Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, June 6th, 2005
"Tea catechins (EGCG, EGC, ECG, and EC) possess many important biological properties. We evaluated the effect of tea catechins on erythrocyte membrane Na+/K+-ATPase and sodium/hydrogen exchanger (NHE) activity in normal (control) and NIDDM subjects. Erythrocyte membrane Na+/K+-ATPase and NHE activity were determined in normal and non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) patients. In vitro effect of tea catechins was studied by incubating membrane/intact erythrocytes in assay medium prior to Na+/K+-ATPase/NHE activity determination," scientists in India report.
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