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Biochemistry Research International
Volume 2014, Article ID 259763, 9 pages
Research Article

Green Tea Potentially Ameliorates Bisphenol A-Induced Oxidative Stress: An In Vitro and In Silico Study

1Department of Zoology, University School of Sciences, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad 380009, India
2Department of Bioinformatics, Applied Botany Center, University School of Sciences, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad 380009, India

Received 29 December 2013; Revised 22 May 2014; Accepted 28 May 2014; Published 10 August 2014

Academic Editor: Angel Catalá

Copyright © 2014 Hiral Suthar et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The present investigation was an attempt to elucidate oxidative stress induced by bisphenol A on erythrocytes and its amelioration by green tea extract. For this, venous blood samples from healthy human adults were collected in EDTA vials and used for preparation of erythrocytes suspension. When erythrocyte suspensions were treated with different concentrations of BPA/, a dose-dependent increase in hemolysis occurred. Similarly, when erythrocytes suspensions were treated with either different concentrations of (0.05–0.25 mM) along with BPA (50 μg/mL) or 0.05 mM along with different concentrations of BPA (50–250 μg/mL), dose-dependent significant increase in hemolysis occurred. The effect of BPA and was found to be additive. For the confirmation, binding capacity of bisphenol A with erythrocyte proteins (hemoglobin, catalase, and glutathione peroxidase) was inspected using molecular docking tool, which showed presence of various hydrogen bonds of BPA with the proteins. The present data clearly indicates that BPA causes oxidative stress in a similar way as . Concurrent addition of different concentrations (10–50 μg/mL) of green tea extract to reaction mixture containing high dose of bisphenol A (250 μg/mL) caused concentration-dependent amelioration in bisphenol A-induced hemolysis. The effect was significant (). It is concluded that BPA-induced oxidative stress could be significantly mitigated by green tea extract.