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Green Tea (Code C67048)

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Preferred Name: Green Tea

Definition: Tea derived from the dried leaves of the plant Camellia sinensis with potential antioxidant, chemopreventive, and lipid-lowering activities. Green tea contains polyphenols that are believed to be responsible for its chemopreventive effect. The polyphenol fraction contains mainly Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) and other catechins, such as epicatechin (EC), gallocatechin gallate (GCG), epigallocatechin (EGC), and epicatechin gallate (ECG). Green tea polyphenols act as antioxidants and free radical scavengers and may affect enzymes involved in cellular replication and tumor angiogenesis by modulating angiogenic factors, such as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF).

Display Name: Green Tea

Label: Green Tea

NCI Thesaurus Code: C67048 (Search for linked caDSR metadata)  (search value sets)

NCI Metathesaurus Link: C0795620  (see NCI Metathesaurus info)

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
Green Tea

External Source Codes: 
PDQ Closed Trial Search ID 533908
PDQ Open Trial Search ID 533908 (check for NCI PDQ open clinical trial info)
UMLS CUI C0795620

Other Properties:
     Name Value (qualifiers indented underneath)
code C67048
Contributing_Source CTRP
Legacy_Concept_Name Green_Tea
Semantic_Type Plant

Additional Concept Data: 
Defined Fully by Roles: No  


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