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Chapter 21

Caffeine and Apoptosis

Caffeine (methylxanthine), a purine alkaloid, is a key component of many popular drinks, most notably tea and coffee. Therefore, caffeine is the most frequently ingested neuroactive substance in the world. For many years, caffeine has been generally believed to induce cell apoptosis, suppress cell p...

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Print publication date
03 Sep 2012
Copyright year
2012
Print ISBN
978-1-84973-367-0
PDF eISBN
978-1-84973-475-2
ePub eISBN
978-1-78262-621-3