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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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Green tea and its main components, the catechins, including EGCG, are thought to influence body weight through mechanisms of thermogenesis and fat oxidation.
Catechin components (active pharmaceutical ingredient) used for this study are comprised of epigallocatechin (2.
Green tea catechins and vitamin E inhibit angiogenesis of human microvascular endothelial cells through suppression of IL-8 production.
18] revealed that catechin and cafeic acid are the main phenolic compounds in almond oil and variety plays an important role in creating these differences [14,18].
These findings suggest that polyphenols such as catechin may modulate experimental alcoholic liver disease by suppressing induction of NF-kB, thus forming a pharmacological basis for designing novel therapeutic agents against alcohol induced enotoxin-mediated liver injury.
Catechin content varies according to the grade of Polyphenons.
Administration of green tea catechin suppressed the degree of fibrosis.
Initially, Phyto Pharmacare will focus on using its Phytofare (TM) Catechin Extract as both a cure for and prevention of malaria.
pylori colonies and inhibits urease production at lower strength doses than other teas, due to the polyphenol and catechin content.
That's right, plain old Lipton's or any other black tea contains chemicals called catechins that have antiviral activity.
Tokyo, Japan, Oct 19, 2005 - (JCNN) - Leading Japanese cosmetics and toiletries manufacturer Kao announced on October 18 that it has discovered a unique property of beverage containing highly-concentrated tea catechin.
The study, published in medical magazine The Lancet, found dark chocolate had the highest total catechin content at 53.