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Black tea increases hypertonic stress resistance in C. elegans

Abstract

Here we identified that BTE (black tea extract), within the studied concentration range, is more effective than GTE (green tea extract) in protecting C. elegans against hypertonic stress, by enhancing survival after exposure to various salts, alleviating suffered motility and body shrinkage. The mechanism of such protection may due to the ability of black tea in induction of conserved WNK/GCK signaling pathway and down-regulation of expression levels of nlp-29. Intriguingly, black tea does not relieve hypertonicity-induced protein damage. The findings implicate the potential health benefits of black tea consumed worldwide.

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The article was received on 22 Dec 2017, accepted on 30 May 2018 and first published on 31 May 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7FO02017A
Citation: Food Funct., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
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    Black tea increases hypertonic stress resistance in C. elegans

    P. Yuan, L. Pan, L. Xiong, J. Tong, J. Li, J. Huang, Y. Gong and Z. Liu, Food Funct., 2018, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7FO02017A

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