camellia

Summary

Summary: A plant genus in the family THEACEAE, order ERICALES best known for CAMELLIA SINENSIS which is the source of Oriental TEA.

Top Publications

  1. Zhu L, Xu M, Zhu H, Wang D, Yang S, Yang C, et al. New flavan-3-ol dimer from green tea produced from Camellia taliensis in the Ai-Lao mountains of Southwest China. J Agric Food Chem. 2012;60:12170-6 pubmed publisher
    b>Camellia taliensis (W. W. Smith) Melchior, belonging to the genus Camellia sect. Thea (Theaceae), is an endemic species distributed from the west and southwest of Yunnan province, China, to the north of Myanmar...
  2. Yoshikawa M, Morikawa T, Asao Y, Fujiwara E, Nakamura S, Matsuda H. Medicinal flowers. XV. The structures of noroleanane- and oleanane-type triterpene oligoglycosides with gastroprotective and platelet aggregation activities from flower buds of Camellia japonica. Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo). 2007;55:606-12 pubmed
    The methanolic extract from the flowers buds of Camellia japonica L. (Theaceae) were found to exhibit potent inhibitory activities on ethanol- or indomethacin-induced gastric mucosal lesions in rats...
  3. Toju H. Fine-scale local adaptation of weevil mouthpart length and camellia pericarp thickness: altitudinal gradient of a putative arms race. Evolution. 2008;62:1086-102 pubmed publisher
    ..In an antagonistic system involving a plant, the Japanese camellia (Camellia japonica), and its obligate seed predator, the camellia weevil (Curculio camelliae), I elucidated the ..
  4. Shi C, Liu Y, Huang H, Xia E, Zhang H, Gao L. Contradiction between plastid gene transcription and function due to complex posttranscriptional splicing: an exemplary study of ycf15 function and evolution in angiosperms. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e59620 pubmed publisher
    ..On basis of sequencing the three complete Camellia (Theaceae) chloroplast genomes for the first time, we comprehensively analyzed the evolutionary patterns of ycf15,..
  5. Toju H, Sota T. Adaptive divergence of scaling relationships mediates the arms race between a weevil and its host plant. Biol Lett. 2006;2:539-42 pubmed
    ..In the antagonistic interaction between a seed-predatory insect, the camellia weevil (Curculio camelliae), and its host plant, Japanese camellia (Camellia japonica), we examined the ..
  6. Toju H, Sota T. Phylogeography and the geographic cline in the armament of a seed-predatory weevil: effects of historical events vs. natural selection from the host plant. Mol Ecol. 2006;15:4161-73 pubmed
    Japanese camellia (Camellia japonica) and its seed predator, the camellia weevil (Curculio camelliae), provide a notable example of a geographic mosaic of coevolution...
  7. Yang J, Yang S, Li H, Yang J, Li D. Comparative chloroplast genomes of camellia species. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e73053 pubmed publisher
    b>Camellia, comprising more than 200 species, is a valuable economic commodity due to its enormously popular commercial products: tea leaves, flowers, and high-quality edible oils...
  8. Lee V, Chen C, Liao Y, Tzen J, Chang C. Structural determination and DPPH radical-scavenging activity of two acylated flavonoid tetraglycosides in oolong tea (Camellia sinensis). Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo). 2008;56:851-3 pubmed
    ..Compounds 1 and 2 exhibited scavenging activity against DPPH radical with EC(50) values of 30.5 and 487.2 microM, respectively...
  9. Singh K, Rani A, Kumar S, Sood P, Mahajan M, Yadav S, et al. An early gene of the flavonoid pathway, flavanone 3-hydroxylase, exhibits a positive relationship with the concentration of catechins in tea (Camellia sinensis). Tree Physiol. 2008;28:1349-56 pubmed
    Tea (Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze) leaves are a major source of flavonoids that mainly belong to the flavan 3-ols or catechins. Apart from being responsible for tea quality, these compounds have medicinal properties...

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  1. Chen Y, Yang C, Chang M, Ciou Y, Huang Y. Foam properties and detergent abilities of the saponins from Camellia oleifera. Int J Mol Sci. 2010;11:4417-25 pubmed publisher
    The defatted seed meal of Camellia oleifera has been used as a natural detergent and its extract is commercially utilized as a foam-stabilizing and emulsifying agent...
  2. Wen Q, Xu L, Gu Y, Huang M, Xu L. Development of polymorphic microsatellite markers in Camellia chekiangoleosa (Theaceae) using 454-ESTs. Am J Bot. 2012;99:e203-5 pubmed publisher
    A set of microsatellite markers for Camellia chekiangoleosa was developed and characterized using 454 sequencing technology to study the population genetic structure and the diversity of germplasm collections.
  3. Gao D, Zhang Y, Yang C, Chen K, Jiang H. Phenolic antioxidants from green tea produced from Camellia taliensis. J Agric Food Chem. 2008;56:7517-21 pubmed publisher
    The chemical constituents of green tea prepared from the leaves of Camellia taliensis (W. W. Smith) Melchior (Theaceae) were investigated for the first time...
  4. Tung N, Ding Y, Choi E, Minh C, Kim Y. New neolignan component from Camellia amplexicaulis and effects on osteoblast differentiation. Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo). 2009;57:65-8 pubmed
    A new neolignan named "camellioside A" (1) has been isolated from the leaves and branches of Camellia amplexicaulis, along with seven known glycosides (2-8)...
  5. Ye Y, Xing H, Chen X. Anti-inflammatory and analgesic activities of the hydrolyzed sasanquasaponins from the defatted seeds of Camellia oleifera. Arch Pharm Res. 2013;36:941-51 pubmed publisher
    The defatted seeds of Camellia oleifera (Abel.) are used for stopping itching and pain in old days, the effective compounds need to be investigated...
  6. Paveto C, Güida M, Esteva M, Martino V, Coussio J, Flawia M, et al. Anti-Trypanosoma cruzi activity of green tea (Camellia sinensis) catechins. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2004;48:69-74 pubmed
    ..An ethyl acetate fraction from Camellia sinensis green tea leaves, which contains most of the polyphenolic compounds and the maximal trypanocidal ..
  7. Kaundun S, Matsumoto S. Heterologous nuclear and chloroplast microsatellite amplification and variation in tea, Camellia sinensis. Genome. 2002;45:1041-8 pubmed
    ..of heterologous chloroplast and nuclear microsatellite primers was taken to detect polymorphism among 24 tea (Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze) genotypes, including both the assamica and the sinensis varieties...
  8. Chen L, Chen J, Xu H. Sasanquasaponin from Camellia oleifera Abel. induces cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in human breast cancer MCF-7 cells. Fitoterapia. 2013;84:123-9 pubmed publisher
    Sasanquasaponin (SQS) is a triterpenoid extracted from the Chinese medicinal plant Camellia oleifera Abel. Little knowledge about the role of SQS in the prevention and treatment of cancer is available...
  9. Zhou X, Fan Z, Chen Y, Zhu Y, Li J, Yin H. Functional analyses of a flavonol synthase-like gene from Camellia nitidissima reveal its roles in flavonoid metabolism during floral pigmentation. J Biosci. 2013;38:593-604 pubmed
    ..The yellow flower of Camellia nitidissima Chi...
  10. Hirose D, Matsuoka S, Osono T. Assessment of the fungal diversity and succession of ligninolytic endophytes in Camellia japonica leaves using clone library analysis. Mycologia. 2013;105:837-43 pubmed publisher
    Fungal assemblages in live, newly shed and partly decomposed leaves of Camellia japonica were investigated with a clone library analysis to assess the fungal diversity and succession in a subtropical forest in southern Japan...
  11. Sugimoto S, Chi G, Kato Y, Nakamura S, Matsuda H, Yoshikawa M. Medicinal Flowers. XXVI. structures of acylated oleanane-type triterpene oligoglycosides, yuchasaponins A, B, C, and D, from the flower buds of Camellia oleifera-gastroprotective, aldose reductase inhibitory, and radical scavenging effects-. Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo). 2009;57:269-75 pubmed
    The methanolic extract and its 1-butanol-soluble fraction from the flower buds of Camellia oleifera ABEL were found to exhibit inhibitory effects on ethanol- and indomethacin-induced gastric mucosal lesions in rats...
  12. Lu H, Jiang W, Ghiassi M, Lee S, Nitin M. Classification of Camellia (Theaceae) species using leaf architecture variations and pattern recognition techniques. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e29704 pubmed publisher
    Leaf characters have been successfully utilized to classify Camellia (Theaceae) species; however, leaf characters combined with supervised pattern recognition techniques have not been previously explored...
  13. Ueno S, Tomaru N, Yoshimaru H, Manabe T, Yamamoto S. Size-class differences in genetic structure and individual distribution of Camellia japonica L. in a Japanese old-growth evergreen forest. Heredity (Edinb). 2002;89:120-6 pubmed
    Size-class differences in genetic structure and individual spatial distribution were investigated for Camellia japonica within a 1-ha plot in a Japanese old-growth evergreen forest using microsatellite markers...
  14. Ueno S, Tomaru N, Yoshimaru H, Manabe T, Yamamoto S. Effects of canopy gaps on the genetic structure of Camellia japonica saplings in a Japanese old-growth evergreen forest. Heredity (Edinb). 2006;96:304-10 pubmed
    The genetic structure of Camellia japonica saplings was investigated in relation to canopy conditions in an old-growth evergreen forest in Tsushima, Japan...
  15. Yoshikawa M, Morikawa T, Li N, Nagatomo A, Li X, Matsuda H. Bioactive saponins and glycosides. XXIII. Triterpene saponins with gastroprotective effect from the seeds of Camellia sinensis--theasaponins E3, E4, E5, E6, and E7. Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo). 2005;53:1559-64 pubmed
    The saponin fraction from the seeds of the tea plant [Camellia sinensis (L.) O. KUNTZE (Theaceae)] was found to exhibit potent protective effects on ethanol- and indomethacin-induced gastric mucosal lesions in rats...
  16. Ye Y, Guo Y, Luo Y, Wang Y. Isolation and free radical scavenging activities of a novel biflavonoid from the shells of Camellia oleifera Abel. Fitoterapia. 2012;83:1585-9 pubmed publisher
    Oil production from the seeds of Camellia oleifera Abel. causes a great waste of shells which contain a lot of bioactive components. The aim of this research was to isolate flavonoid from the shells of C. oleifera Abel...
  17. Zhong Z, Connor H, Froh M, Lind H, Bunzendahl H, Mason R, et al. Polyphenols from Camellia sinenesis prevent primary graft failure after transplantation of ethanol-induced fatty livers from rats. Free Radic Biol Med. 2004;36:1248-58 pubmed
    ..This study investigated if antioxidant polyphenols from Camellia sinenesis (green tea) prevent failure of fatty grafts from ethanol-treated rats...
  18. Toju H. Interpopulation variation in predator foraging behaviour promotes the evolutionary divergence of prey. J Evol Biol. 2007;20:1544-53 pubmed
    ..In an interaction between a seed-predatory insect, the camellia weevil (Curculio camelliae), and its host plant, the Japanese camellia (Camellia japonica), I tested whether the ..
  19. Ye Y, Xing H, Guo Y. Hypolipidemic effect of a novel biflavonoid from shells of Camellia oleifera (Abel.). Indian J Exp Biol. 2013;51:458-63 pubmed
    b>Camellia oleifera Abel. [C. oleosa (Lour.) Rehd.], an evergreen plant, is used for healthful oil production, but the shells are always discarded and need to be utilized...
  20. Feás X, Estevinho L, Salinero C, Vela P, Sainz M, Vazquez Tato M, et al. Triacylglyceride, antioxidant and antimicrobial features of virgin Camellia oleifera, C. reticulata and C. sasanqua Oils. Molecules. 2013;18:4573-87 pubmed publisher
    Virgin oils obtained from seeds of Camellia oleifera (CO), Camellia reticulata (CR) and Camellia sasanqua (CS) were studied for their triacylglyceride composition, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities...
  21. Jung E, Lee J, Baek J, Jung K, Lee J, Huh S, et al. Effect of Camellia japonica oil on human type I procollagen production and skin barrier function. J Ethnopharmacol. 2007;112:127-31 pubmed
    ..In this study, we investigated the possibility that Camellia japonica oil (CJ oil) may be introduced as an anit-wrinkle agent...
  22. Osono T. Endophytic and epiphytic phyllosphere fungi of Camellia japonica: seasonal and leaf age-dependent variations. Mycologia. 2008;100:387-91 pubmed
    Seasonal and leaf age-dependent variations in the endophytic and epiphytic phyllosphere fungal assemblages of Camellia japonica were examined and compared. Live leaves of C...
  23. Li W, Li Y, Zhai Y, Chen W, Kurihara H, He R. Theacrine, a purine alkaloid obtained from Camellia assamica var. kucha, attenuates restraint stress-provoked liver damage in mice. J Agric Food Chem. 2013;61:6328-35 pubmed publisher
    ..In this study, we isolated theacrine from Camellia assamica var. kucha and investigated its protective effects on liver damage induced by restraint stress in mice...
  24. Peng L, Khan N, Afaq F, Ye C, Mukhtar H. In vitro and in vivo effects of water extract of white cocoa tea (Camellia ptilophylla) against human prostate cancer. Pharm Res. 2010;27:1128-37 pubmed publisher
    ..We evaluated the chemotherapeutic effect of water extract of white cocoa tea (WCTE) against human prostate cancer (PCa) in vitro and in vivo...
  25. Zhang X, Han Y, Bao G, Ling T, Zhang L, Gao L, et al. A new saponin from tea seed pomace (Camellia oleifera Abel) and its protective effect on PC12 cells. Molecules. 2012;17:11721-8 pubmed publisher
    A new triterpenoid saponin, oleiferasaponin A?, was isolated from tea seed pomace (Camellia oleifera Abel)...
  26. Huang H, Tong Y, Zhang Q, Gao L. Genome size variation among and within Camellia species by using flow cytometric analysis. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e64981 pubmed publisher
    The genus Camellia, belonging to the family Theaceae, is economically important group in flowering plants. Frequent interspecific hybridization together with polyploidization has made them become taxonomically "difficult taxa"...
  27. Lee C, Yen G. Antioxidant activity and bioactive compounds of tea seed (Camellia oleifera Abel.) oil. J Agric Food Chem. 2006;54:779-84 pubmed
    The oil of tea seed (Camellia oleifera Abel.) is used extensively in China as cooking oil. The objectives of this study were to investigate the antioxidant activity of tea seed oil and its active compounds...
  28. Liu Y, Yang S, Ji P, Gao L. Phylogeography of Camellia taliensis (Theaceae) inferred from chloroplast and nuclear DNA: insights into evolutionary history and conservation. BMC Evol Biol. 2012;12:92 pubmed publisher
    As one of the most important but seriously endangered wild relatives of the cultivated tea, Camellia taliensis harbors valuable gene resources for tea tree improvement in the future...
  29. Thao N, Hung T, Lee M, Kim J, Min B, Bae K. Triterpenoids from Camellia japonica and their cytotoxic activity. Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo). 2010;58:121-4 pubmed
    From the ethyl acetate fraction of the stem bark of Camellia japonica, three new triterpenoids, 3beta-O-acetyl-16beta-hydroxy-12-oxoolean (6), 3beta-O-acetyl-16beta-hydroxy-11-oxoolean-12-ene (7), and 3beta-O-acetyl-16beta-hydroxyolean-12-..
  30. Lee C, Shih P, Hsu C, Yen G. Hepatoprotection of tea seed oil (Camellia oleifera Abel.) against CCl4-induced oxidative damage in rats. Food Chem Toxicol. 2007;45:888-95 pubmed
    The oil of tea seed (Camellia oleifera Abel.) is used extensively in China for cooking. This study was designed to evaluate the effects of tea seed oil on CCl(4)-induced acute hepatotoxicity in rats...
  31. Thompson J. Coevolution: the geographic mosaic of coevolutionary arms races. Curr Biol. 2005;15:R992-4 pubmed
    ..Coevolutionary arms races between species can favor exaggeration of traits for attack and defense, but relentless escalation of these arms races does not necessarily occur in all populations...
  32. Luo D, Zhang L, Shi B, Song X. Two new oxysporone derivatives from the fermentation broth of the endophytic plant fungus Pestalotiopsis karstenii isolated from stems of Camellia sasanqua. Molecules. 2012;17:8554-60 pubmed publisher
    ..were from the fermentation broth of the endophytic plant fungus Pestalotiopsis karstenii isolated from stems of Camellia sasanqua...
  33. Li K, Liu C, Shiu H, Wong H, Siu W, Zhang C, et al. Cocoa tea (Camellia ptilophylla) water extract inhibits adipocyte differentiation in mouse 3T3-L1 preadipocytes. Sci Rep. 2016;6:20172 pubmed publisher
    Cocoa tea (Camellia ptilophylla) is a naturally decaffeinated tea plant. Previously we found that cocoa tea demonstrated a beneficial effect against high-fat diet induced obesity, hepatic steatosis, and hyperlipidemia in mice...
  34. Tong M, Gao W, Jiao W, Zhou J, Li Y, He L, et al. Uptake, Translocation, Metabolism, and Distribution of Glyphosate in Nontarget Tea Plant (Camellia sinensis L.). J Agric Food Chem. 2017;65:7638-7646 pubmed publisher
  35. Fu X, Chen Y, Mei X, Katsuno T, Kobayashi E, Dong F, et al. Regulation of formation of volatile compounds of tea (Camellia sinensis) leaves by single light wavelength. Sci Rep. 2015;5:16858 pubmed publisher
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate whether formation of volatiles in preharvest and postharvest tea (Camellia sinensis) leaves can be regulated by light wavelength...
  36. Li Y, Ouyang S, Chang Y, Wang T, Li W, Tian H, et al. A comparative analysis of chemical compositions in Camellia sinensis var. puanensis Kurihara, a novel Chinese tea, by HPLC and UFLC-Q-TOF-MS/MS. Food Chem. 2017;216:282-8 pubmed publisher
    b>Camellia sinensis var. puanensis Kurihara (Puan tea) is a kind of ancient tea plant newly found in Jiangxipo and the surrounding areas of Puan County (Guizhou, China)...
  37. Xia E, Zhang H, Sheng J, Li K, Zhang Q, Kim C, et al. The Tea Tree Genome Provides Insights into Tea Flavor and Independent Evolution of Caffeine Biosynthesis. Mol Plant. 2017;10:866-877 pubmed publisher
    ..9%), 3.02-Gb genome of the cultivated tea tree Camellia sinensis...
  38. de Oliveira L, Das S, da Silva E, Gao P, Gress J, Liu Y, et al. Metal concentrations in traditional and herbal teas and their potential risks to human health. Sci Total Environ. 2018;633:649-657 pubmed publisher
    Food and beverage consumption is an important route for human exposure to metals. Traditional tea (Camellia sinensis) is a widely-consumed beverage, which may contain toxic metals...
  39. Jeyaraj A, Liu S, Zhang X, Zhang R, Shangguan M, Wei C. Genome-wide identification of microRNAs responsive to Ectropis oblique feeding in tea plant (Camellia sinensis L.). Sci Rep. 2017;7:13634 pubmed publisher
    The tea plant (Camellia sinensis L.) is vulnerable to the geometrid Ectropis oblique; although microRNAs (miRNAs) are important for plant growth, development and stress response, the function of miRNAs in the response of C...
  40. Mei X, Liu X, Zhou Y, Wang X, Zeng L, Fu X, et al. Formation and emission of linalool in tea (Camellia sinensis) leaves infested by tea green leafhopper (Empoasca (Matsumurasca) onukii Matsuda). Food Chem. 2017;237:356-363 pubmed publisher
    Famous oolong tea (Oriental Beauty), which is manufactured by tea leaves (Camellia sinensis) infected with tea green leafhoppers, contains characteristic volatile monoterpenes derived from linalool...
  41. Fang R, Redfern S, Kirkup D, Porter E, Kite G, Terry L, et al. Variation of theanine, phenolic, and methylxanthine compounds in 21 cultivars of Camellia sinensis harvested in different seasons. Food Chem. 2017;220:517-526 pubmed publisher
    This is the first study to use chemometric methods to differentiate among 21 cultivars of Camellia sinensis from China and between leaves harvested at different times of the year using 30 compounds implicated in the taste and quality of ..
  42. Liu F, Hou L, Raza M, Cai L. Pestalotiopsis and allied genera from Camellia, with description of 11 new species from China. Sci Rep. 2017;7:866 pubmed publisher
    A total of 124 Pestalotiopsis-like isolates associated with symptomatic and asymptomatic tissues of Camellia sinensis and other Camellia spp. from eight provinces in China were investigated...
  43. Carvalho S, Carvalho N. Dye degradation by green heterogeneous Fenton catalysts prepared in presence of Camellia sinensis. J Environ Manage. 2017;187:82-88 pubmed publisher
    This work describes the synthesis and characterization of supported green iron catalysts, prepared with Camellia sinensis tea extract, and their application in heterogeneous Fenton degradation of pollutant dyes...
  44. Barrella M, Heringer O, Cardoso P, Pimentel E, Scherer R, Lenz D, et al. Metals Content in Herbal Supplements. Biol Trace Elem Res. 2017;175:488-494 pubmed publisher
    ..the level of metals in extracts of plants prescribed as weight loss supplements, different brands containing Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze, Citrus aurantium L., Cordia ecalyculata Vell, Ilex paraguariensis A. St...
  45. Zeng S, Liu J, He M, Huang Q. [Protection of camelliasaponin C against injury of myocardial cells by anoxia/reoxygenation and mechanism thereof]. Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2007;87:1637-40 pubmed
    ..Glib can abolish the cardioprotective effect of CS-C pretreatment. ..
  46. Dias T, Alves M, Casal S, Silva B, Oliveira P. The single and synergistic effects of the major tea components caffeine, epigallocatechin-3-gallate and L-theanine on rat sperm viability. Food Funct. 2016;7:1301-5 pubmed publisher
    Caffeine, epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) and L-theanine are the major components of tea (Camellia sinensis L.) and the main representatives of the classes of methylxanthines, catechins and free amino acids present in this beverage...
  47. Cao G, Zhong Z, Xie D, Liu Y. [Analysis of Camellia rosthorniana populations fecundity]. Ying Yong Sheng Tai Xue Bao. 2004;15:363-6 pubmed
    With the method of space substituting time, the structure of Camellia rosthorniana populations in three forest communities, i.e., Jiant bamboo forest, coniferous and broad-leaved mixed forest, and evergreen broad-leaved forest in Mt...
  48. Nirumand M, Hajialyani M, Rahimi R, Farzaei M, Zingue S, Nabavi S, et al. Dietary Plants for the Prevention and Management of Kidney Stones: Preclinical and Clinical Evidence and Molecular Mechanisms. Int J Mol Sci. 2018;19: pubmed publisher
    ..i>Camellia sinensis (green tea), Rubus idaeus (raspberry), Rubia cordifolia (common madder), ..
  49. Ranatunge I, Adikary S, Dasanayake P, Fernando C, Soysa P. Development of a Rapid and Simple Method to Remove Polyphenols from Plant Extracts. Int J Anal Chem. 2017;2017:7230145 pubmed publisher
    ..Standards of gallic acid, epigallocatechin gallate, vanillin, and tea extracts (Camellia sinensis) were used in this study. PVPP powder was packed in a syringe with different quantities...
  50. Niho N, Mutoh M, Sakano K, Takahashi M, Hirano S, Nukaya H, et al. Inhibition of intestinal carcinogenesis by a new flavone derivative, chafuroside, in oolong tea. Cancer Sci. 2006;97:248-51 pubmed
    ..Chafuroside-associated toxicity was not observed at 2.5-10 p.p.m. in Min mice and 10-20 p.p.m. in AOM-treated rats. These results suggest that chafuroside might be a good chemopreventive agent for colon cancer. ..
  51. Spadiene A, Savickiene N, Ivanauskas L, Jakstas V, Skesters A, Silova A, et al. Antioxidant effects of Camellia sinensis L. extract in patients with type 2 diabetes. J Food Drug Anal. 2014;22:505-511 pubmed publisher
    ..Overall, these findings are attractive for diabetic patients, helping them to keep a high level of performance and well-being, which ultimately may delay the time of disability and reduce mortality. ..
  52. Liu F, Wang Y, Ding Z, Zhao L, Xiao J, Wang L, et al. Transcriptomic analysis of flower development in tea (Camellia sinensis (L.)). Gene. 2017;631:39-51 pubmed publisher
    ..sinensis. Our data also provided a useful database for further research of tea and other species of plants. ..
  53. Zhang C, Wang L, Wei K, Wu L, Li H, Zhang F, et al. Transcriptome analysis reveals self-incompatibility in the tea plant (Camellia sinensis) might be under gametophytic control. BMC Genomics. 2016;17:359 pubmed publisher
    ..SI mechanisms are quite complicated and still poorly understood in many plants. Tea (Camellia sinensis L.) belonging to the family of Theaceae, exhibits high levels of SI and high heterozygosity...
  54. Agudelo C, Packirisamy M, Geitmann A. Influence of Electric Fields and Conductivity on Pollen Tube Growth assessed via Electrical Lab-on-Chip. Sci Rep. 2016;6:19812 pubmed publisher
    ..Pollen from the species Camellia displayed differential sensitivity to electric fields depending on whether the entire cell or only its growing ..
  55. Li J, Hashimoto F, Shimizu K, Sakata Y. Anthocyanins from red flowers of Camellia reticulata LINDL. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2007;71:2833-6 pubmed
    ..their acylated derivatives, cyanidin 3-lathyroside and cyanidin 3-galactoside, were isolated from red flowers of Camellia reticulata...
  56. Ashihara H, Sano H, Crozier A. Caffeine and related purine alkaloids: biosynthesis, catabolism, function and genetic engineering. Phytochemistry. 2008;69:841-56 pubmed
    ..Metabolism of purine alkaloids in species including Camellia, Coffea, Theobroma and Ilex plants is summarised, and evidence for the involvement of caffeine in chemical ..
  57. Lin X, Gao X, Chen Z, Zhang Y, Luo W, Li X, et al. Spontaneously Assembled Nano-aggregates in Clear Green Tea Infusions from Camellia ptilophylla and Camellia sinensis. J Agric Food Chem. 2017;65:3757-3766 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we characterized nano-aggregates in green tea infusions from Camellia ptilophylla, a peculiar tea variety with 6...
  58. Oitate H, Noguchi K, Sone K, Terashima I, Suzuki A. Patterns of photoassimilate translocation to reproductive shoots from adjacent shoots in Camellia sasanqua by manipulation of sink-source balance between the shoots. J Plant Res. 2011;124:131-6 pubmed publisher
    To know to what extent reproductive shoots are autonomous in Camellia sasanqua, we manipulated the sink-source balance between the reproductive shoots and their adjacent shoots by selecting vegetative or reproductive adjacent shoots, or ..
  59. McLaughlin N, Annabi B, Lachambre M, Kim K, Bahary J, Moumdjian R, et al. Combined low dose ionizing radiation and green tea-derived epigallocatechin-3-gallate treatment induces human brain endothelial cells death. J Neurooncol. 2006;80:111-21 pubmed
    ..Strategies sensitizing brain tumor-derived EC to IR may enhance the efficacy of radiotherapy and EGCg may represent such a potential agent...
  60. Zong J, Peng Y, Bao G, Hou R, Wan X. Two New Oleanane-Type Saponins with Anti-Proliferative Activity from Camellia oleifera Abel. Seed Cake. Molecules. 2016;21: pubmed publisher
    Two new oleanane-type saponins, named oleiferasaponins Câ‚„ (1) and Câ‚… (2), were isolated from Camellia oleifera Abel. seed cake residue...
  61. Miura D, Kida Y, Nojima H. Camellia oil and its distillate fractions effectively inhibit the spontaneous metastasis of mouse melanoma BL6 cells. FEBS Lett. 2007;581:2541-8 pubmed
    ..In the present study, we tested camellia oil, olive oil and cottonseed oil which are rich in oleamide-like oleic acid for their inhibitory potency on Cx26-..
  62. Li J, Hashimoto F, Shimizu K, Sakata Y. Anthocyanins from red flowers of Camellia cultivar 'Dalicha'. Phytochemistry. 2008;69:3166-71 pubmed publisher
    ..the known cyanidin 3-O-(2-O-beta-xylopyranosyl)-beta-galactopyranoside (1), were isolated from red flowers of Camellia cultivar 'Dalicha' (Camellia reticulata) by chromatography using open columns...
  63. Jeong Y, Choi Y, Kim D, Park S, Yoon J, Kwon S, et al. Cytoprotective effect of green tea extract and quercetin against hydrogen peroxide-induced oxidative stress. Arch Pharm Res. 2005;28:1251-6 pubmed
  64. Toju H, Abe H, Ueno S, Miyazawa Y, Taniguchi F, Sota T, et al. Climatic gradients of arms race coevolution. Am Nat. 2011;177:562-73 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we examined the arms race coevolution involving a seed-eating weevil with a long snout and its camellia plant host with a thick fruit coat (pericarp) throughout the marked climatic gradient observed across the ..
  65. Wu X, Tang L, Lin H, Wang Y, Feng B. Flavonoids from seeds of Camellia semiserrata Chi. and their estrogenic activity. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2008;72:2428-31 pubmed
    Two new flavonol glycosides and three known flavonoids were isolated from seeds of Camellia semiserrata Chi...
  66. Tang L, Feng B, Shi L, Wu X, Shi H, Miao Y, et al. [Study on the theraputic effect of plants of Camellia genus on osteoporosis]. Zhong Yao Cai. 2008;31:1540-4 pubmed
    ..To observe anti-osteoporotic effect of Plants of Camelia genus induced by retinoic acid in rats, in adqulis crude drug dosage, and to compare activities of them...
  67. Yuan J, Wang C, Chen H, Zhou H, Ye J. Prediction of fatty acid composition in Camellia oleifera oil by near infrared transmittance spectroscopy (NITS). Food Chem. 2013;138:1657-62 pubmed publisher
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