School of Chinese Medicine
Black tea protects against hypertension-associated endothelial dysfunction through alleviation of endoplasmic reticulum stress
© 2015 Macmillan Publishers Limited. Hypertensive patients have been found to be associated with elevated levels of homocysteine, known as hyperhomocysteinemia. Homocysteine (Hcy) can induce endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress in endothelial cells. This study aims to investigate whether black tea (BT) protects against hypertension-associated endothelial dysfunction through alleviation of ER stress. Rat aortae and cultured rat aortic endothelial cells were treated with Hcy, BT extract, and theaflavin-3,3′-digallate (TF
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Cheang, Wai San, Ching Yuen Ngai, Ye Yen Tam, Xiao Yu Tian, Wing Tak Wong, Yang Zhang, Chi Wai Lau, Zhen Yu Chen, Zhao-Xiang Bian, Yu Huang, and Fung Ping Leung. "Black tea protects against hypertension-associated endothelial dysfunction through alleviation of endoplasmic reticulum stress." Scientific Reports 5 (2015): 10340.