cafestol


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cafestol

(kaf'es-tol),
A diterpene in coffee beans.

cafestol

(kaf′ĕ-stol″)
The oily, aromatic hydrocarbon in coffee that raises serum cholesterol levels. It is largely removed when coffee is filtered.
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The compounds kahweol and cafestol enhance glutathione S-transferase action.
Kahweol and cafestol increase metabolic activity of GST of many different classes (alpha, mu, pi, and theta) and in several organs in the rat (Huber et al.
The diterpenes, cafestol and kahweol are the substances in coffee responsible (8) and boiled, Turkish/Greek and cafetiere coffee contain the highest levels of diterpene.
The coffee components kahweol and cafestol induce gammaglutamylcysteine synthetase, the rate limiting enzyme of chemoprotective glutathione synthesis, in several organs of the rat.
In addition, SVETOL does not contain two compounds called cafestol and kahweol that are typically found in most versions of GCBE; they have been shown to cause negative side effects in some people.
Two substances in coffee -- kahweol and cafestol -- raise cholesterol levels.
His team went on to identify a compound found in both decaf and normal coffee called cafestol that seems partially responsible for its neuro-protective effects.
Cafestol, a coffee-specific diterpene, induces apoptosis in renal carcinoma Caki cells through down-regulation of anti-apoptotic proteins and Akt phosphorylation.
Coffee made other ways, including French press and espresso, has higher levels of cafestol.
In cell cultures and animal studies, two diterpenes called cafestol and kahweol inhibit certain carcinogens and reduce concentrations of liver DNA adducts (pieces of DNA bound to cancer-causing chemicals).
24) Coffee contains two terpenes, cafestol and kahweol, that are responsible for the elevated cholesterol.
That's because filters remove most of the cafestol and kahweol.