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Title: Green tea [Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze] extract reverses the despair behaviour in reserpinised and diabetic mice
Authors: Singal, Anjali
Tirkey, Naveen
Muragundla, Anjaneyulu
Chopra, Kanwaljit
Keywords: Antidepressant;Camellia sinensis;Depression;Despair behaviour;Diabetes;Forced swimming;Green tea extract;Polyphenols;Reserpine
Issue Date: Nov-2006
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: Green tea (C. sinensis) extract (GTE) dose dependently produced reversal of despair in normal, reserpinised and diabetic mice, thereby demonstrating an antidepressant effect. Although the exact mechanism is yet to be explored, the possible inhibition of catechol-o-methyl transferase and monoamine oxidase enzymes may be responsible for antidepressant activity of GTE.
Page(s): 913-917
ISSN: 0975-1009 (Online); 0019-5189 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJEB Vol.44(11) [November 2006]

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