Consortium E : Tea & Health Completed Projects

Profile of NTRF Funded Projects as on 31.12.2016 (Completed)

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1 Anticarcinogenic and Antimutagenic effects of Black Tea. Human Health Cancer related ITRC, Lucknow (1998-01)
2 Antioxidant Role of Black Tea Infusion on the oxidative Damage of Proteins. Human Health Cancer related Calcutta University (1999-02)
3 Use of Black Tea in Reducing Cytotoxic Effects of Heavy Metal Pollutants. Human Health Arsenic related V.I.M.S., R. K. Mission Seva Pratishthan (2000-02)
4 An approach to induce selective apoptosis in tumor cells without harming the normal cells of the host by black tea extract. Human Health Cancer related Bose Institute,           (2001-03)
5 Evaluation of the medicinal properties including antineoplastic property of tea root extract and its active constituents. Human Health Medicinal Property IICB, Jadavpur, Kolkata, (2001-03)
6 Investigations on chemopreventive efficacy of Black Tea, the popular beverage in India. Human Health Cancer related Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai, Parel (2001-04)
7 Prospective anti-osteoporosis and anti-hepato-pancreatitis effects of Black Tea Extract. Human Health Cancer related Dept of Physiology, Presidency College. (2001-04)
8 Modulation of Cytotoxicity and Genotoxicity of Arsenic Compounds in Mammalian cells by Tea Extract and its Polyphenols  Human Health Arsenic related Department of Environmental Carcinogenesis & Toxicology. Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, Kolkata (2002-04)
9 Pharmacological Evaluation of the Medicinal Properties of Indian Black Tea Human Health Medicinal Property Dept. of Pharmaceutical Technology Jadavpur University,  Kolkata (2002-04)
10 Therapeutic potential of black tea in various gastrointestinal (GI) disorders : Study with theaflavins and other black tea constituents Human Health Medicinal Property Drug Development Division Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Jadavpur, (2002-04)
11 Antioxidant Potential of Black Tea on Prostrate Cancer Human Health Cancer related Industrial Toxicology Research Centre, Lucknow-226002, U.P. (2002-05)
12 Evaluation of the role of Black Tea in the Prevention of Lung Cancer. Human Health Cancer related Deptt of Cancer Chemoprevention, Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, Kolkata (2002-04)
13 Black tea as an antidote for cigarette smoke induced oxidative damage of proteins and DNA as well as cancer (II phase) Human Health Cancer related Dr.B.C.Ghua Centre for genetic engineering & biotechnology, Calcutta University (2002-05)
14 Role of tea polyphenols on the sensitivity of human leukemic cells to apoptosis Human Health: Cancer related Dept. of Environmental Carcinogenesis, Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, Kolkata (2003-05)
15 Effect of Tea on Oral Mucosal Cells. Human Health Cancer related Ramkrishna Mission Seva Pratishthan, VIM Sciences, Kolkata (2003-06)
16 Immunomodulatory activity of Black Tea Human Health: Immunomodulatory activity Department of Physiology, Calcutta University (2003-06)
17 Stress-Hypertension and effect of tea Human Health:Hypertension University of Calcutta (2004-2006)
18 Evaluation of pro and antioxidant properties of black tea in relation to regulation of mitochondrial death cascade in cancer and immune cells Human Health: Cancer related Animal Physiology Section Bose Institute (2004-2006)
19 Assessment of anti-stress and aging defence activities of black tea thearubigins and theaflavins Human Health: Anti Stress Dept. of Zoology, University of Calcutta (2004-2007)
20 Evaluation of the role of Black Tea in the Prevention of Lung Cancer - Phase II Study. Human Health: Cancer related CNCI, Kolkata (2005-2006)
21 Study of Genotypic Predisposition to Oral Cancer modified by Tea: A collaborative study of the population of Assam. Human Health: Cancer related Jointly by VIMS, Kolkata and Dibrugarh University, Assam (2005-2007)
22 Effect of Tea Polyphenols on invasive potential of tumor cells Human Health: Cancer related CNCI, Kolkata (2005-2008)
23 A study to evaluate the possible ameliorating effects of Black Tea Extract (BTE) on Obesity-induced lever abd bone pathophysiologic changes. Human Health Presidency College, Kolkata (2006-2008)
24 Inhibitory Role of Black Tea on Cigarette smoke - induced Emphysema as well as NF-kB-mediated inflammatory response using the Guinea Pig as a model animal Medicinal Properties of Tea Dr. B. C. Guho Centre for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology, University of Calcutta (2006-2009)
25 Comparative Antimutegenic and Anticarconogenic effects of Black Tea polyphenols Theaflavins, Thearubigins and the different fractions of Thearubigins in multiple test system. Human Health Indian Instititute of Chemical Biology, Jadavpur, Kolkata - (2006-2009)
26 Health status of female tea garden workers with special reference to incidence of anaemia and malnutrition Human Health VIMS, RKMSP, Kolkata
27 Studies with some chemical constituents as nutraceuticals of beverage Camellia sinensis with reference to antiulcerogenic activity and the mechanism involved Human Health Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research. Kolkata (2006-2009)
28 Effect of Green & Black Tea Extracts on Endocrine System (thyroid - Gonadal with possible Mode of Action. Human Health Department of Physiology, University College of Sciences, Kolkata, (2007-2009)
29 Does milk blunt the benefits of black tea - A physiological and biochemical study? Human Health  S. N. Pradhan Centre for Neuro Science, University of Calcutta (2007-2009)
30 Studies on the Protective role of Black Tea and Mint Tea against Changes in the Endothelial Function in Preeclamptic women Human Health  Bharthi Women's College, University of Chennai (2007-2009)
31 The Role of Black Tea in Modulation of Bio-activation and Detoxification of Carcionogen and in Prevention of Tobacco Associated ROS Generation Human Health  Chittaranjan Nation Cancer Institute, Kolkata (2007-2009)
32 Studies on Therapeutic Attributes of Polyphenols from Kangra Tea (Camellia Sinensis (L) O Kuntze. Human health/ Polyphenols Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya, palampur (2007-2010)
33 Evaluation of chemopreventive efficacy of polymerick Black Tea Polyphenols and Mechanism(s) of their Anti-Promoting Effectss. Human Health Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research & Education in Cancer (ACTREC), Tata Memorial Centre, (2007-2010)
34 Screening of anti stress and aging defence ingredients of tea by cell Biology assays Human Health  Genetics Research Unit, Department of Zoology, University of Calcutta,
35 Prevention of gastric Ulceration by Black Tea : an insight into Extracellular Matrix Remodeling of gastric tissues Human Health  IICB (2008-2011)
36 Multicentric stuudy on Effect of tea in cerebrovascular disease Human Health  VIMS, Kolkata, (2008-2012)
37 Studies on tea and tea root extracts to explore protective effects against radiation exposure Human Health  West Bengal University of Technology, Kolkata
38 Molecular action of Black tea extract against experimental arthritis Human Health  Calcutta University
39 Studies on the protective role of black tea and mint tea extracts in placental explant culture of preclamptic women - 2nd phase Human Health  Bharthi Women's College, University of Chennai
40 Evaluation of protective and healing effect of black tea against peptic ulcer diathesis using human cohort : A multi center study Human Health  IPGMER, Kolkata (2010-2012)
41 Protective action of Black tea against oral cancer, in relation to genetic polymorphisms amongst betel quid chewers in Eastern and North-Eastern India Human Health  VIMS, Kolkata, (2011-2013)
42 Application of Nanotechnology for improvement of bioefficacy of Tea Polyphenols Human Health  Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore
43 Effect of tea polyphenols Epigallocatechin gallate and Theaflavin on stem cell renewal pathways in oral lesions induced by tobacco related carcinogen N-nitrosodiethyl amine and human oral cancer cell lines for chemopreventive and therapeutic purpose Medicinal Properties of Tea CNCI-Kolkata (2012-2014)
44 Beneficial effect of Tea Extract against smokeless Tobacco induced oral mucosal damage : Toxicological assessment Medicinal Properties of Tea Calcutta University in collaboration with VIMS
45 Evaluation of Immunomodulatory activity of Black Tea (Camelia sinensis) Extract in Rheumatoid Arthritis : An Invitro Study of Expression of Inflamatory Molucules and Cytokines in Synovial Fluid and Tissue Cells of Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis Medicinal Properties of Tea IPGMER, Kolkata (2012-2015) Extended for One year (2016)
46 Development of new Neutraceutical product for Nootropic and Anti-stress agent from Indigenous Plant Beverage Black Tea (Camellia sinensis) - a pharmaco-clinical study Human Health  AYUSH with Calcutta University, Viharilal College (2013-2015)
47 Studies on the role of tea in modulating heme oxygenase-1 and cytochrome P450 in placental explant Medicinal Properties of Tea Bharthi Womens College, Chennai, (2013-2015)
48 Effect of Black Tea on Insulin Resistance : Human Cohort study with Mechanistic Approach Medicinal Properties of Tea KPC Medical College & Hospital, Jadavpur, Kolkata (2013-2016)
49 Assessment of cardiovascular risk with reference to oxidation of LDL in tea drinkers and non-tea drinkers: understanding the mechanism of action of black tea in hypercholesterolmic models Medicinal Properties of Tea DR. ALM PG Institute of Basic Med. Sciences, Uty of Madras (2014-16)