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Assessing the effect of grading on the in vitro availability of Fe, Zn, Cu, Pb and Cd from CTC black tea
In vitro analyses of trace element content in biological systems play an increasingly important role in assessing the environmental impact on health. A quantitative study of five trace elements namely Fe, Zn, Cu, Pb and ...
Antioxidant, antimicrobial and synergistic activities of tea polyphenols
Microbial resistance to conventional antibiotics has become an increasing global problem and there is a need to find out novel, potent antimicrobial agents with alternative modes of action as accessories to antibiotic ...
The anti-inflammatory properties of Kenyan tea
An in vivo study was carried out to determine the effect of different types of Kenyan tea extracts on male Swiss albino mice infected with Trypanosoma brucei brucei isolate KETRI 2710. The isolate produced a similar ...
Transcriptome-based identification of drought responsive genes in the tea plant
Tea (Camellia sinensis L. (O) Kuntze) is one of the most widely consumed beverages worldwide. Tea growing areas in Kenya often experience drought periods which cause accumulated soil water deficit. These adversely affect ...