identification of Mendel's I locus.
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A key gene involved in plant senescence, mutations of which partially disable chlorophyll catabolism and confer stay-green leaf and cotyledon phenotypes, has been identified in Pisum sativum, Arabidopsis thaliana, and Festuca pratensis by using classical and molecular genetics and comparative genomics. A stay-green locus in F. pratensis is syntenically equivalent to a similar stay-green locus on rice chromosome 9. Functional testing in Arabidopsis of a homolog of the rice candidate gene revealed (i) senescence-associated gene expression and (ii) a stay-green phenotype after RNA interference ... Read More »
» Published in Science. 2007 Jan 5;315(5808):73.

42. Cross-species identification of Mendel's I locus.
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A key gene involved in plant senescence, mutations of which partially disable chlorophyll catabolism and confer stay-green leaf and cotyledon phenotypes, has been identified in Pisum sativum, Arabidopsis thaliana, and Festuca pratensis by using classical and molecular genetics and comparative genomics. A stay-green locus in F. pratensis is syntenically equivalent to a similar stay-green locus on rice chromosome 9. Functional testing in Arabidopsis of a homolog of the rice candidate gene revealed (i) senescence-associated gene expression and (ii) a stay-green phenotype after RNA interference ... Read More »
» Published in Science. 2007 Jan 5;315(5808):73.

43. Green tea polyphenolic antioxidants and skin photoprotection (Review)
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Green tea is consumed as a popular beverage worldwide particularly in Asian countries like China, Korea, Japan and India. It contains polyphenolic compounds also known as epicatechins, which are antioxidant in nature. Many laboratories have shown that topical treatment or oral consumption of green tea polyphenols inhibits chemical carcinogen- or ultraviolet radiation-induced skin tumorigenesis in different animal models. Studies have shown that green tea extract also possesses anti-inflammatory activity. These anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties of green tea are due to their ... Read More »
» Published in Int J Oncol. 2001 Jun;18(6):1307-13.

44. Salivary hydrogen peroxide produced by holding or chewing green tea in the oral cavity.
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Tea (Camellia sinensis) catechins have been studied for disease prevention. These compounds undergo oxidation and produce H(2)O(2). We have previously shown that holding tea solution or chewing tea leaves generates high salivary catechin levels. Herein, we examined the generation of H(2)O(2) in the oral cavity by green tea solution or leaves. Human volunteers holding green tea solution (0.1-0.6%) developed salivary H(2)O(2) with C(max) = 2.9-9.6 muM and AUC(0 --> infinity) = 8.5-285.3 muM min. Chewing 2 g green tea leaves produced higher levels of H(2)O(2) (C(max) = 31.2 muM, AUC(0 --> ... Read More »
» Published in Free Radic Res. 2007 Jul;41(7):850-3.

45. Green vegetable drink consumption protects peripheral lymphocytes DNA damage in Korean smokers.
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Smoking increases indices of free radical-mediated damage of DNA which are potential underlying processes in the pathogenesis of many diseases. In this study, we evaluated whether 8 weeks of green vegetable drink (Angelica keiskei based juice) supplementation to smokers can be protective against lymphocytic DNA damage. Twenty smokers were given 240 ml of commercially available green vegetable drink every day for 8 weeks. The DNA damage was determined using single cell gel electrophoresis (COMET assay) and the damage was quantified by measuring tail length (TL), tail moment (TM), and percent ... Read More »
» Published in Biofactors. 2004;22(1-4):245-7.

46. Synthesis, characterization, and green luminescence in ZnO nanocages.
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In this paper, we report the synthesis, characterization and observation of green luminescence in ZnO nanocages. A novel low temperature solution-based technique has been developed for growing highly porous ZnO nano-cages from coarse ZnO precursor powders. Various samples, prepared in this study, were characterized using several different characterization tools such as X-ray diffraction, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy, Raman, Photoluminescence and Optical Transmission Spectroscopy. It has been shown that ZnO nanocages exhibit green luminescence, with PL data ... Read More »
» Published in J Nanosci Nanotechnol. 2007 Feb;7(2):481-5.

47. Laparoscopic observation of liver colored with indocyanine green in chronic hepatitis. II. Correlation with subcapsular ligandin
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Intravenous injection of indocyanine green improves the laparoscopic diagnosis of liver disease. To clarify the basis for the laparoscopic appearance of indocyanine green-colored liver, local indocyanine green coloration was compared with the hepatic ligandin in the corresponding subcapsular tissue. Two liver biopsy specimens were obtained from each of 13 patients with chronic hepatitis, and the ligandin was stained by an immunohistochemical method. In cases showing homogeneous indocyanine green coloration, the ligandin in the two biopsy specimens was similarly stained. On the other hand, in ... Read More »
» Published in Gastrointest Endosc. 1993 May-Jun;39(3):410-2.

48. Medicinal Benefits of Green Tea: Part I. Review of Noncancer Health Benefits
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Tea, in the form of green or black tea, is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world. Extracts of tea leaves also are sold as dietary supplements. However, with the increasing interest in the health properties of tea and a significant rise in scientific investigation, this review covers recent findings on the medicinal properties and noncancer health benefits of both green and black tea. In Part II, a review of anticancer properties of green tea extracts is presented. Green tea contains a unique set of catechins that possess biological activity in antioxidant, anti-angiogenesis, ... Read More »
» Published in J Altern Complement Med. 2005 Jun;11(3):521-8.

49. New constituents related to 3-methyl-2,4-nonanedione identified in green tea.
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The volatile constituents of two exquisite green tea varieties, Kiyosawa tea from Japan and Long Jing tea from China, were investigated in order to identify new compounds responsible for the characteristic flavor of a green tea brew. The extracts were prepared by solid-phase extraction using Oasis-HLB-cartridges. Besides the common compounds of green tea chemistry, the already described compounds 3-methyl-2,4-nonanedione (1) and 3-hydroxy-3-methyl-2,4-nonanedione (2), products of degradation of furan fatty acids, as well as three new compounds related to compound 1 were identified. These were ... Read More »
» Published in J Agric Food Chem. 2006 Nov 29;54(24):9201-5.

50. Green Tea Polyphenols Inhibit Oxidized LDL-induced NF-KB Activation in Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells.
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Aim: to examine the anti-inflammatory effects of green tea polyphenols on oxLDL-mediated TNFa expression and NF-KB activation in the human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). Methods: we postulate that green tea polyphenols regulate TNF-a gene expression by modulating NF-KB activation through their inhibition effect on IKB Kinase (IKK) activity and as scavenger of free radicals. Pretreatment of green tea polyphenols reduced oxLDL-induced production of proinflammatory cytokine TNF-a and NF-KB activation in dose dependent manner (p < 0.05). Post hoc comparison test with Mann Whitney ... Read More »
» Published in Acta Med Indones. 2007 Apr-Jun;39(2):66-70.

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