Epigallocatechin gallate

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(−)-cis-3,3′,4′,5,5′,7-Hexahydroxy-flavane-3-gallate, EGCG, (−)-Epigallocatechin gallate, (−)-cis-2-(3,4,5-Trihydroxyphenyl)-3,4-dihydro-1(2H)-benzopyran-3,5,7-triol 3-gallate
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Exact content by quantitative NMR can be found on the certificate.


Reference Standard in the analysis of herbal medicinal products


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


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Xiaofeng Meng et al.
Chemical research in toxicology, 15(8), 1042-1050 (2002-08-20)
(-)-Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), the most abundant tea catechin, has been proposed to be beneficial to human health based on its strong antioxidative and other biological activities in vitro. Inadequate knowledge regarding the bioavailability and biotransformation of EGCG in humans, however...
M Ichihashi et al.
Journal of dermatological science, 23 Suppl 1, S45-S50 (2000-04-15)
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) have been shown to be responsible for inducing DNA damage after ultraviolet radiation (UV). Antioxidant, vitamin E and epigallocatechin gallate extracted from green tea, applied topically to the skin, delayed the onset of UV-induced skin cancer...
Masaki Kanadzu et al.
Cancer letters, 241(2), 250-255 (2005-11-24)
(-)-Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a catechin polyphenol component, is the main ingredient of green tea extract. Recently, increasing attention has been given to its anti-oxidant effects. However, several studies reported the oxidative effects of EGCG, suggesting that EGCG had a dual...
Olivier M Dorchies et al.
American journal of physiology. Cell physiology, 290(2), C616-C625 (2006-01-13)
Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a frequent muscular disorder caused by mutations in the gene encoding dystrophin, a cytoskeletal protein that contributes to the stabilization of muscle fiber membrane during muscle activity. Affected individuals show progressive muscle wasting that generally causes...
Suk-Joon Hyung et al.
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