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Journal of Zhejiang University-SCIENCE B

Journal of Zhejiang University-SCIENCE B

Biomedicine & Biotechnology

Editors-in-Chief: S.-m. DUAN; Z.-h. Liu

ISSN: 1673-1581 (print version)
ISSN: 1862-1783 (electronic version)

Journal no. 11585

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Tea and human health: biomedical functions of tea active components and current issues 

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Originating in China, tea and tea planting have spread throughout the world since the middle of the Tang dynasty. Now people from 160 countries in the world are accustomed to tea drinking. A brief history of tea’s medicinal role in China and its spread to the world are introduced. The effectiveness of tea active components and tea drinking on major human diseases, including cancer, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, and neurodegenerative diseases, is discussed. Also presented are some related issues, such as the bioavailability of tea active components, the new formulations of tea polyphenols, and the safety for consumers of dietary supplements containing tea polyphenols.

Against Ebola: type I interferon guard risk and mesenchymal stromal cell combat sepsis 

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The 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa triggered a global crisis. Nine countries have reported more than 20 000 infection cases in total and nearly 8000 lives have been lost. The actual death toll is likely much higher than this figure; the death rate is as high as 70%, considering confirmed cases.
The Ebola virus launches its destruction by shutting down the host’s innate and adaptive immune systems. The virus then replicates itself out of control and causes a cytokine storm in the host. Consequently, the host’s overdriven immune system attacks its own endothelial cells and this leads to multiple organ hemorrhagic damage, the host dies of septic shock finally. Under current circumstances where no specific interventions have shown effectiveness against the virus, our opinions are justified in applying a non-specific anti-viral approach during the incubation period of virus infection as an essential protection to put the host’s immune system into an alert state and henceforth to slow down the viral replication. When the viral infection proceeds to the terminal stage, the key factor would be applying a non-specific immune modulation approach to suppress the cytokine storm that causes multiple organ failure, in an attempt to open a time window for the host’s immune system to recover.
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    Journal of Zheijang University SCIENCE B - Biomedicine & Biotechnology is an international journal that aims to present the latest development and achievements in scientific research in China and abroad to the world’s scientific community.

    JZUS-B covers research in Biomedicine and Biotechnology and Biochemistry and topics related to life science subjects, such as Plant and Animal Sciences, Environment and Resource etc.

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