Tsujimura began researching the biochemistry of green tea alongside Dr Umetaro Suzuki, a doctor of agriculture who discovered vitamin B1
According to the study, published in the journal 'RSC Advances', green tea could help in tackling COVID-19.
A compound found in green tea called gallocatechin may help in the development of a drug that can combat the SARS-CoV-2.
The study of the direct interaction between the anti-cancer protein p53 and the green tea compound, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), published in the journal Nature Communications, points to a new target for cancer drug discovery.
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