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The Extent of Inhibition of Lipid and Protein Oxidation by High Grown Green Tea and Black Tea (BOPF) In vitro

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dc.contributor.author Kuruppu, KAS Shehani
dc.contributor.author Gammune, DIVD
dc.contributor.author Soysa, SSSBD Preethi
dc.date.accessioned 2020-12-18T21:53:39Z
dc.date.available 2020-12-18T21:53:39Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.kdu.ac.lk/handle/345/2719
dc.description.abstract Tea (Camellia sinensis) is one of the most commonly consumed drinks in the world, which has many health benefits. BOPF graded black, green and white teas are types of processed teas in Sri Lanka. The antioxidants in tea are able to inhibit oxidation of lipids and proteins and thereby assist to prevent diseases. This study aims to determine the inhibition of oxidation of proteins and lipids by high grown black and green tea extracts in vitro. Lipid peroxidation was evaluated by measuring the level of thiobarbituric acid reactive species (TBARS), using ascorbic acid as the standard. Protein oxidation was assessed by measuring protein carbonyl contents using gallic acid as the standard. The results of the TBARS assay showed that there is an increase in the inhibition up to 200 μg/ml of dried tea leaves for green tea and up to 150 μg/ml of dried tea leaves for black tea with a maximum inhibition of 40.58% and 30.36% respectively. Both types of teas showed a negative deviation for higher concentrations over above concentrations. The EC50 values for inhibition of protein oxidation were 684.68 and 967.79 μg/ ml of dried tea leaves for green tea and black tea respectively. These results also indicate that the extracts have a protective ability against oxidative damage to lipids and proteins by reducing the activity of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS). In this study, it has been proved that antioxidant properties of green tea have a higher ability than black tea to inhibit the oxidation of biomolecules. The analysed plant extracts were comparable to or even more effective in scavenging DPPH which have been studied previously. Therefore, this may be beneficial in the prevention of diseases related to oxidative stress such as cancer, and cardiovascular and inflammatory diseases. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Protein carbonyl content en_US
dc.subject Thiobarbituric acid en_US
dc.subject Peroxidation en_US
dc.title The Extent of Inhibition of Lipid and Protein Oxidation by High Grown Green Tea and Black Tea (BOPF) In vitro en_US
dc.type Article Full Text en_US
dc.identifier.journal KDU IRC en_US
dc.identifier.pgnos 16 en_US


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