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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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Furthermore, they demonstrate that catechin is effective in reverse diastolic dysfunction and could be useful for the troponin mutations-induced RCM.
The goal of the Moffitt clinical trial was to evaluate if a one-year intervention with green tea catechins could suppress prostate cancer development in men who had high-grade intraepithelial neoplasia or atypical small acinar proliferation.
In samples to which sugars were added, the highest anthocyanin content samples contained catechin, quercetin and gallic acid.
The most common catechin was non-gallate catechins such as EGC and EC, while EGCG was almost absent in each tea elution.
In conjunction, the data from in vitro and in vivo studies suggest green tea catechins, in particularly EGCG, exert anti-obesity effects via several mechanisms including inhibition of adipocyte differentiation and proliferation, reduction of fat absorption and fat mass, tricylglycerides, free fatty acids and total cholesterol.
In addition, topically applying green tea catechins in the morning in combination with traditional sunscreens is believed to have the potential to protect the skin from UV-induced damage.
Catechin Treatment and Exercise Prevent the Altered Vascular Function with Age.
After 8 weeks of therapy, the xylitol-containing placebo failed to affect saliva output while the green tea catechin containing formula resulted in a statistically significant increase in saliva output with a 3.
Oral administration of (-) catechin protects against ischemia-reperfusion-induced neuronal death in the gerbil.
For several reasons, tea catechins have poor bioavailability and the goal of the current study was to encapsulate EGCG in casein (milk protein) molecular aggregates, known as micelles, to maintain and enhance catechin bioavailability.
The most abundant and most studied catechin in green tea is epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG).