• Home
  • Search Results
  • Radioprotective effects of (-)-epigallocatechin 3-O-gallate (green-tea tannin) in mice.

Radioprotective effects of (-)-epigallocatechin 3-O-gallate (green-tea tannin) in mice.

Life sciences (1992-01-01)
S Uchida, M Ozaki, K Suzuki, M Shikita
ABSTRACT

Long-term administration of (-)-epigallocatechin 3-O-gallate (EGCG) to mice through drinking water prevented radiation-induced increase of lipid peroxides in liver and significantly prolonged life span after lethal whole-body X-irradiation. The result indicates validity of this green-tea component as an orally active radio-protector of very low toxicity.

MATERIALS
Product Number
Brand
Product Description

Sigma-Aldrich
(−)-Epigallocatechin gallate, ≥95%
Sigma-Aldrich
(−)-Epigallocatechin gallate, ≥80% (HPLC), from green tea
Supelco
(−)-Epigallocatechin gallate, analytical standard
Epigallocatechin gallate, primary reference standard