epigallocatechin gallate


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epigallocatechin gallate

Alternative pharmacology
A substance present in green tea that is an antioxidant, reduces blood pressure and lowers the total and low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol, while raising the high-density lipoprotein cholesterol.

epigallocatechin gallate

(ĕp″ĭ-găl′ō-kăt-ĕ-chĭn găl′lāt),

EGCg, EGCG

A polyphenol compound present in green tea that inhibits the growth of cancer cells in the laboratory. Its effect on patients with cancer is unknown.
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The effect of epigallocatechin gallate on lipopolysaccharide-induced acute lung injury in a murine model.
The most abundant catechin in green tea is epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), accounting for as much as 65% of all green tea catechins.
Epigallocatechin gallate, this study suggests, could stop beta-amyloid from forming into plaques, potentially helping to keep Alzheimer's at bay.
And, in fact, the product used in the study contained just 33.973% epigallocatechin gallate, the bioactive compound that helps make green tea so powerful.
On average, in the 8 catechins, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) contents were significantly the highest, and catechine (C) content was significantly the lowest.
According to Today, it contains a catechin called epigallocatechin gallate which reduces your risk of catching diseases such as pneumonia or even influenza.
The study found that epigallocatechin gallate - a compound present in green tea - has the potential to improve a range of different brain functions in those living with the syndrome when paired with cognitive stimulation activities.
Yamaguchi, Antibacterial and Antifungal Activities of New Acylated Derivatives of Epigallocatechin gallate, Front.
Researchers of the College of Food Science and Engineering, Northwest A&F University, in Yangling, China, found green tea extract - epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) - reduced the development of insulin resistance, obesity, and memory impairments in a group of mice fed a high-fat and high-fructose diet (HFFD).
Tea leaves contain important plant compounds, such as EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), which play a powerful role in bone health.
sinensis might be attributed due to action of its antioxidant compounds like catechins and their derivatives such as epicatechin, epigallocatechin, epicatechin gallate and epigallocatechin gallate (Jang et al., 2007).
Effects of epigallocatechin gallate on the proliferation and apoptosis of the nasopharyngeal carcinoma cell line CNE2.