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E3768

Sigma-Aldrich

(−)-Epigallocatechin

≥95% (HPLC), from green tea

Synonym(s):
(−)-cis-2-(3,4,5-Trihydroxyphenyl)-3,4-dihydro-1(2H)-benzopyran-3,5,7-triol, (−)-cis-3,3′,4′,5,5′,7-Hexahydroxyflavane
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C15H14O7
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
306.27
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.21

Quality Level

biological source

green tea

assay

≥95% (HPLC)

storage temp.

2-8°C

SMILES string

O[C@@H]1Cc2c(O)cc(O)cc2O[C@@H]1c3cc(O)c(O)c(O)c3

InChI

1S/C15H14O7/c16-7-3-9(17)8-5-12(20)15(22-13(8)4-7)6-1-10(18)14(21)11(19)2-6/h1-4,12,15-21H,5H2/t12-,15-/m1/s1

InChI key

XMOCLSLCDHWDHP-IUODEOHRSA-N

Gene Information

human ... CYP1A2(1544)

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General description

(−)-Epigallocatechin is one of the main catechin compounds found in green tea and the most abundant one (~20%), with antioxidant properties.

Application

(−)-Epigallocatechin (EGC) has been used:
  • as a reference standard in high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) analysis
  • to analyze its inhibitory effect on α-amylase and α-glucosidase activity to control postprandial hyperglycemia in Diabetes mellitus
  • in cell viability assays to check its efficacy and protection against ferroptosis and iron toxicity in murine pancreatic β-cells
  • to evaluate its potential anti-inflammatory effects on long-term acute and chronic Pristen-induced arthritis
  • to treat pregnant and nursing mice, on in vitro angiogenesis, proliferation, and movement of endothelial cells
  • to evaluate its effect on pregnant and nursing mice spleen based on the number and localization of CD4+ (cluster of differentiation 4) and CD8+ cluster of differentiation 8) cells

Packaging

5 mg in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

(−)-Epigallocatechin (EGC) has proven to be an anti-cancer agent by its inhibitory effects on heregulin-b1 (HRG)-induced migration/invasion in MCF-7 human breast carcinoma cells. It has also shown strong antiviral activity against the herpes simplex virus.
Green tea polyphenol. Anticancer agent. Lower antioxidant activity than EGCG.

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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