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Journal of Tea Science ›› 2016, Vol. 36 ›› Issue (1): 1-10.doi: 10.13305/j.cnki.jts.2016.01.001

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Progress in the Prevention of Tea Polyphenols on Alzheimer's Disease and Their Mechanisms

WEI Ran, XU Ping*, YING Le, WANG Yuefei   

  1. Department of Tea Science, Zhejiang Univerisity, Hangzhou 310058, China
  • Received:2015-08-28 Online:2016-02-15 Published:2019-08-23

Abstract: Alzheimer's disease, a kind of neurodegenerative disease, is caused by the abnormal neurons associated with cognitive function, which can lead to the decline of memory, even affect the independent action and swallow. It has been reported that tea polyphenols showed positive effects on Alzheimer's disease by inhibiting the accumulation of abnormal proteins, antioxidative, modulating neurotransmitter levels, regulating cell signaling pathways and anti-inflammatory, etc. In the present paper, the prevention of tea polyphenols on Alzheimer's disease was summarized, and their mechanisms were discussed as well.

Key words: Alzheimer's disease, tea polyphenols, abnormal proteins, neurotransmitter, anti-inflammatory

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