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Drug Discovery from Mother Nature

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Chapter title
Catechins and Its Role in Chronic Diseases
Chapter number 4
Book title
Drug Discovery from Mother Nature
Published in
Advances in experimental medicine and biology, October 2016
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-41342-6_4
Pubmed ID
Book ISBNs
978-3-31-941341-9, 978-3-31-941342-6

Yohei Shirakami, Hiroyasu Sakai, Takahiro Kochi, Mitsuru Seishima, Masahito Shimizu


Subash Chandra Gupta, Sahdeo Prasad, Bharat B. Aggarwal


The mechanisms of action of polyphenols have attracted much attention. Catechins are generally known as tea polyphenols. Researchers have extensively investigated the molecular mechanisms of these substances, especially (-)-epigallocatechin gallate of green tea catechin, and have provided new insights in the prevention and therapy for chronic diseases. This chapter summarizes catechins and their effects on chronic diseases, including metabolic syndromes, cardiovascular diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, and cancer, focusing on the effects of green tea catechins.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 40 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 5 13%
Researcher 4 10%
Student > Master 4 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 8%
Professor 2 5%
Other 5 13%
Unknown 17 43%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 5 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 10%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 5%
Other 4 10%
Unknown 19 48%