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E4143 Sigma

(−)-Epigallocatechin gallate

≥95%

Synonym: (−)-cis-2-(3,4,5-Trihydroxyphenyl)-3,4-dihydro-1(2H)-benzopyran-3,5,7-triol 3-gallate, (−)-cis-3,3′,4′,5,5′,7-Hexahydroxy-flavane-3-gallate, EGCG

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Biochem/physiol Actions

Antioxidant polyphenol flavonoid that inhibits telomerase and DNA methyltransferase. EGCG blocks the activation of EGF receptors and HER-2 receptors. ECGG inhibits fatty acid synthase and glutamate dehydrogenase activity.

Packaging

50 mg in poly bottle

Price and Availability


All labs need water
Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
2
RTECS 
KB5200000

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Is (−)-Epigallocatechin gallate (Product No. E4143) sterile and tested for endotoxins?
Product No. E4143 ((−)-Epigallocatechin gallate) is not prepared under sterile conditions and has not been tested for endotoxins.
Is (−)-Epigallocatechin gallate (Product No. E4143) for human use
No. Product No. E4143 ((−)-Epigallocatechin gallate) is for laboratory research use only, not for human use.
What is the solubility of (−)-Epigallocatechin gallate (E4143)?
We have tested the solubility of (−)-Epigallocatechin gallate at 5 mg/mL in water.
What is the solution stability of (−)-Epigallocatechin gallate (E4143)?
A solution of (−)-Epigallocatechin gallate in water at a concentration of 0.3 mg/mL was found to have significantly decreased in purity (from 99.6% to 81.7%) after 2.5 hours at room temperature. A similar solution of (−)-Epigallocatechin gallate in water at a concentration of 0.3 mg/mL was found to have decreased in purity only slightly (from 99.5% to 99.3%) after 2.0 hours at 4°C.
Can (−)-Epigallocatechin gallate be determined in plasma and urine?
The determination of (−)-Epigallocatechin gallate in plasma and urine by HPLC has been reported in Cancer Epidemiol. Biomark. Prev., 4, 393 (1995).
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Protocols & Articles

Articles

Carcinogenesis and Epigenetics

Cancer research has revealed that the classical model of carcinogenesis, a three step process consisting of initiation, promotion, and progression, is not complete. The expansion of the carcinogenesi...
Vicki Caligur
BioFiles 2008, 3.5, 18.
Keywords: Acetylations, Adhesion, Alkylations, Apoptosis, Biofiles, Cancer, Carcinogens, Cell division, Cell proliferation, Cell signaling, DNA microarrays, Drug discovery, Environmental, Epigenetics, Events, Gene expression, Genetic, Hormones, Metabolism, Methylations, Microarray Analysis, Mutagens, PAGE, Recombination, Reductions, Sequences, Transcription, Type, transformation

Dietary Antioxidants

Antioxidants protect biological systems from oxidative damage produced by oxygen-containing free radicals and from redoxactive transition metal ions such as iron, copper, and cadmium.1 During the oxi...
Biofiles Volume 2 Article 2
Keywords: Adhesion, Anti-inflammatory agents, Applications, Cancer, Cardiovascular, Catalysis, Diabetes, Diseases, Gene expression, Metabolism, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Peroxidations, Phosphorylations, Prebiotics, Probiotics, Reductions, Transcription, Transduction, Vitamins

Fatty Acid Synthesis and Metabolism in Cancer Cells

Proliferatively active cells require fatty acids for functions such as membrane generation, protein modification, and bioenergetic requirements. These fatty acids are derived either from dietary sour...
Keywords: Apoptosis, Biofiles, Cancer, Carboxylations, Catalysis, Citric Acid Cycle, Gene expression, Glycolysis, Metabolism, Oxidations, PAGE, Phosphorylations

Glutamine Metabolism is Dysregulated in Many Cancer Cells

Proliferatively active cells require both a source of carbon and of nitrogen for the synthesis of macromolecules. Although a large proportion of tumor cells utilize aerobic glycolysis and shunt metab...
Keywords: Aerobic, Biofiles, Cancer, Citric Acid Cycle, Gene expression, Glycolysis, Metabolism, Metabolites, PAGE, Phosphorylations, Support, Transcription

LC/MS Analysis of Green Tea Components on Chromolith® FastGradient RP-18 endcapped

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents LC/MS Analysis of Green Tea Components on Chromolith® FastGradient RP-18 endcapped
Keywords: Chromatography, High performance liquid chromatography, Liquid chromatography mass spectrometry, Mass spectrometry

Modulators and Proteins for Methylation

DNA methyltransferases are a family of enzymes that catalyze the transfer of a methyl group to DNA. There are five related DNA cytosine-5-methyltransferases (DNMTs) that transfer a methyl group from ...
Savita Bagga, PhD.
BioFiles v7 n3, 2012, 7–9
Keywords: Gene expression, Methylations, PAGE

NF-κB and Inflammation

Chronic inflammation is an underlying factor in the development and progression of many of the chronic diseases of aging, such as arthritis, atherosclerosis, diabetes, and cancer. Oxidative cellular ...
BioFiles 2007, 2.4, 14.
Keywords: Acetylations, Adhesion, Angiogenesis, Apoptosis, Cancer, Carcinogens, Catalysis, Cell culture, Cell proliferation, Cell signaling, Cellular processes, Degradations, Diabetes, Diseases, Environmental, Gene expression, Glycosylations, High performance liquid chromatography, Inflammation, PAGE, Phosphorylations, Thin layer chromatography, Transcription, transformation

Peer-Reviewed Papers
15

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