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21-Aug-2014

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Contact: Meng Zhao
eic@nrren.org
86-138-049-98773
Neural Regeneration Research

Green tea polyphenols protect spinal cord neurons against oxidative stress

Green tea polyphenols are strong antioxidants and can reduce free radical damage. Can they protect spinal cord neurons against oxidative stress? Jianbo Zhao and co-workers from the First Affiliated Hospital of Liaoning Medical University, China discovered that green tea polyphenol effectively alleviated oxidative stress and inhibit neuronal apoptosis, indicating green tea polyphenols play a protective role in spinal cord neurons under oxidative stress. The relevant study has been published in the Neural Regeneration Research (Vol. 9, No. 14, 2014).

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Article: "Green tea polyphenols protect spinal cord neurons against hydrogen peroxide-induced oxidative stress," by Jianbo Zhao , Shiqiang Fang , Yajiang Yuan , Zhanpeng Guo , Jinhao Zeng , Yue Guo , Peifu Tang , Xifan Mei (1 Vertebral Column Ward, Department of Orthopedics, First Affliated Hospital of Liaoning Medical University, Jinzhou, Liaoning Province, China;2 Department of Orthopedics, General Hospital of People's Liberation Army, Beijing, China)

Zhao JB, Fang SQ, Yuan YJ, Guo ZP, Zeng JH, Guo Y, Tang PF , Mei XF. Green tea polyphenols protect spinal cord neurons against hydrogen peroxide-induced oxidative stress. Neural Regen Res. 2014;9(14):1379-1385

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Meng Zhao
eic@nrren.org
86-138-049-98773
Neural Regeneration Research
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