Green tea compounds protect against kidney damage

Synergistic effect of green tea polyphenols on their protection against FK506-induced cytotoxicity in renal cells.

FK506 is a drug used to fight rejection after organ transplantation. This study examined the protective effect of green tea compounds (polyphenols) against FK506-induced kidney damage. The experiments were performed with cells. The results showed that tea polyphenols exerted a strong protection against FK506-induced cell death. Further details can be found in the study.
Hisamura F, Kojima-Yuasa A, Huang X, Kennedy DO, Matsui-Yuasa I. Synergistic effect of green tea polyphenols on their protection against FK506-induced cytotoxicity in renal cells. Am J Chin Med. 2008;36(3):615-24.


Leave a Reply