l-Theanine prevents alcoholic liver injury through enhancing the antioxidant capability of hepatocytes

Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association, Volume 50, Issue 2, 2012, Pages 363-372.

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ethanol-induced liver injuryl-theaninel02 cellsoxidative stress

Abstract:

l-Theanine is a unique amino acid in green tea. We here evaluated the protective effects of l-theanine on ethanol-induced liver injury in vitro and in vivo. Our results revealed that l-theanine significantly protected hepatocytes against ethanol-induced cell cytotoxicity which displayed by decrease of viability and increase of LDH and AST...More

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