catechin

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cat·e·chin

(kat'ĕ-kin),
A derivative of catechu and used as an astringent in diarrhea and as a stain.

catechin

/cat·e·chin/ (kat´ĕ-kin) an astringent principle from the heartwood of Acacia catechu (catechu) and Uncaria gambier (gambir).

catechin

(kăt′ĭ-kĭn′)
n.
1. A flavonoid, C15H14O6, originally derived from catechu, found in various foods such as green tea, cacao, and many fruits, and used in tanning and dyeing.
2. Any of various isomers or derivatives of this compound. In both senses also called catechol.
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Epicatechin mediates beneficial effects of flavanol-rich cocoa on vascular function in humans.
Flavanols are different from flavonols; flavanols are building blocks for proanthocyanidins, which include many compounds and their polymers, such as epicatechin, catechin and tannins.
For the epicatechin and catechins, extensive polymerization results in tannin formation.
Interestingly, the MRM analysis of brain samples indicated the presence of catechin and epicatechin (Fig.
In this study, monomeric catechin and epicatechin were shown to have crossed the blood brain barrier and gained entry to the brain in GSE-treated rats.
The results show the presence of unconjugated catechin and epicatechin in the brain tissue.
The present data also demonstrate that unconjugated catechin and epicatechin are bioavailable to the brain in rats.