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Impact of polyphenol-rich green tea extracts on the protection of DOPC monolayer against damage caused by ozone induced lipid oxidation

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Effectiveness of green tea (compared to two single polyphenols) in removing ozone derived reactive oxygen species acting on dioleoylphosphatidylcholine monolayers was determined. Lipid oxidation was followed by changes in mechanical properties of the layer spread on the aqueous subphase containing various amounts of ozone in the presence and absence of polyphenolics. It was shown that the tea extract (containing 8.5 x 10-4 mg/cm3 polyphenols) is capable of inactivating 0.4 ppm ozone. The DPPH radical scavenging test set polyphenols in the order of increasing activity, consistent with their protective effect in relation to lipid oxidation, showing the highest efficacy of EGCG.
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  • Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology Institute of Biology, Pedagogical University of Cracow, Kraków, Poland
  • Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology Institute of Biology, Pedagogical University of Cracow, Kraków, Poland
  • Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology Institute of Biology, Pedagogical University of Cracow, Kraków, Poland
  • Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology Institute of Biology, Pedagogical University of Cracow, Kraków, Poland
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