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  1. Influence of Tea Catechins on Lipid Metabolism

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    Ikeda, Ikuo

    2006-01-01

    Tea catechins reduce serum cholesterol concentration and suppress postprandial hypertriacylglycerolemia in experimental animals and humans. These effects are mainly ascribed to gallate esters of catechins, (-)-epicatechin gallate (ECG) and (-)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). During heat treatment for pasteurization, tea catechins are epimerized to so-called heat-treated tea catechins such as (-)-catechin gallate (CG) and (-)-gallocatechin gallate (GCG). We showed that both tea catechins and ...

  2. Extraction and isolation of catechins from tea.

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    Vuong, Quan V; Golding, John B; Nguyen, Minh; Roach, Paul D

    2010-11-01

    Tea is a major source of catechins, which have become well known for their antioxidant potential. Numerous human, animal, and in vitro studies have linked tea catechins with prevention of certain types of cancers, reduction of the risks for obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, and improvement of the immune system. Tea catechins are widely used in various neutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics for either enhancing product shelf-life or for enhancing human health. Thus, the demand for catechins has increased considerably. Catechins have been extracted and isolated from tea leaves by numerous methods through several steps including: treatment of the tea leaves, extraction of catechins from teas into solvents, isolation of catechins from other extracted components, and drying the preparations to obtain catechin extracts in a powder form. This paper outlines the physical and chemical properties of the tea catechins and reviews the extraction steps of the various extraction methods, as a basis to improve and further develop the extraction and isolation of the tea catechins.

  3. Preparation of tea catechins using polyamide.

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    Ye, Jian-Hui; Wang, Liu-Xiang; Chen, Hao; Dong, Jun-Jie; Lu, Jian-Liang; Zheng, Xin-Qiang; Wu, Ming-Yan; Liang, Yue-Rong

    2011-02-01

    An adsorption separation method using Polyamide-6 (PA) as an adsorbent was developed to separate catechins from green tea extract. The adsorption capacity of total catechins for PA was 193.128 mg g⁻¹ with an adsorption selectivity coefficient K(A)(B) of total catechins over caffeine 21.717, which was better than macroporous resin model HPD 600. The Langmuir model and the pseudo-second order mode were primely fitted to describe its equilibrium data and adsorption kinetics, respectively. PA column separation by two-step elution using water and 80% (v/v) aqueous ethanol was established to prepare catechins complex which contained 670.808 mg g⁻¹ total catechins and 1.828 mg g⁻¹ caffeine. It is considered that PA was a promising adsorbent for selective isolation of catechins.

  4. Preventive Effects of Catechins on Cardiovascular Disease

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    Xiao-Qiang Chen

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Catechins are polyphenolic phytochemicals with many important physiological activities that play a multifaceted health care function in the human body, especially in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. In this paper, various experimental and clinical studies have revealed the role of catechins in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disorders, and we review the preventive effects of catechins on cardiovascular disease from the following aspects: Regulating lipid metabolism, regulating blood lipid metabolism, vascular endothelial protection, and reducing blood pressure.

  5. Targeting DNA methylation with green tea catechins.

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    Yiannakopoulou, Eugenia C

    2015-01-01

    Aberrant epigenetic alterations in the genome such as DNA methylation play a significant role in cancer development. Green tea catechins have been reported to modulate epigenetic processes. This review aims to synthesize evidence on the modulation of DNA methylation by green tea catechins. Green tea catechins have been reported to reverse DNA methylation of tumor suppressor genes and increase transcription of these genes. Green tea catechins and especially epigallocatechin gallate modulate DNA methylation by attenuating the effect of DNA methyltransferase 1 (DNMT1). However, the exact mechanism of DNMT1 inhibition is not delineated. Suggested mechanisms include direct enzymatic inhibition, indirect enzymatic inhibition, reduced DNMT1 expression and translation. The possible effect of green tea catechins on other pathways of DNA methylation, i.e. methyl-CpG binding domain proteins, has not been investigated. Furthermore, the link between redox properties and epigenetic modulation by green tea catechins has not been defined either. Since green tea catechins are natural compounds with a rather acceptable safety profile, further research on their action as inhibitors of DNA methylation seems worthwhile.

  6. Cancer Preventive Activities of Tea Catechins

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    Chung S. Yang

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Catechins are widely occurring in our diet and beverages. The cancer-preventive activities of catechins have been extensively studied. Of these, (−-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG, the principal catechin in green tea, has received the most attention. The inhibitory activities of tea catechins against carcinogenesis and cancer cell growth have been demonstrated in a large number of laboratory studies. Many mechanisms for modulating cancer signaling and metabolic pathways have been proposed based on numerous studies in cell lines with EGCG, the most active tea catechin. Nevertheless, it is not known whether many of these mechanisms indeed contribute to the anti-cancer activities in animals and in humans. Human studies have provided some results for the cancer preventive activities of tea catechins; however, the activities are not strong. This article reviews the cancer preventive activities and mechanisms of action of tea catechins involving their redox activities, biochemical properties and binding to key enzymes or signal transduction proteins. These mechanisms lead to suppression of cell proliferation, increased apoptosis and inhibition of angiogenesis. The relevance of the proposed mechanisms for cancer prevention are assessed in the light of the situation in vivo. The potential and possible problems in the application of tea and tea-derived products for cancer prevention are discussed.

  7. Genotoxicity studies on green tea catechin.

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    Ogura, R; Ikeda, N; Yuki, K; Morita, O; Saigo, K; Blackstock, C; Nishiyama, N; Kasamatsu, T

    2008-06-01

    The beneficial effects of tea catechins are well documented. We evaluated the genotoxic potential of a green tea catechin preparation using established genotoxicity assays, including a bacterial reverse mutation assay (Ames test), a chromosomal aberration assay in cultured Chinese hamster lung cells (CHL/IU), a mouse lymphoma L5178Y/tk assay, and a bone marrow micronucleus (MN) assay in ICR CD mice and SD rats. No significant increases in the number of revertant colonies were observed in the Ames test, but positive responses were observed in two in vitro assays: the chromosomal aberration assay and mouse lymphoma L5178/tk assay. However, the in vivo study demonstrated no significant increase in micronucleated polychromatic erythrocytes (MNPCE) in the bone marrow of both ICR CD mice and SD rats administered a high dose of the green tea catechin preparation up to 2000mg/kg. Combined with favorable epidemiological information suggesting a chemopreventive effect of tea catechins on carcinogenesis, we conclude that green tea catechin presents no significant genotoxic concern under the anticipated conditions of use. These results are consistent with other genotoxicity studies of tea catechins, which show minimal, if any, genotoxic potential.

  8. Histochemical evaluation of catechins in PEG stressed transgenic tea plants using catechin-specific-diazotized sulfanilamide reagent.

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    Bhattacharya, A; Sharma, M; Gulati, A; Joshi, R; Chanda, S K; Ahuja, P S

    2015-01-01

    We investigated the applicability of catechin-specific-reagent (CSR) for histochemical evaluation of catechins. The diazotized arylamine moiety in CSR reacts specifically with the A-ring of catechins to yield a golden yellow complex. This makes it highly specific for spectrophotometric quantification of catechins. Therefore, microtome cut sections of untransformed and osmotin-expressing transgenic leaves and stem of tea were stained with CSR. We found catechins in the form of golden yellow globules. The catechin globules increased in the structurally intact and highly turgid cells of osmotin expressing transgenic tea plants after stress treatment with 20% PEG; by contrast, the cells in non-transgenic plants accumulated fewer catechin globules. Spectrophotometric quantification of catechins also confirmed higher levels in transgenics compared to untransformed plants. We found elevated accumulation of catechins in stress tolerant cells of tea leaves.

  9. Interaction of catechins with aluminum in vitro

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    唐德松; 沈生荣; 陈勋; 张玉艳; 许重阳

    2004-01-01

    Tea is one of the most popular beverages, consumed by over two thirds of the world's population; but the aluminum accumulation property of tea plant is becoming the focus of many researches because of aluminum's known adverse effect on human health. Investigation of the interactions of catechins with A13+ showed that during the interaction of catechins with A13+, the UV-vis spectrum of catechins was changed. Absorption of EGCG at 274 nm decreased and increased at 322 nm; EC and C's at 278 nm changed little. The ratio of A13+ to EGCG was 1:1 in pH 5.0 buffer solution; in pH 6.2 buffer solution, the ratio in the A1-EGCG complex was 1:1. Interestingly, while the ratio reached to over 2, after the complex of A1-EGCG started polymerization, the ratio in the polymer was 2:1. In pH 6.2 buffer solution, the complex behavior of C with A13+ was the same as that of EGCG, with a little difference for EC. When the ratio of A13+ to EC was1. It was found that the ratio of A13+ to EC in the polymer was 1:1. Polymerization of A1-catechin complexes might reduce aluminum absorption in the intestine. Kow value was also employed to study the properties of aluminum species in tea infusion (at gastric and intestine pH condition) and the effect of catechins and tea polyphenols on Kow in buffer solution. Results showed that Kow value rose much higher at the intestine pH than at the gastric pH. Tea polyphenols and catechins could greatly reduce aluminum Kow value in acetic buffer,indicating that these compounds may reduce aluminum absorption during tea intake.

  10. Interaction of catechins with aluminum in vitro

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    唐德松; 沈生荣; 陈勋; 张玉艳; 许重阳

    2004-01-01

    Tea is one of the most popular beverages, consumed by over two thirds of the world's population; but the aluminum accumulation property of tea plant is becoming the focus of many researches because of aluminum's known adverse effect on human health. Investigation of the interactions of catechins with Al3+ showed that during the interaction of catechins with Al3+, the UV-vis spectrum of catechins was changed. Absorption of EGCG at 274 nm decreased and increased at 322 nm; EC and C's at 278 nm changed little. The ratio of Al3+ to EGCG was 1:1 in pH 5.0 buffer solution; in pH 6.2 buffer solution, the ratio in the Al-EGCG complex was 1:1. Interestingly, while the ratio reached to over 2, after the complex of Al-EGCG started polymerization, the ratio in the polymer was 2:1. In pH 6.2 buffer solution, the complex behavior of C with Al3+ was the same as that of EGCG, with a little difference for EC. When the ratio of Al3+ to EC was 1. It was found that the ratio of Al3+ to EC in the polymer was 1:1. Polymerization of Al-catechin complexes might reduce aluminum absorption in the intestine. Kow value was also employed to study the properties of aluminum species in tea infusion (at gastric and intestine pH condition) and the effect of catechins and tea polyphenols on Kow in buffer solution. Results showed that Kow value rose much higher at the intestine pH than at the gastric pH. Tea polyphenols and catechins could greatly reduce aluminum Kow value in acetic buffer, indicating that these compounds may reduce aluminum absorption during tea intake.

  11. Dynamic changes in catechin levels and catechin biosynthesis-related gene expression in albino tea plants (Camellia sinensis L.).

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    Xiong, Ligui; Li, Juan; Li, Yinhua; Yuan, Ling; Liu, Shuoqian; Huang, Jian'an; Liu, Zhonghua

    2013-10-01

    Tea (Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze) leaves are a major source of flavonoids that mainly belong to the flavan-3-ols or catechins and are implicated in a wide range of health benefits. Although the catechins in tea leaves were identified long ago, the regulatory mechanisms governing catechin biosynthesis remain unclear. In the present work, the dynamic changes of catechin levels and the expression profiles of catechin-related genes in albino tea plants were intensively examined. The amounts of most catechins decreased to their lowest levels in the albino phase, when epigallocatechingallate was the highest of the catechins compared to all catechins, and catechin the lowest. Enzyme assays indicated that phenylalanine ammonia-lyase (PAL) activity was positively correlated with the concentration of catechins (r = 0.673). Gene expression profiling by quantitative real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction showed that the transcript abundance of flavonoid biosynthetic genes followed a tightly regulated biphasic pattern, and was affected by albinism. These genes (PAL, C4H, 4CL, CHS, CHI, F3H, FLS, F3'H, F3'5'H, DFR, LAR, ANS and ANR) encode enzymes in flavonoid biosynthesis. The expression levels of PAL, F3H and FLS were correlated with the concentration of catechins and the correlation coefficients were -0.683, 0.687 and -0.602, respectively. Therefore, these results indicate that PAL might be a core regulator in the control of catechin biosynthesis in albino tea plants.

  12. Extraction of Catechins from Green Tea Using Ultrasound

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    Koiwai, Hitoshi; Masuzawa, Nobuyoshi

    2007-07-01

    Recently, hazardous properties of synthetic substances contained in foods and medicines have been observed. Therefore, the pharmacological actions of natural substances became the focus of attention. Catechins, which are polyphenols, are abundant in green tea. To extract green tea catechins, there are two types of method: extraction using hot water and organic solvents. In the extraction using hot water, green tea quality deteriorates and catechins are destroyed due to the heat applied. Accordingly, the extraction of catechins at low temperatures is appropriate, although the efficiency is low. Therefore, we attempted to increase the amount of catechins extracted with ultrasonic irradiation.

  13. Structural Properties of Green Tea Catechins.

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    Botten, Dominic; Fugallo, Giorgia; Fraternali, Franca; Molteni, Carla

    2015-10-08

    Green tea catechins are polyphenols which are believed to provide health benefits; they are marketed as health supplements and are studied for their potential effects on a variety of medical conditions. However, their mechanisms of action and interaction with the environment at the molecular level are still not well-understood. Here, by means of atomistic simulations, we explore the structural properties of four green tea catechins, in the gas phase and water solution: specifically, (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate, which is the most abundant, (-)-epicatechin-3-gallate, (-)-epigallocatechin-3-O-(3-O-methyl)-gallate, and (-)-epigallocatechin. We characterize the free energy conformational landscapes of these catechins at ambient conditions, as a function of the torsional degrees of freedom of the pholyphenolic rings, determining the stable conformers and their connections. We show that these free energy landscapes are only subtly influenced by the interactions with the solvent and by the structural details of the polyphenolic rings. However, the number and position of the hydroxyl groups (or their sustituents) and the presence/absence of the galloyl moiety have significant impact on the selected catechin solvation shells and hydrogen bond capabilities, which are ultimately linked to their ability to interact with and affect the biological environment.

  14. Interactions between milk fat globules and green tea catechins.

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    Rashidinejad, Ali; Birch, E John; Everett, David W

    2016-05-15

    The determination of putative chemical interactions between the milk fat globule membrane and green tea catechins provided useful information about the role of milk fat globules (MFGs) in high-fat dairy systems, such as cheese, and containing bioactive compounds, such as tea catechins. Catechins from green tea (125-1,000 ppm), including (+)-catechin, (-)-epigallocatechin gallate, and green tea extract were added to washed MFGs to examine possible interactions. The addition of catechins gave a significant change in the size and ζ-potential of MFGs. The recovery of different catechins from the milk fat globule suspensions was found to vary, suggesting selective association with the milk fat globule membranes. The interactions were further investigated using transmission electron microscopy and Fourier transform infra-red spectroscopy. It is suggested that catechins are localised in association with milk fat globule membrane domains as they contain both hydrophobic and hydrophilic moieties with potential points of molecular interaction.

  15. Chitosan nanoparticles enhance the intestinal absorption of the green tea catechins (+)-catechin and (-)-epigallocatechin gallate.

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    Dube, Admire; Nicolazzo, Joseph A; Larson, Ian

    2010-10-09

    Catechins found in green tea have received considerable attention due to their favourable biological properties which include cardioprotective, neuroprotective and anti-cancer effects. However, their therapeutic potential is limited by their low oral bioavailability, attributed to poor stability and intestinal absorption. We encapsulated (+)-catechin (C) and (-)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg) in chitosan nanoparticles (CS NP) as a means of enhancing their intestinal absorption. Using excised mouse jejunum in Ussing chambers, encapsulation significantly enhanced (pcatechins after encapsulation (99.7+/-0.7 vs 94.9+/-3.8% and 56.9+/-3.0 vs 1.3+/-1.7% of the initial C and EGCg concentration remaining, respectively). This study demonstrates that encapsulation of catechins in CS NPs enhances their intestinal absorption and is a promising strategy for improving their bioavailability.

  16. Green tea catechins: defensive role in cardiovascular disorders

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    Pooja Bhardwaj; Deepa Khanna

    2013-01-01

    Green tea,Camellia sinensis (Theaeeae),a major source of flavonoids such as catechins,has recently shown multiple cardiovascular health benefits through various experimental and clinical studies.These studies suggest that green tea catechins prevent the incidence of detrimental cardiovascular events,and also lower the cardiovascular mortality rate.Catechins present in green tea have the ability to prevent atherosclerosis,hypertension,endothelial dysfunction,ischemic heart diseases,cardiomyopathy,cardiac hypertrophy and congestive heart failure by decreasing oxidative stress,preventing inflammatory events,reducing platelet aggregation and halting the proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells.Catechins afford an anti-oxidant effect by inducing anti-oxidant enzymes,inhibiting pro-oxidant enzymes and scavenging free radicals.Catechins present anti-inflammatory activity through the inhibition of transcriptional factor NF-κB-mediated production of cytokines and adhesion molecules.Green tea catechins interfere with vascular growth factors and thus inhibit vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation,and also inhibit thrombogenesis by suppressing platelet adhesion.Additionally,catechins could protect vascular endothelial cells and enhance vascular integrity and regulate blood pressure.In this review various experimental and clinical studies suggesting the role of green tea catechins against the markers of cardiovascular disorders and the underlying mechanisms for these actions are discussed.

  17. Synthesis, characterization and in vitro anti-diabetic activity of catechin grafted inulin.

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    Liu, Jun; Lu, Jian-feng; Kan, Juan; Wen, Xiao-yuan; Jin, Chang-hai

    2014-03-01

    In this study, a novel biological macromolecule with strong in vitro anti-diabetic activity was developed by grafting catechin onto inulin via a free radical mediated method. The characterization, α-glucosidase and α-amylase inhibitory activities of catechin grafted inulin (catechin-g-inulin) were investigated. Results showed that the grafting ratio of catechin-g-inulin was 124.8 mg CAE/g. UV-vis spectrum of catechin-g-inulin exhibited a new band at 280 nm, attributing to B ring of catechin moiety. FT-IR spectrum of catechin-g-inulin showed new absorption bands between 1540 and 1418 cm(-1), attributing to CC stretching vibration of catechin moiety. (1)H NMR spectrum of catechin-g-inulin preserved all the characteristic proton signals of inulin and partial signals of catechin. These all confirmed the successful grafting copolymerization. Conjugation probably occurred between OH of inulin (C-6) and H-6/H-8 of catechin (A ring). Catechin-g-inulin also exhibited increased thermal stability and crystallinity as compared to inulin. Moreover, in vitro anti-diabetic assays showed the α-glucosidase inhibitory activity decreased in the order of catechin-g-inulin>catechin>acarbose>inulin, and α-amylase inhibitory activity decreased in the order of catechin-g-inulin>acarbose>catechin>inulin. These indicated the potential of catechin-g-inulin in the development of a novel effective anti-diabetic agent.

  18. Catechins and Their Therapeutic Benefits to Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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    Fei-Yan Fan

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Catechins are natural polyphenolic phytochemicals that exist in food and medicinal plants, such as tea, legume and rubiaceae. An increasing number of studies have associated the intake of catechins-rich foods with the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases in humans, such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD. Some studies have demonstrated that catechins could significantly inhibit the excessive oxidative stress through direct or indirect antioxidant effects and promote the activation of the antioxidative substances such as glutathione peroxidases (GPO and glutathione (GSH, reducing the oxidative damages to the colon. In addition, catechins can also regulate the infiltration and proliferation of immune related-cells, such as neutrophils, colonic epithelial cells, macrophages, and T lymphocytes, helping reduce the inflammatory relations and provide benefits to IBD. Perhaps catechins can further inhibit the deterioration of intestinal lesions through regulating the cell gap junctions. Furthermore, catechins can exert their significant anti-inflammatory properties by regulating the activation or deactivation of inflammation-related oxidative stress-related cell signaling pathways, such as nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB, mitogen activated protein kinases (MAPKs, transcription factor nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2-like 2 (Nrf2, signal transducer and the activator of transcription 1/3 (STAT1/3 pathways. Finally, catechins can also stabilize the structure of the gastrointestinal micro-ecological environment via promoting the proliferation of beneficial intestinal bacteria and regulating the balance of intestinal flora, so as to relieve the IBD. Furthermore, catechins may regulate the tight junctions (TJ in the epithelium. This paper elaborates the currently known possible molecular mechanisms of catechins in favor of IBD.

  19. Suppressive Effects of Tea Catechins on Breast Cancer.

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    Xiang, Li-Ping; Wang, Ao; Ye, Jian-Hui; Zheng, Xin-Qiang; Polito, Curt Anthony; Lu, Jian-Liang; Li, Qing-Sheng; Liang, Yue-Rong

    2016-07-28

    Tea leaf (Camellia sinensis) is rich in catechins, which endow tea with various health benefits. There are more than ten catechin compounds in tea, among which epigallocatechingallate (EGCG) is the most abundant. Epidemiological studies on the association between tea consumption and the risk of breast cancer were summarized, and the inhibitory effects of tea catechins on breast cancer, with EGCG as a representative compound, were reviewed in the present paper. The controversial results regarding the role of tea in breast cancer and areas for further study were discussed.

  20. Development of novel monoclonal antibodies directed against catechins for investigation of antibacterial mechanism of catechins.

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    Miyamoto, Takahisa; Zhang, Xiaoguang; Ueyama, Yuuki; Apisada, Kitichalermkiat; Nakayama, Motokazu; Suzuki, Yasuto; Ozawa, Tadahiro; Mitani, Asako; Shigemune, Naofumi; Shimatani, Kanami; Yui, Koji; Honjoh, Ken-Ichi

    2017-03-24

    Catechins are major polyphenolic compounds of green tea. To investigate mechanism for antibacterial action of catechins, 11 monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) were raised against a 3-succinyl-epicatechin (EC)-keyhole limpet hemocyanin (KLH) conjugate. Amino acid sequences of variable regions determined for MAbs b-1058, b-1565, and b-2106 confirmed their innovative character. MAb b-1058 strongly interacted with its target substances in the following order of magnitude: theaflavin-3,3'-di-O-gallate (TFDG)>theaflavin-3-O-gallate (TF3G)≥theaflavin-3'-O-gallate (TF3'G)>gallocatechin gallate (GCg)>penta-O-galloyl-β-d-glucose (PGG)>epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg), as determined using surface plasmon resonance (SPR) on MAb-immobilized sensor chips. The affinity profiles of MAbs b-1058 and b-2106 to the various polyphenols tested suggested that flavan skeletons with both carbonyl oxygen and hydroxyl groups are important for this interaction to take place. S. aureus cells treated with EGCg showed green fluorescence around the cells after incubation with FITC-labeled MAb b-1058. The fluorescence intensity increased with increasing concentrations of EGCg. These MAbs are effective to investigate antibacterial mechanism of catechins and theaflavins.

  1. Molecular interactions between caffeine and catechins in green tea.

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    Colon, Marta; Nerin, Cristina

    2014-07-16

    Migration of green tea components from an active packaging material containing green tea extract was performed in water and 3% acetic acid in water. The migration values for acid simulant were much higher than the values obtained in water. The influence of the acidic media in solutions of catechin standards and green tea extract was evaluated by liquid chromatography. Catechin, epicatechin, and caffeine from the green tea extract exhibited major variation in their concentrations values, with increases of 29.90, 20.75, and 15.95%, respectively, in acidic medium. The results suggested that catechins and caffeine form complexes through intermolecular interactions in neutral media and that these interactions are broken in acidic media. The continuous variation method was also performed to confirm the stoichiometry of the complexes between catechins and caffeine. Finally, a computer simulation was applied by Chem Pro 12.0, and the energies involved were calculated to confirm the experimental results obtained.

  2. Green tea (Camellia sinensis) catechins and vascular function.

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    Moore, Rosalind J; Jackson, Kim G; Minihane, Anne M

    2009-12-01

    The health benefits of green tea (Camellia sinensis) catechins are becoming increasingly recognised. Amongst the proposed benefits are the maintenance of endothelial function and vascular homeostasis and an associated reduction in atherogenesis and CVD risk. The mounting evidence for the influential effect of green tea catechins on vascular function from epidemiological, human intervention and animal studies is subject to review together with exploration of the potential mechanistic pathways involved. Epigallocatechin-3-gallate, one of the most abundant and widely studied catechin found in green tea, will be prominent in the present review. Since there is a substantial inconsistency in the published data with regards to the impact of green tea catechins on vascular function, evaluation and interpretation of the inter- and intra-study variability is included. In conclusion, a positive effect of green tea catechins on vascular function is becoming apparent. Further studies in animal and cell models using physiological concentrations of catechins and their metabolites are warranted in order to gain some insight into the physiology and molecular basis of the observed beneficial effects.

  3. Studies on the Interaction between Catechin and Metal Ions

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    Yeom, Jieun; Yang, Ikjun; Park, Okhyun; Park, Hyoungryun [Chonnam National Univ., Gwangju (Korea, Republic of); Bark, Kimin [Gyeongsang National Univ., Chinju (Korea, Republic of); Park, Chulho [Nambu Univ., Gwangju (Korea, Republic of)

    2012-12-15

    In conclusion, the UV-vis absorption spectra of the deaerated methanolic solution reacted with metal ions such as Cu{sup 2+}, Zn{sup 2+}, Co{sup 2+}, and Fe{sup 3+} were changed as time passed after adding catechin followed by addition of catechin to methanol. This is strongly dependent not only on the presence of metal ion but on the storage time of the solution. The change has relevance to the oxidation of catechin. Oxidation of catechin is first initiated by the dissociation of -OH part of the catechol moiety in methanol and then the ionized anion forms are converted into their oxidized forms called quinones. The higher the standard reduction potential for metal-ion, the faster the oxidation occurs. The steady-state fluorescence emission spectra of catechin changed depending on the storage time of the solution. This finding indicates that oxidation of catechin is undergone by a sequence of multistep reactions in deaerated methanol solution.

  4. Structural characteristics of green tea catechins for formation of protein carbonyl in human serum albumin.

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    Ishii, Takeshi; Mori, Taiki; Ichikawa, Tatsuya; Kaku, Maiko; Kusaka, Koji; Uekusa, Yoshinori; Akagawa, Mitsugu; Aihara, Yoshiyuki; Furuta, Takumi; Wakimoto, Toshiyuki; Kan, Toshiyuki; Nakayama, Tsutomu

    2010-07-15

    Catechins are polyphenolic antioxidants found in green tea leaves. Recent studies have reported that various polyphenolic compounds, including catechins, cause protein carbonyl formation in proteins via their pro-oxidant actions. In this study, we evaluate the formation of protein carbonyl in human serum albumin (HSA) by tea catechins and investigate the relationship between catechin chemical structure and its pro-oxidant property. To assess the formation of protein carbonyl in HSA, HSA was incubated with four individual catechins under physiological conditions to generate biotin-LC-hydrazide labeled protein carbonyls. Comparison of catechins using Western blotting revealed that the formation of protein carbonyl in HSA was higher for pyrogallol-type catechins than the corresponding catechol-type catechins. In addition, the formation of protein carbonyl was also found to be higher for the catechins having a galloyl group than the corresponding catechins lacking a galloyl group. The importance of the pyrogallol structural motif in the B-ring and the galloyl group was confirmed using methylated catechins and phenolic acids. These results indicate that the most important structural element contributing to the formation of protein carbonyl in HSA by tea catechins is the pyrogallol structural motif in the B-ring, followed by the galloyl group. The oxidation stability and binding affinity of tea catechins with proteins are responsible for the formation of protein carbonyl, and consequently the difference in these properties of each catechin may contribute to the magnitude of their biological activities.

  5. Effect of Tea Theaflavins and Catechins on Microvascular Function

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    Dagmar Fuchs

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Beneficial effects of flavonoid-rich black and green tea on macrocirculation have been well established. Theaflavins are unique to black tea as they are formed from catechins during the enzymatic oxidation of tea leaves. The study was performed to gain more insight into the effects of theaflavins on microcirculation and to compare effects with another important flavonoid class, the green tea derived catechins, which have been reported to improve vascular function. Twenty-four healthy subjects were included in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomised, cross-over study. On six different days, subjects received capsules with a single dose of catechins (500 mg, four varying doses of theaflavins (100 to 500 mg or placebo. Microcirculation was assessed after each treatment by Pulse Amplitude Tonometry (EndoPAT at baseline and 2, 4 and 6 h after test product intake. The EndoPAT reactive hyperemia response was improved by 500 mg catechins (reactive hyperemia index (RHI: 0.2; p = 0.04 and by 500 mg theaflavins (RHI: 0.19; p = 0.06 compared to placebo. Also, 300 mg theaflavins increased the RHI (0.28; p = 0.02, but no effects were observed at lower doses. The study suggests moderate effects of single doses of catechins and theaflavins on peripheral microcirculation.

  6. Effect of tea theaflavins and catechins on microvascular function.

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    Fuchs, Dagmar; de Graaf, Young; van Kerckhoven, Roeland; Draijer, Richard

    2014-12-11

    Beneficial effects of flavonoid-rich black and green tea on macrocirculation have been well established. Theaflavins are unique to black tea as they are formed from catechins during the enzymatic oxidation of tea leaves. The study was performed to gain more insight into the effects of theaflavins on microcirculation and to compare effects with another important flavonoid class, the green tea derived catechins, which have been reported to improve vascular function. Twenty-four healthy subjects were included in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomised, cross-over study. On six different days, subjects received capsules with a single dose of catechins (500 mg), four varying doses of theaflavins (100 to 500 mg) or placebo. Microcirculation was assessed after each treatment by Pulse Amplitude Tonometry (EndoPAT) at baseline and 2, 4 and 6 h after test product intake. The EndoPAT reactive hyperemia response was improved by 500 mg catechins (reactive hyperemia index (RHI): 0.2; p = 0.04) and by 500 mg theaflavins (RHI: 0.19; p = 0.06) compared to placebo. Also, 300 mg theaflavins increased the RHI (0.28; p = 0.02), but no effects were observed at lower doses. The study suggests moderate effects of single doses of catechins and theaflavins on peripheral microcirculation.

  7. The interactions of anticancer agents with tea catechins: current evidence from preclinical studies.

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    Shang, Weihu; Lu, Weidong; Han, Mei; Qiao, Jinping

    2014-01-01

    Tea catechins exhibit a broad range of pharmacological activities that impart beneficial effects on human health. Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), one of the major tea catechins, has been widely associated with cancer prevention and treatment. In addition, tea catechins in combination with anticancer drugs are being evaluated as a new cancer treatment strategy. However, the interactions of anticancer drugs with tea catechins are largely unknown. Accumulated data indicate significant interactions between anticancer drugs and tea catechins, such as synergistic tumor inhibition or antagonist activity. Therefore, it is critical to understand comprehensively the effects of tea catechins on anticancer drugs. Focusing on evidence from preclinical studies, this paper will review the interactions between anticancer drugs and tea catechins, including pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics effects. We hope that by detailing the interactions between anticancer drugs and tea catechins, more attention will be directed to this important therapeutic combination in the future.

  8. Effects of green tea catechins on gramicidin channel function and inferred changes in bilayer properties

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    Ingólfsson, Helgi I; Koeppe, Roger E; Andersen, Olaf S

    2011-01-01

    Green tea's health benefits have been attributed to its major polyphenols, the catechins: (-)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), (-)-epicatechin gallate (ECG), (-)-epigallocatechin (EGC), and epicatechin (EC). Catechins (especially EGCG) modulate a wide range of biologically important molecules, inclu

  9. Subcellular Localization of Galloylated Catechins in Tea Plants [Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze] Assessed via Immunohistochemistry

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    Xu, Huanhuan; Wang, Ya; Chen, Yana; Zhang, Pan; Zhao, Yi; Huang, Yewei; Wang, Xuanjun; Sheng, Jun

    2016-01-01

    Galloylated catechins, as the main secondary metabolites in the tea plant, including (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate and (-)-epicatechin-3-gallate, comprise approximately three-quarters of all the tea plant catechins and have stronger effects than non-galloylated catechins, both on the product quality in tea processing and the pharmacological efficacy to human beings. The subcellular localization of galloylated catechins has been the primary focus of studies that assess biosynthesis and physio...

  10. Lipopolysaccharide-Deficient Mutants of Salmonella enterica Have Increased Sensitivity to Catechins

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    Yoshii, Miho; OKAMOTO, Akira; Ota, Michio

    2013-01-01

    Antimicrobial activity is one of the well-known biological characteristics of catechins, the main extract of green tea leaves. It is thought that catechins intercalate into the bacterial cell membrane and damage the lipid bilayer. However, the association between catechins and lipopolysaccharides, which consist of an O side chain, core oligosaccharide, and lipid A, has not been previously investigated. In this study, we evaluated the catechin sensitivity of Salmonella enterica mutants that la...

  11. Accumulation of catechins in tea in relation to accumulation of mRNA from genes involved in catechin biosynthesis.

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    Eungwanichayapant, P D; Popluechai, S

    2009-02-01

    Catechins are a group of polyphenols found in tea (Camellia sinensis var. sinensis) at high levels. They are beneficial for health. From the study on accumulation of catechins in shoots and mature leaves of a tea cultivar, Oolong No. 17, using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), it was found that the amounts of most catechins in the shoots were higher than those in the mature leaves, with an exception of catechins gallate (CG) that was found in trace amounts in both the shoots and mature leaves. mRNA accumulation of genes involved in catechin synthesis was studied using reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). The results showed that the mRNA accumulation of the genes were higher in the shoots than in the mature leaves. These genes included genes of phenylalanine ammonia-lyase 1 (PAL1; EC 4.3.1.5), chalcone synthase (CHS; EC 2.3.1.74), dihydroflavonol 4-reductase (DFR; EC 1.1.1.219), leucoanthocyanidin reductase (LCR; EC 1.17.1.3), and flavanone 3-hydroxylase (F3H; EC 1.14.11.9).

  12. Determination of catechins and flavonol glycosides in Chinese tea varieties.

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    Wu, Chunyan; Xu, Hairong; Héritier, Julien; Andlauer, Wilfried

    2012-05-01

    A standardised profiling method based on high performance liquid chromatography combined with ultraviolet (UV) and mass spectrometric detection (MS) was established to analyse the phenolic compounds of selected tea varieties used for manufacturing of green, black and oolong teas. The composition and content of 24 tea constituents were analysed, including catechins, flavonol and flavones glycosides, phenolic acids and purine alkaloids. Each tea variety had a unique chemical profile. The compositions of catechins were lower in the tea varieties for green tea manufacturing, while the content of myricetin glycosides was the lowest in the tea variety for oolong tea manufacturing. The content of individual phenolic compounds in the selected tea varieties is highly variable. However, the content of total catechins is proposed to be helpful to classify tea according to the future application as non fermented green and fermented oolong or black tea.

  13. A RP-HPLC method for the determination of tea catechins

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    Khokhar, S.; Venema, D.; Hollman, P.C.H.; Dekker, M.; Jongen, W.M.F.

    1997-01-01

    An HPLC method with gradient elution for the quantification of catechins ((−)-epigallocatechin (EGC), ( )-catechin (C), (−)-epicatechin (EC), (−)-epigallocatechingallate (EGCg) and (−)-epicatechingallate (ECg)) in tea was developed. The method was used to determine catechins in black tea, green tea

  14. Dietary catechins and cancer incidence among postmenopausal women: the Iowa Women's Health Study (US)

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    Arts, I.C.W.; Jacobs Jr., D.R.; Gross, M.; Harnack, L.J.; Folsom, A.R.

    2002-01-01

    Catechins are bioactive flavonoids present in tea, fruits, and vegetables. Previous epidemiological studies regarding tea and cancer risk were inconclusive, possibly because catechins are also present in other plant foods. We investigated whether a high intake of catechins are associated with cancer

  15. Effects of (+-Catechin on the Composition, Phenolic Content and Antioxidant Activity of Full-Fat Cheese during Ripening and Recovery of (+-Catechin after Simulated In Vitro Digestion

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    Ali Rashidinejad

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available (+-Catechin, the representative catechin in green tea, was incorporated into a full-fat cheese (at 125–500 ppm followed by ripening for 90 days at 8 °C and digesting for six hours. Determination of pH, proximate composition, total phenolic content (TPC and antioxidant activity (AA after manufacture and ripening demonstrated that the addition of (+-catechin significantly (p ≤ 0.05 decreased the pH of both whey and curd during cheese manufacturing and ripening with no significant (p > 0.05 effect on the moisture, protein and fat contents. (+-Catechin increased TPC, as well as AA, though the increase was not proportional with increasing the concentration of added (+-catechin. About 57%–69% of (+-catechin was retained in the cheese curd, whereas about 19%–39% (depending on the concentration was recovered from the cheese digesta. Transmission electron micrographs showed that the ripened control cheese had a homogeneous pattern of milk fat globules with regular spacing entrapped in a homogenous structure of casein proteins, whereas the addition of (+-catechin disrupted this homogenous structure. The apparent interaction between (+-catechin and cheese fat globules was confirmed by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. These associations should be taken into account when incorporating antioxidants, such as (+-catechin, to create functional dairy products, such as cheese.

  16. Effects of (+)-Catechin on the Composition, Phenolic Content and Antioxidant Activity of Full-Fat Cheese during Ripening and Recovery of (+)-Catechin after Simulated In Vitro Digestion.

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    Rashidinejad, Ali; Birch, E John; Everett, David W

    2016-08-27

    (+)-Catechin, the representative catechin in green tea, was incorporated into a full-fat cheese (at 125-500 ppm) followed by ripening for 90 days at 8 °C and digesting for six hours. Determination of pH, proximate composition, total phenolic content (TPC) and antioxidant activity (AA) after manufacture and ripening demonstrated that the addition of (+)-catechin significantly (p ≤ 0.05) decreased the pH of both whey and curd during cheese manufacturing and ripening with no significant (p > 0.05) effect on the moisture, protein and fat contents. (+)-Catechin increased TPC, as well as AA, though the increase was not proportional with increasing the concentration of added (+)-catechin. About 57%-69% of (+)-catechin was retained in the cheese curd, whereas about 19%-39% (depending on the concentration) was recovered from the cheese digesta. Transmission electron micrographs showed that the ripened control cheese had a homogeneous pattern of milk fat globules with regular spacing entrapped in a homogenous structure of casein proteins, whereas the addition of (+)-catechin disrupted this homogenous structure. The apparent interaction between (+)-catechin and cheese fat globules was confirmed by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. These associations should be taken into account when incorporating antioxidants, such as (+)-catechin, to create functional dairy products, such as cheese.

  17. Spectroscopic analysis of catechins in peanut seed skins

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    Peanuts, Arachis hypogaea, are cultivated as a source of edible seed oil and protein. The peanut seed testa or skin that surrounds the seed is typically removed after the shelling process by blanching. Several phenolic compounds such as catechins may be isolated as co-products from peanut seed skins...

  18. Dietary catechins and epithelial cancer incidence: the Zutphen elderly study

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    Arts, I.C.W.; Hollman, P.C.H.; Bueno de Mesquita, H.B.; Feskens, E.J.M.; Kromhout, D.

    2001-01-01

    The flavonoids, a group of more than 4,000 polyphenolic antioxidants, are potential cancer preventive components of fruits and vegetables. Catechins, one of the 6 major groups of flavonoids, are present in high concentrations in tea as well. Our objective was to evaluate the association between inta

  19. Cardiovascular effects of green tea catechins: progress and promise.

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    Islam, Mohammed A

    2012-08-01

    Recently, there is a growing interest in the cardiovascular beneficial effects of green tea. Epidemiological and clinical studies have suggested that consumption of green tea is inversely associated with the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. Catechins, the major flavonoid constituents of green tea, exert cardioprotective effects through diverse mechanisms that include reversal of endothelial dysfunctions, decreasing inflammatory biomarkers, and providing antioxidant, antiplatelet and antiproliferative effects. Moreover, dietary consumption of green tea catechins has beneficial effects on blood pressure and lipid parameters. This review will focus on discussing the latest research on the cardioprotective effects of green tea catechins and their underlying molecular mechanisms. Several recent patents pertinent to green tea and cardiovascular health will also be discussed. It is noteworthy that clinical studies involving green tea are fraught with multiple complexity and confounding factors. Therefore, a rigorous assessment of the effects of green tea catechins in well-controlled human trials will be required for better understanding of the effects of green tea in cardiovascular health.

  20. Chemiluminescence assay for catechin based on generation of hydrogen peroxide in basic solution

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    Arakawa, Hidetoshi; Kanemitsu, Mahina; Tajima, Noriko; Maeda, Masako

    2002-11-20

    We have determined that the catechin group in basic solution efficiently produces hydrogen peroxide; moreover, a highly sensitive analysis methodology was developed to measure catechin employing a peroxalate chemiluminescence detection system. Identification of hydrogen peroxide generated by catechin was determined by ESR as well as peroxalate chemiluminescence using catalase and SOD. As a result, catechin-generated superoxide by electron reduction to dissolved oxygen in basic solution, followed by production of hydrogen peroxide through dismutation reaction. This method could measure several tea catechins, (+)-catechin (CC), (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCg), (-)-epicatechin-3-gallate (ECG) and gallic acid, with measurement range from 10{sup -7} to 10{sup -3} mol/l and sensitivity of 10{sup -8} mol/l. This method was also applied to the determination of total catechin levels in green tea, black tea and roasted green tea.

  1. Antioxidant and protective effect of inulin and catechin grafted inulin against CCl4-induced liver injury.

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    Liu, Jun; Lu, Jian-feng; Wen, Xiao-yuan; Kan, Juan; Jin, Chang-hai

    2015-01-01

    In this study, the antioxidant activity and hepatoprotective effect of inulin and catechin grafted inulin (catechin-g-inulin) against carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced acute liver injury were investigated. Results showed that both inulin and catechin-g-inulin had moderate scavenging activity on superoxide radical, hydroxyl radical and H2O2, as well as lipid peroxidation inhibition effect. The antioxidant activity decreased in the order of Vc > catechin >catechin-g-inulin > inulin. Administration of inulin and catechin-g-inulin could significantly reduce the elevated levels of serum aspartate transaminase, alanine transaminase and alkaline phosphatase as compared to CCl4 treatment group. Moreover, inulin and catechin-g-inulin significantly increased the levels of hepatic superoxide dismutase, catalase, glutathione peroxidase, glutathione reductase, glutathione and total antioxidant capacity, whereas markedly decreased the malondialdehyde level when compared with CCl4 treatment group. Notably, catechin-g-inulin showed higher hepatoprotective effect than inulin. In addition, the hepatoprotective effect of catechin-g-inulin was comparable to positive standard of silymarin. Our results suggested that catechin-g-inulin had potent antioxidant activity and potential protective effect against CCl4-induced acute liver injury.

  2. Association of Catechin Molecules in Water: Quantitative Binding Study and Complex Structure Analysis.

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    Ujihara, Tomomi; Hayashi, Nobuyuki

    2016-01-22

    Associations between catechin molecules were investigated by (1)H NMR titration experiments. Eight green tea catechins formed self-assembled dimers in water, and gallate-type catechins had a greater tendency to self-associate than non-gallate-type catechins. All eight catechins also associated as 1:1 heterodimer complexes. Investigation of complex formation of epigallocatechin-3-O-gallate (EGCg) and epigallocatechin (EGC) with the other catechins showed that the affinity between EGCg and 2,3-trans-gallate-type catechins was remarkably high, and the binding affinity of EGCg for ECg was also rather strong. In contrast, the non-gallate-type catechin EGC exhibited generally low binding affinity for other catechins. Structural analyses of the complexes by ROESY experiments and density functional theory calculations demonstrated that the higher binding abilities of gallate-type catechins are due to providing multiple intermolecular interactions that remain effective in an aqueous environment, such as aromatic/aromatic or CH/π interactions.

  3. Subcellular Localization of Galloylated Catechins in Tea Plants (Camellia sinensis (L. O. Kuntze Assessed via Immunohistochemistry

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    Huanhuan eXu

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Galloylated catechins, as the main secondary metabolites in the tea plant, including (--epigallocatechin-3-gallate and (--epicatechin-3-gallate, comprise approximately three-quarters of all the tea plant catechins and have stronger effects than non-galloylated catechins, both on the product quality in tea processing and the pharmacological efficacy to human beings. The subcellular localization of galloylated catechins has been the primary focus of studies that assess biosynthesis and physiological functions. Classical histochemical localization staining reagents can not specifically detect galloylated catechins; thus, their subcellular localization remains controversial. In the present study, we generated a monoclonal antibody (mAb against galloylated catechins, which can be used for the subcellular localization of galloylated catechins in the tea plant by immunohistochemistry. Direct ELISA and ForteBio Octet Red 96 System assay indicated the mAb could recognize the galloylated catechins with high specificities and affinities. In addition, tea bud was ascertained as the optimal tissue for freezing microtomic sections for immunohistochemistry. What’s more, the high quality mAbs which exhibited excellent binding capability to galloylated catechins were utilised for the visualization of them via immunohistochemistry. Our findings demonstrated that vacuoles were the primary sites of localization of galloylated catechins at the subcellular level.

  4. Excretion of Four Catechins in Tea Polyphenols in Rats

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    2009-01-01

    Objective To investigate excretion profiles of the four major anti-oxidant active catechins, (-) epigallo-catechin-3-gallate (EGCG), (-) epicatechin-3-gallate (ECG), (-) epigallocatechin (EGC), and epicatechin (EC) in tea polyphenols (TP) in rats in order to provide experimental data for clinical uses and development of TP as a novel drug. Methods The above four catechins in urine, bile, and feces were simultaneously determined by high performance liquid chromatography coupled with ultraviolet absorption detector (HPLC-UV) assay with a binary gradient elution. The samples were extracted by ethyl acetate prior to HPLC. The quantification was carried out by peak area internal standard method. Following iv dosing TP 100 mg/kg to rats, the samples were collected at different time intervals up to 8 h (urine and bile) and 24 h (feces). Results The urinary Ae, 0-8 h (cumulative excretion amount over 8 h) of EGCG, ECG, EGC, and EC were, on the average, 150.83, 30.75, 116.69, and 254.56 μg, corresponding to fe, 0-8 h (cumulative excretion fraction of dose over 8 h) of 1.45%, 0.84%, 7.88%, and 10.73%, respectively; the biliary Ae, 0-8 h were 12.61, 42.64, 6.61, and 1.24 μg, corresponding to the fe, 0-8 h of 0.12%, 1.16%, 0.45%, and 0.053%,respectively. For fecal excretion, only EGCG and EGC were detected with Ae, 0-24 h of 7.38 μg (fe, 0-24 h of 0.07%) and 157 μg (fe, 0-24 h of 9.99 %), respectively. The fe, total (the total fe of 3 excretory routes) were 18.32%, 10.78%, 2.00%, and 1.64% for EGC, EC, ECG, and EGCG, respectively. Conclusion EGCG and EC are mainly excreted in urine, ECG in bile, and EGC in feces by reference to their Ae and fe. The excretion of the four catechins based on fe, total is ranked in order of EGC > EC > ECG > EGCG. Only small amount of four catechins are recovered in urine, bile, and feces, indicating an extensive metabolic conversion of catechins in the rat body.

  5. Investigation of the Interaction Between Sodium(meta) Arsenite and Catechin via ESI Tandem Mass Spectrometry

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    CUI Sheng-yun; WEN Jin-feng; KIM Seung-jin; LEE Yong-ill

    2007-01-01

    Catechin, one of the main components of green tea, is considered to have the remedy effect of arsenic poison,although the chemical mechanism is not well known. In this study, sodium(meta) selenite, which is used as herbisolution to investigate the interaction between toxic inorganic arsenic compound and catechin via ESI tandem mass spectrometry. The interaction products of mono-methylated arsenic with catechin in the presence of methanol were identified in the negative mode. Collission induced dissociation(CID) mass spectrometric measurements indicate that monomethylated arsenic was "alkylated" strongly by conjugation at the sites of C2' and C5' in the phenyl ring B of the catechin. The interaction mechanism between sodium(meta) arsenite and catechin was proposed. The results provide useful information to understand the chemical pathway of the detoxification of the arsenic toxicity by catechin.

  6. Pharmacokinetics of green tea catechins in extract and sustained-release preparations.

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    Janle, Elsa M; Morré, Dorothy M; Morré, D James; Zhou, Qin; Zhu, Yongxin

    2008-01-01

    Catechins are a major constituent of green tea. For green tea to have cancer therapeutic benefit, catechin concentrations in the range of 100 nM are required continuously until apoptosis (programmed cell death) is induced. To prolong elevated plasma and interstitial concentrations of catechins, a sustained-release formulation of green tea extract was tested and compared to a commercial green tea extract (Tegreen97®). Sustained-release formulations are usually developed in the pharmaceutical industry to slowly deliver the compound over a period of time and increase the dosing interval. Plasma and interstitial fluid (ISF) pharmacokinetics of catechins were determined following an oral dose in the rat. The sustained-release formulation profile included multiple smaller peaks of total catechins in both plasma and ISF. Interstitial fluid profiles of green tea extract indicate that higher catechins concentration and longer duration in tissue than in blood may make a sustained-release form unnecessary.

  7. Influence of the galloyl moiety in tea catechins on binding affinity for human serum albumin.

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    Minoda, Kanako; Ichikawa, Tatsuya; Katsumata, Tomoharu; Onobori, Ken-ichi; Mori, Taiki; Suzuki, Yukiko; Ishii, Takeshi; Nakayama, Tsutomu

    2010-01-01

    The major catechins of green tea extract are (-)-epicatechin (EC), (-)-epigallocatechin (EGC), (-)-epicatechin gallate (ECg), and (-)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg). Recent research has indicated that catechins form complexes with human serum albumin (HSA) in blood, and differences in their binding affinity toward HSA are believed to modulate their bioavailability. In this study, we kinetically investigated the interaction between the catechins and HSA immobilized on a quartz-crystal microbalance (QCM). The association constants obtained from the frequency changes of QCM revealed interactions of ECg and EGCg with HSA that are 100 times stronger than those of EC and EGC. Furthermore, comparisons of these catechins by native-gel electrophoresis/blotting with redox-cycling staining revealed that, in a phosphate buffer, ECg and EGCg have a higher binding affinity toward HSA than EC and EGC. These observations indicate that catechins with a galloyl moiety have higher binding affinities toward HSA than catechins lacking a galloyl moiety.

  8. Antioxidant Activity and α-Glucosidase Inhibitory Activities of the Polycondensate of Catechin with Glyoxylic Acid.

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    Full Text Available In order to investigate polymeric flavonoids, the polycondensate of catechin with glyoxylic acid (PCG was prepared and its chemically antioxidant, cellular antioxidant (CAA and α-glucosidase inhibitory activities were evaluated. The DPPH and ABTS radical scavenging activities and antiproliferative effect of PCG were lower than those of catechin, while PCG had higher CAA activity than catechin. In addition, PCG had very high α-glucosidase inhibitory activities (IC50 value, 2.59 μg/mL in comparison to catechin (IC50 value, 239.27 μg/mL. Inhibition kinetics suggested that both PCG and catechin demonstrated a mixture of noncompetitive and anticompetitive inhibition. The enhanced CAA and α-glucosidase inhibitor activities of PCG could be due to catechin polymerization enhancing the binding capacity to the cellular membrane and enzymes.

  9. Kinetics and Mechanistic Studies on the Reaction between Cytochrome c and Tea Catechins

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    Lihua Wang

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Green tea is characterized by the presence of an abundance of polyphenolic compounds, also known as catechins, including epicatechin (EC, epigallocatechin (EGC, epicatechin gallate (EGC and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG. In addition to being a popular beverage, tea consumption has been suggested as a mean of chemoprevention. However, its mode of action is unclear. It was discovered that tea catechins can react with cytochrome c. When oxidized cytochrome c was mixed with catechins commonly found in green tea under non-steady-state conditions, a reduction of cytochrome c was observed. The reaction rate of the catechins was dependent on the pH and the nature of the catechin. The pseudo-first order rate constant obtained increased in the order of EC < ECG < EGC < EGCG, which is consistent with previously reported superoxide reduction activities and Cu2+ reduction activities of tea catechins.

  10. Antioxidant Effects of Quercetin and Catechin Encapsulated into PLGA Nanoparticles

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Polymeric nanoparticles (PLGA have been developed for the encapsulation and controlled release of quercetin and catechin. Nanoparticles were fabricated using a solvent displacement method. Physicochemical properties were measured by light scattering, scanning electron microscopy and ζ-potential, X-ray diffraction, infrared spectroscopy and differential scanning calorimetry. Encapsulation efficiency and in vitro release profiles were obtained from differential pulse voltammetry experiments. Antioxidant properties of free and encapsulated flavonoids were determined by TBARS, fluorescence spectroscopy and standard chelating activity methods. Relatively small (d≈ 400 nm polymeric nanoparticles were obtained containing quercetin or catechin in a non-crystalline form (EE ≈ 79% and the main interactions between the polymer and each flavonoid were found to consist of hydrogen bonds. In vitro release profiles were pH-dependant, the more acidic pH, the faster release of each flavonoid from the polymeric nanoparticles. The inhibition of the action of free radicals and chelating properties, were also enhanced when quercetin and catechin were encapsulated within PLGA nanoparticles. The information obtained from this study will facilitate the design and fabrication of polymeric nanoparticles as possible oral delivery systems for encapsulation, protection and controlled release of flavonoids aimed to prevent oxidative stress in human body or food products.

  11. Kinetics and Mechanistic Studies on the Reaction between Cytochrome c and Tea Catechins

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    Lihua Wang; Elizabeth Santos; Desiree Schenk; Montserrat Rabago-Smith

    2014-01-01

    Green tea is characterized by the presence of an abundance of polyphenolic compounds, also known as catechins, including epicatechin (EC), epigallocatechin (EGC), epicatechin gallate (EGC) and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). In addition to being a popular beverage, tea consumption has been suggested as a mean of chemoprevention. However, its mode of action is unclear. It was discovered that tea catechins can react with cytochrome c. When oxidized cytochrome c was mixed with catechins commonl...

  12. Pharmacokinetics of Green Tea Catechins in Extract and Sustained-Release Preparations

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    Janle, Elsa M; Morré, Dorothy M.; Morré, D. James; Zhou, Qin; Zhu, Yongxin

    2008-01-01

    Catechins are a major constituent of green tea. For green tea to have cancer therapeutic benefit, catechin concentrations in the range of 100 nM are required continuously until apoptosis (programmed cell death) is induced. To prolong elevated plasma and interstitial concentrations of catechins, a sustained-release formulation of green tea extract was tested and compared to a commercial green tea extract (Tegreen97®). Sustained-release formulations are usually developed in the pharmaceutical i...

  13. Biophysical Approach to Mechanisms of Cancer Prevention and Treatment with Green Tea Catechins

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    Masami Suganuma; Atsushi Takahashi; Tatsuro Watanabe; Keisuke Iida; Takahisa Matsuzaki; Yoshikawa, Hiroshi Y.; Hirota Fujiki

    2016-01-01

    Green tea catechin and green tea extract are now recognized as non-toxic cancer preventives for humans. We first review our brief historical development of green tea cancer prevention. Based on exciting evidence that green tea catechin, (−)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) in drinking water inhibited lung metastasis of B16 melanoma cells, we and other researchers have studied the inhibitory mechanisms of metastasis with green tea catechins using biomechanical tools, atomic force microscopy (AF...

  14. Anti-influenza Virus Effects of Catechins: A Molecular and Clinical Review.

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    Ide, Kazuke; Kawasaki, Yohei; Kawakami, Koji; Yamada, Hiroshi

    2016-01-01

    Influenza infection and associated epidemics represent a serious public health problem. Several preventive and curative measures exist against its spread including vaccination and therapeutic agents such as neuraminidase inhibitors (e.g., oseltamivir, zanamivir, as well as peramivir and laninamivir, which are licensed in several countries) and adamantanes (e.g., amantadine and rimantadine). However, neuraminidase inhibitor- and adamantane- resistant viruses have been detected, whereas vaccines exhibit strain-specific effects and are limited in supply. Thus, new approaches are needed to prevent and treat influenza infections. Catechins, a class of polyphenolic flavonoids present in tea leaves, have been reported as potential anti-influenza virus agents based on experimental and clinical studies. (-)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a major and highly bioactive catechin, is known to inhibit influenza A and B virus infections in Madin-Darby canine kidney cells. Additionally, EGCG and other catechin compounds such as epicatechin gallate and catechin-5-gallate also show neuraminidase inhibitory activities as demonstrated via molecular docking. These catechins can bind differently to neuraminidase and might overcome known drug resistancerelated virus mutations. Furthermore, the antiviral effects of chemically modified catechin derivatives have also been investigated, and future structure-based drug design studies of catechin derivatives might contribute to improvements in influenza prevention and treatment. This review briefly summarizes probable mechanisms underlying the inhibitory effects of tea catechins against influenza infection and their clinical benefits on influenza prevention and treatment. Additionally, the great potential of tea catechins and their chemical derivatives as effective antiviral agents is described.

  15. Green tea formulations with vitamin C and xylitol on enhanced intestinal transport of green tea catechins.

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    Chung, Jae-Hwan; Kim, Sol; Lee, Sang-Jun; Chung, Jin-Oh; Oh, Yu-Jin; Shim, Soon-Mi

    2013-05-01

    The effect of green tea formulated with vitamin C and xylitol on intestinal cell transport of gallated and nongallated catechin was studied. The transport of catechins from both apical to basolateral and basolateral to apical directions was measured. The effect of vitamin C (4, 10, 20 ppm), xylitol (11, 27.5, 55 ppm), and combinations of both on the intestinal transport rate of catechins was examined. The efflux value (Pb→a/Pa→b) of (-)-epigallocatechin (EGC), (-)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), (-)-epicatechin (EC), and (-)-epicatechin gallate (ECG) was 0.26, 0.22, 1.22, and 0.17, respectively, indicating that EC appeared to be less absorbed compared with other catechins. The addition of xylitol (11, 27.5, 55 ppm) and vitamin C (4, 10, 20 ppm) and in combination enhanced transport rate of nongallated catechins such as EC and EGC. For EC, vitamin C was revealed to be the most effective on intestinal transport, implying the inhibition of the efflux transport mechanism of EC. Intestinal transport of gallated catechins significantly increased from catechins formulated with vitamin C and xylitol in a dose-dependent manner compared to the catechin-only formulation. Results provide a potential strategy to enhance the delivery and bioavailability of catechins in humans by modulating green tea formulation with vitamin C and xylitol.

  16. Differential behaviors of tea catechins under thermal processing: Formation of non-enzymatic oligomers.

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    Fan, Fang-Yuan; Shi, Meng; Nie, Ying; Zhao, Yue; Ye, Jian-Hui; Liang, Yue-Rong

    2016-04-01

    Tea catechins as a member of flavan-3-ols subclass with the same skeleton may behave differentially. This study investigated the chemical conversions of 8 catechins under heat treatment with the involvement of epimerization, hydrolysis and oxidation/condensation reactions. Three reactions were enhanced as temperature increased from 30 °C to 90 °C. The epimerization of non-gallated catechins was favored by epi-configuration but hindered by pyrogallol moiety, and the hydrolysis reaction of gallated catechins was facilitated by pyrogallol moiety. Epicatechin and epigallocatechin had the lowest thermostabilities due to epimerization and oxidation/condensation reactions respectively. Sufficient O2 was not a precondition for the occurrence of chemical conversions of catechins under heat treatment. Non-enzymatic oligomerization occurred to epi type catechins and catechin under heat treatment, and dehydrodicatechins A were mainly responsible for the browning of epicatechin and catechin solutions. The evidence of generation of catechin oligomers provides a novel way to explain sensory change of tea and relevant products during thermal processing.

  17. Enzymatic synthesis of poly(catechin)-antibiotic conjugates: an antimicrobial approach for indwelling catheters.

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    Gonçalves, Idalina; Abreu, Ana S; Matamá, Teresa; Ribeiro, Artur; Gomes, Andreia C; Silva, Carla; Cavaco-Paulo, Artur

    2015-01-01

    Biofilm formation in urinary indwelling catheters is one of the most critical issues that patients face. Catheters were coated with poly(catechin)-antibiotic conjugates with enhanced antimicrobial properties. Catechin was conjugated with two antibiotics, namely trimethoprim (TMP) and sulfamethoxazole (SMZ) via activation with N,N'-disuccinimidyl carbonate (DSC) and subsequent coupling to molecules containing α-amine moieties. Silicone and polyurethane catheters were functionalized in situ through laccase oxidation of catechin-antibiotic conjugates. Four antimicrobial coatings were produced, namely with poly(catechin), poly(catechin)-TMP, poly(catechin)-SMZ and poly(catechin)-TMP-SMZ. The bacterial adhesion reduction was tested on the functionalized devices using gram-negative and gram-positive strains. The most significant reduction in adhesion was observed with poly(catechin)-TMP (gram-negative -85 % and gram-positive -87 %) and with poly(catechin)-TMP-SMZ (gram-negative -85 % and gram-positive -91 %). The cytotoxicity to mammalian cells was tested by indirect contact for 5 days and revealed that all the tested coatings supported more than 90 % of viable cells. A promising approach for the increase of the indwelling catheter lifespan was developed aiming to reduce catheter-associated chronic infections.

  18. Absorption and pharmacokinetics of green tea catechins in beagles.

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    Mata-Bilbao, Maria de Lourdes; Andrés-Lacueva, Cristina; Roura, Elena; Jáuregui, Olga; Escribano, Elvira; Torre, Celina; Lamuela-Raventós, Rosa M

    2008-09-01

    The present study evaluates for the first time in dogs, the kinetics of green tea catechins and their metabolic forms in plasma and urine. Ten beagles were administered 173 mg (12.35 mg/kg body weight) of catechins as a green tea extract, in capsules. Blood samples were collected during 24 h after intake and urine samples were collected during the following periods of time: 0-2, 2-6, 6-8 and 8-24 h. Two catechins with a galloyl moiety and three conjugated metabolites were detected in plasma. Most of the detected forms in plasma reached their maximum plasma concentration (Cmax) at around 1 h. Median Cmax for ( - )-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), ( - )-epicatechin-3-gallate (ECG), ( - )-epigallocatechin glucuronide (EGC-glucuronide), ( - )-epicatechin glucuronide (EC-glucuronide), ( - )-epicatechin sulphate (EC-sulphate) were 0.3 (range 0.1-1.9), 0.1 (range 0-0.4), 0.8 (range 0.2-3.9), 0.2 (range 0.1-1.7) and 1 (range 0.3-3.4) micromol/l, respectively. The areas under the plasma concentration v. time curves (AUC0 --> 24) were 427 (range 102-1185) micromol/l x min for EGC-glucuronide, 112 (range 53-919) micromol/l x min for EC-sulphate, 71 (range 26-306) micromol/l x min for EGCG, 40 (range 12-258) micromol/l x min for EC-glucuronide and 14 (range 0.1-124) micromol/l x min for ECG. The values of mean residence time (MRT0 --> 24) were 5 (range 2-16), 2 (range 1-11), 10 (range 2-13), 3 (range 2-16) and 2.4 (range 1-18) h for EGCG, ECG, EGC-glucuronide, EC-glucuronide and EC-sulphate, respectively. In urine, catechins were present as conjugated forms, suggesting bile excretion of EGCG and ECG. Green tea catechins are absorbed following an oral administration and EGC-glucuronide is the metabolic form that remains in the organism for a longer period of time, suggesting that this compound could suffer an enterohepatic cycle.

  19. A History of Catechin Chemistry with Special Reference to Tea Leaves

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    Ryoyasu, Saijo; Katoh, Miyuki

    This review describes the history of the discovery of catechins, i.e., flavan 3-ols in the flavonoid compounds, with a special reference to tea leaves. 1. Catechin was first separated from gambier catechu and acacia catechu, and its molecular weight and chemical structure were proposed in 1902. By 1948 the six catechins,(+)-catechin,(-)-epicatechin,(-)-epicatechin 3-O-gallate,(-)-epigallocatechin,(+)-gallocatechin, and(-)-epigallocatechin 3-O-gallate, as shown in Table 1, had been found in a variety of plants, including tea. Table 1 summarizes each catechin, the plant associated with it, and the year and authorship of each first reporting.(-)-Epigallocatechin 3-gallate was isolated from tea leaves in 1948 as the last compound of the six catechins, even though it accounted for the largest proportion of total catechin content. The compound was not isolated and purified by traditional separation methods, such as the ethyl acetate extraction and lead acetate precipitation methods; instead, silica gel column chromatography was the key technique used to succeed in the separation and purification of the compound, from which the determination of the chemical structure followed. 2. The six catechins in fresh tea leaves are easily epimerized by heat treatment to form the corresponding epimerized catechins, as shown in Table 2. Observation indicates that the six natural and six epimerized catechins can be present in heat-treated dried tea leaves or green teas. 3. The chemical structures of the ten catechins, which include the compounds in Table 1, are shown in Table 3. As the contents of the catechins in fresh tea leaves have been reported many times in the literature, it is certain that these compounds are naturally present in tea leaves. 4. Table 4 summarizes the chemical structures of eight minor catechin derivatives found in tea leaves and oolong teas, the first reporting authors, and the year reported. Because the presence of these catechin derivatives in fresh tea

  20. pH-dependent radical scavenging capacity of green tea catechins

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    Muzolf, M.; Szymusiak, H.; Gliszczynska-Swiglo, A.; Rietjens, I.M.C.M.; Tyrakowska, B.

    2008-01-01

    The effect of pH on the radical scavenging capacity of green tea catechins was investigated using experimental as well as theoretical methods. It was shown that the radical scavenging capacity of the catechins, quantified by the TEAC value, increases with increasing pH of the medium. Comparison of t

  1. Development of CAPS markers to identify Indian tea (Camellia sinensis) clones with high catechin content.

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    Elangbam, M; Misra, A K

    2016-06-10

    Tea leaves are rich in plant secondary phenolics, especially flavonoids. Catechins are considered to be the most valuable flavonoids, and the catechin content in tea is an important trait for determining its quality. We have developed cleaved amplified polymorphic sequence (CAPS)-based markers for evaluating total catechin content that target two important secondary metabolite pathway genes, PAL (phenylalanine ammonia-lyase) and CHS (chalcone synthase). Catechin content levels in the tea samples tested ranged from 9 to 33 mg/mg. The CAPS technique identified clones with the homozygous profile PRc1, which has relatively lower catechin content than clones with the heterozygous profile PRc2. A significant difference (t = 16.85) in the level of catechin content was also detected between heterozygotes and homozygotes in the tea seed stock TS379. We found a polynomial relationship between the marker developed for CHS2 and catechin content in these tea samples with R2 = 0.9788. Moreover, PAL has less of a relationship with catechin content. Therefore, we recommend tea clones with heterozygous CAPS profiles for the gene CHS2+RcaI for the further improvement in these clones.

  2. Dietary catechins in relation to coronary heart disease death among postmenopausal women

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    Arts, I.C.W.; Jacobs, D.R.; Harnack, L.J.; Gross, M.; Folsom, A.R.

    2001-01-01

    Catechins, one of the major groups of flavonoids, are bioactive compounds present in a variety of plant foods and beverages. Experimental data suggest that they might prevent chronic diseases in humans. We studied whether the intake of catechins was inversely associated with the risk of coronary hea

  3. Sorption of catechins under conditions of reverse-phase high-efficiency liquid chromatography

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    Shafigulin, R. V.; Egorova, K. V.; Bulanova, A. V.

    2010-08-01

    The physico-chemical principles of catechin sorption from various polar solvents onto silica gel modified with octadecyl groups were studied. Thermodynamic characteristics of the sorption were calculated, and the applicability of different models of retention was demonstrated for catechins under the conditions of reverse-phase high-efficiency liquid chromatography.

  4. Stability of Green Tea Catechins in Commercial Tea Leaves during Storage for 6 Months

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    To help meet the needs of consumers, producers of dietary tea products, and researchers for information on health-promoting tea ingredients, we determined by HPLC seven catechins [(–)-epigallocatechin (EGC), (–)-catechin (C), (+)-epicatechin (EC), (–)-epigallocatechin 3-gallate (EGCG), (–)-gallocate...

  5. Dietary catechins and their potentially protective role in cardiovascular diseases and cancer

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    Arts, I.

    2001-01-01

    Catechins are polyphenolic compounds in plant foods that belong to the family of flavonoids. Due to their strong antioxidant activity and their capacity to influence mammalian enzyme systems, catechins were hypothesized to affect risk of cardiovascular diseases and cancer in humans. After optimizing

  6. Interaction of green tea catechins with breast cancer endocrine treatment: a systematic review.

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    Yiannakopoulou, Eugenia C

    2014-01-01

    Recent data have shown strong chemopreventive and possibly cancer chemotherapeutic effects of green tea polyphenols and EGCG against breast cancer. This systematic review aims to synthesize data on the possible interaction of green tea catechins with breast cancer endocrine treatment. Electronic databases were searched with the appropriate search terms. Experimental trials suggest a synergistic interaction of green tea catechins with tamoxifen or raloxifene in the treatment of estrogen receptor-positive and estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer through estrogen receptor-dependent and -independent mechanisms. No evidence of an interaction of green tea catechins with aromatase inhibitors or fulvestrant has been reported. As green tea catechins are natural compounds with a rather favorable safety profile, the strategy of co-administrating green tea catechins with tamoxifen seems to be a rational approach in chemoprevention, adjuvant and metastatic breast cancer treatment that needs further investigation.

  7. Green tea catechins: biologic properties, proposed mechanisms of action, and clinical implications.

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    Rosen, Ted

    2012-11-01

    Botanical products, including and especially green tea leaves, have a wide range of both reputed and demonstrated health benefits and have been used medicinally for thousands of years. This paper focuses on green tea catechins, principally reviewing their known biologic properties and potential mechanisms of action (MOAs). The primary objective is to discuss the proposed antiviral, antiproliferative, and immunostimulatory activity of catechins based on strong evidence from in vitro and in vivo studies conducted to date, including two preclinical in vitro studies with sinecatechins, a proprietary mixture of catechins. This review also discusses the clinical implications of catechins for the treatment of external genital and perianal warts (EGWs) and other conditions caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). While the MOA of catechins in the treatment of EGWs and other HPV-related conditions may be related to or associated with postulated or proven antiviral and immunostimulatory activity, the precise clinical significance of the various in vitro findings remains largely unknown.

  8. Ambivalent role of gallated catechins in glucose tolerance in humans: a novel insight into non-absorbable gallated catechin-derived inhibitors of glucose absorption.

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    Park, J H; Jin, J Y; Baek, W K; Park, S H; Sung, H Y; Kim, Y K; Lee, J; Song, D K

    2009-12-01

    Prolonged postprandial hyperglycemia is a detrimental factor for type 2 diabetes and obesity. The benefit of green tea extract (GTE) consumption still requires confirmation. We report the effects of circulating green tea catechins on blood glucose and insulin levels. Oral glucose loading 1 h after GTE ingestion in humans led to higher blood glucose and insulin levels than in control subjects. Gallated catechins were required for these effects, although within the intestinal lumen they have been known to decrease glucose and cholesterol absorption. Treatment with epigallocatechin-3-gallate hindered 2-deoxyglucose uptake into liver, fat, pancreatic beta-cell, and skeletal muscle cell lines. The glucose intolerance was ameliorated by gallated catechin-deficient GTE or GTE mixed with polyethylene glycol, which was used as an inhibitor of intestinal absorption of gallated catechins. These findings may suggest that the gallated catechin when it is in the circulation elevates blood glucose level by blocking normal glucose uptake into the tissues, resulting in secondary hyperinsulinemia, whereas it decreases glucose entry into the circulation when they are inside the intestinal lumen. These findings encourage the development of non-absorbable derivatives of gallated catechins for preventative treatment of type 2 diabetes and obesity, which would specifically induce only the positive luminal effect.

  9. Green tea catechins and their metabolites in human skin before and after exposure to ultraviolet radiation.

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    Clarke, Kayleigh A; Dew, Tristan P; Watson, Rachel E B; Farrar, Mark D; Osman, Joanne E; Nicolaou, Anna; Rhodes, Lesley E; Williamson, Gary

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    Dietary flavonoids may protect against sunburn inflammation in skin. Preliminary reports using less complete analysis suggest that certain catechins and their metabolites are found in skin biopsies and blister fluid after consumption of green tea; however, it is not known if they are affected by solar-simulated ultraviolet radiation (UVR) or whether conjugated forms, with consequently altered bioactivity, are present. The present study tested the hypothesis that UVR affects the catechin levels in the skin of healthy volunteers after consumption of green tea and how catechins in the plasma are related to their presence in skin tissue samples. In an open oral intervention study, 11 subjects consumed green tea and vitamin C supplements daily for 3months. Presupplementation and postsupplementation plasma samples, suction blister fluid and skin biopsies were collected; the latter two samples were collected both before and after UVR. A sensitive high-performance liquid chromatography/mass spectrometric assay was used to measure the intact catechin metabolites, conjugates and free forms. Seven green tea catechins and their corresponding metabolites were identified postsupplementation in skin biopsies, 20 in blister fluid and 26 in plasma, with 15 green tea catechin metabolites present in both blister fluid and plasma. The valerolactone, O-methyl-M4-O-sulfate, a gut microbiota metabolite of catechins, was significantly increased 1.6-fold by UVR in blister fluid samples. In conclusion, there were some common catechin metabolites in the plasma and blister fluid, and the concentration was always higher in plasma. The results suggest that green tea catechins and metabolites are bioavailable in skin and provide a novel link between catechin metabolites derived from the skin and gut microbiota.

  10. Protective effect of catechin in type I Gaucher disease cells by reducing endoplasmic reticulum stress

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    Lee, Yea-Jin [Department of Biotechnology, Hoseo University, Baebang, Asan, Chungnam, 336-795 (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Sung-Jo, E-mail: sungjo@hoseo.edu [Department of Biotechnology, Hoseo University, Baebang, Asan, Chungnam, 336-795 (Korea, Republic of); Heo, Tae-Hwe, E-mail: thhur92@catholic.ac.kr [College of Pharmacy, The Catholic University of Korea, Bucheon 420-743 (Korea, Republic of)

    2011-09-23

    Highlights: {yields} Catechin reduces the expression level of ER stress marker protein in type I Gaucher disease cells. {yields} Catechin induces the proliferation rate of GD cells similar levels to normal cells. {yields} Catechin improves wound healing activity. {yields} Catechin-mediated reductions in ER stress may be associated with enhanced cell survival. {yields} We identified catechin as a protective agent against ER stress in GD cells. -- Abstract: Gaucher disease (GD) is the most common lysosomal storage disorder (LSD) and is divided into three phenotypes, I, II, and III. Type I is the most prevalent form and has its onset in adulthood. The degree of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress is one of the factors that determine GD severity. It has recently been reported that antioxidants reduce ER stress and apoptosis by scavenging the oxidants that cause oxidative stress. For this report, we investigated the possibility that catechin can act on type I GD patient cells to alleviate the pathogenic conditions of GD. We treated GD cells with catechin and examined the expression level of GRP78/BiP (an ER stress marker) by western blots and fluorescence microscopy, the proliferation rate of GD cells, and scratch-induced wound healing activity. Our results show that catechin reduces the expression level of GRP78/BiP, leads to cell proliferation rates of GD cells similar levels to normal cells, and improves wound healing activity. We conclude that catechin protects against ER stress in GD cells and catechin-mediated reductions in ER stress may be associated with enhanced cell survival.

  11. Cancer chemoprevention with green tea catechins: from bench to bed.

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    Shirakami, Yohei; Shimizu, Masahito; Moriwaki, Hisataka

    2012-12-01

    Many epidemiological studies and a large number of experimental studies using a variety of animal models have observed that consumption or administration of green tea appears to exert cancer chemopreventive activity. Based on the results of numerous laboratory cell culture investigations, several mechanisms have been hypothesized to underlie the anti-cancer activity of green tea catechins, especially that of (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), the most abundant and active constituent in green tea. These mechanisms include promotion of anti-oxidant activity, inhibition of NF-κB and AP-1, regulation of the cell cycle, inhibition of receptor tyrosine kinase pathways, control of epigenetic modifications, and modulation of the immune system. Several recent interventional studies examining the anti-carcinogenic properties of green tea catechins in humans have yielded promising results that suggest the possibility of their application to human clinical trials. This review article analyzes the results of these studies to explicate the effects of consumption or administration of green tea and its constituents on malignancies observed to date and discuss future directions in this research field.

  12. Extraction of catechins and caffeine from different tealeaves and comparison with micellar electrokinetic chromatography

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    SONG Guanqun; LIN Jinming; Qu Feng; C.W.Huie

    2003-01-01

    This work describes the simultaneous deter- mination of catechins and caffeine in green, black tealeaves and canned tea-drink using micellar electrokinetic chromatography. The catechins analyzed include (+)-catechin, (-)- epicatechin, (-)-epigallocatechin, (-)-epicatechin gallate and (-)-epigallocatechin gallate. Using UV absorption method at 280 nm, the limits of detections of catechins and caffeine are 10-6 mol/L, which is suitable for the real sample determination. Using this analytical method, the extraction of these compounds from the tealeaves with hot water is compared under different temperatures. The effects of temperature on the amount of catechins and caffeine extracted are evident, showing that (-)-epigallocatechin gallate is the most easiest to be extracted at 100℃. The stability of catechins and caffeine in stocking solution of tea-drink at 4℃ is also compared on five consecutive days. The contents of catechins and caffeine in green and black teas are discussed and the difference of the content between different tealeaves can provide a reference for the assessment of tea quality.

  13. The galloyl catechins contributing to main antioxidant capacity of tea made from Camellia sinensis in China.

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    Zhao, Chunjian; Li, Chunying; Liu, Shuaihua; Yang, Lei

    2014-01-01

    Total polyphenol content, catechins content, and antioxidant capacities of green, dark, oolong, and black teas made from Camellia sinensis in China were evaluated. The total polyphenol content of 20 samples of tea was in the range of 7.82-32.36%. Total catechins content was in the range of 4.34-24.27%. The antioxidant capacity of tea extract was determined by the oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) test and the 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical-scavenging test. Total polyphenol content, catechins content, and antioxidant capacity decreased in the following order: green > oolong > black > dark tea. A positive correlation existed between the antioxidant capacity and total polyphenol content or catechins content (R (2) = 0.67-0.87). The antioxidant capacities of five major catechins (epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), epicatechin gallate (ECG), epicatechin, epigallocatechin, and catechin) were determined by online HPLC DPPH radical-scavenging; the antioxidant activity of tea was mainly attributed to the esterified catechins (EGCG or ECG).

  14. The Galloyl Catechins Contributing to Main Antioxidant Capacity of Tea Made from Camellia sinensis in China

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Total polyphenol content, catechins content, and antioxidant capacities of green, dark, oolong, and black teas made from Camellia sinensis in China were evaluated. The total polyphenol content of 20 samples of tea was in the range of 7.82–32.36%. Total catechins content was in the range of 4.34–24.27%. The antioxidant capacity of tea extract was determined by the oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC test and the 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH radical-scavenging test. Total polyphenol content, catechins content, and antioxidant capacity decreased in the following order: green > oolong > black > dark tea. A positive correlation existed between the antioxidant capacity and total polyphenol content or catechins content (R2=0.67–0.87. The antioxidant capacities of five major catechins (epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG, epicatechin gallate (ECG, epicatechin, epigallocatechin, and catechin were determined by online HPLC DPPH radical-scavenging; the antioxidant activity of tea was mainly attributed to the esterified catechins (EGCG or ECG.

  15. Effects of catechins on vascular tone in rat thoracic aorta with endothelium.

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    Sanae, Fujiko; Miyaichi, Yukinori; Kizu, Haruhisa; Hayashi, Hisao

    2002-10-11

    The effects of eight catechin derivatives on vascular tone in rat thoracic aorta were examined. Catechin derivatives (10 microM) potentiated the contractile response to phenylephrine in endothelium-intact arteries. The potentiations produced by EGCg and EGC were almost absent in endothelium-denuded arteries and abolished by N(G)-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester, an inhibitor of nitric oxide synthesis. The catechin derivatives also inhibited endothelium-dependent relaxation in response to acetylcholine. The order of catechin derivatives ranked in terms of both increasing vascular reactivity and impairing endothelium-dependent relaxation was similar; (-)-gallocatechin (GC) >or= (-)-epigallocatechin (EGC) >or= (-)-gallocatechin gallate (GCg) >or= (-)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg) >or= (-)-catechin (C) >or= (-)-epicatechin (EC) >or= (-)-catechin gallate (Cg) >or= (-)-epicatechin gallate (ECg). In addition, EGC inhibited the endothelium-independent relaxation evoked by both sodium nitroprusside and NOC-7, a spontanous NO releaser, but EGCg inhibited only that by NOC-7. These findings indicate that catechin derivatives produce a potentiation of the contractile response and an inhibition of the vasorelaxant response, probably through inactivation of endothelium-derived nitric oxide (NO), and that the hydroxyl on C-5 of the B ring together with the stereoscopic structure between the C-3 group and the B ring of flavanols was of importance in mediating the above effects and that the substitution of a gallate group of C-3 attenuated the effects, probably due to a decreased response to solube guanylate cyclase in vascular smooth muscle cells.

  16. Tea catechins modulate the glucose transport system in 3T3-L1 adipocytes.

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    Ueda, Manabu; Furuyashiki, Takashi; Yamada, Kayo; Aoki, Yukiko; Sakane, Iwao; Fukuda, Itsuko; Yoshida, Ken-Ichi; Ashida, Hitoshi

    2010-11-01

    In this study, we investigated the effects of tea catechins on the translocation of glucose transporter (GLUT) 4 in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. We found that the ethyl acetate fraction of green tea extract, containing abundant catechins, most decreased insulin-induced glucose uptake activity in 3T3-L1 cells. When the cells were treated with 50 μM catechins in the absence or presence of insulin for 30 min, nongallate-type catechins increased glucose uptake activity without insulin, whereas gallate-type catechins decreased insulin-induced glucose uptake activity. (-)-Epicatechin (EC) and (-)-epigallocatechin (EGC), nongallate-type catechins, increased glucose uptake activity in the dose- and time-dependent manner, whereas (-)-catechin 3-gallate (Cg) and (-)-epigallocatechin 3-gallate (EGCg), gallate-type catechins, decreased insulin-induced glucose uptake activity in the dose- and time-dependent manner. When the cells were treated with 50 μM catechins for 30 min, EC and EGC promoted GLUT4 translocation, whereas Cg and EGCg decreased the insulin-induced translocation in the cells. EC and EGC increased phosphorylation of PKCλ/ζ without phosphorylation of insulin receptor (IR) and Akt. Wortmannin and LY294002, inhibitors for phosphatidylinositol 3'-kinase (PI3K), decreased EC- and EGC-induced glucose uptake activity in the cells. Cg and EGCg decreased phosphorylation of PKCλ/ζ in the presence of insulin without affecting insulin-induced phosphorylation of IR, and Akt. Therefore, EC and EGC promote the translocation of GLUT4 through activation of PI3K, and Cg and EGCg inhibit insulin-induced translocation of GLUT4 by the insulin signaling pathway in 3T3-L1 cells.

  17. Analysis of catechins in Theobroma cacao beans by cyclodextrin-modified micellar electrokinetic chromatography.

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    Gotti, Roberto; Furlanetto, Sandra; Pinzauti, Sergio; Cavrini, Vanni

    2006-04-21

    A micellar electrokinetic chromatography (MEKC) method was developed for the quantitation of polyphenols (+)-catechin and (-)-epicatechin (catechin monomers) and the methylxanthine theobromine in Theobroma cacao beans. Owing to the poor stability of catechin monomers in alkaline conditions, a 50 mM Britton-Robinson buffer at a pH 2.50 was preferred as the background electrolyte. Under these conditions, the addition of hydroxypropyl-beta-cyclodextrin (HP-beta-CD) at a concentration of 12 mM to the SDS micellar solution (90 mM), resulted in a cyclodextrin-modified micellar electrokinetic chromatography (CD-MEKC) endowed with two peculiar advantages compare to the conventional MEKC: (i) strong improvement of separation of the most important phytomarkers of T. cacao and (ii) enantioselectivity toward (+/-)-catechin. In particular, separation of methylxanthines (theobromine and caffeine), procyanidin dimers B1 and B2, and catechins (epicatechin and catechin) was obtained simultaneously to the enantioseparation of racemic catechin within 10min. The enantioselectivity of the method makes it suitable in evaluation of possible epimerisation at the C-2 position of epicatechin monomer potentially occurring during heat processing and storage of T. cacao beans. The extraction procedure of the phytomarkers from the beans was approached using ultrasonic bath under mild conditions optimized by a multivariate strategy. The method was validated for robustness, selectivity, sensitivity, linearity, range, accuracy and precision and it was applied to T. cacao beans from different countries; interestingly, the native enantiomer (+)-catechin was found in the beans whereas, for the first time we reported that in chocolate, predominantly (-)-catechin is present, probably yielded by epimerisation of (-)-epicatechin occurred during the manufacture of chocolate.

  18. Drug-delivery systems of green tea catechins for improved stability and bioavailability.

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    Rodrigues, C F; Ascenção, K; Silva, F A M; Sarmento, B; Oliveira, M B P P; Andrade, J C

    2013-01-01

    Numerous studies in humans, animal models and cell lines have suggested the potential benefits from the consumption of green tea polyphenols, including prevention of cancer and heart diseases. However these potential effects have been strongly limited by green tea catechins low bioavailability, which hinders the development of therapeutic applications. In this review formulations that are being proposed for delivery of green tea catechins are discussed. New delivery systems are presented as valid alternatives to overcome the limitations such as green tea catechins poor stability or intestinal absorption.

  19. Catechins inhibit atherosclerosis in male rats on a high fat diet

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    2015-12-01

    High fat diet increases eNOS expression, decreases PI3K expression, and increases p38 MAPK activity. Administration of catechin decreases eNOS expression, increases PI3K expression, and decreases p38 MAPK activity.

  20. Catechin derivatives from Parapiptadenia rigida with in vitro wound-healing properties.

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    Schmidt, Cleber A; Murillo, Renato; Bruhn, Torsten; Bringmann, Gerhard; Goettert, Marcia; Heinzmann, Berta; Brecht, Volker; Laufer, Stefan A; Merfort, Irmgard

    2010-12-27

    Analysis of the ethanolic extract of the bark from Parapiptadenia rigida resulted in the isolation of the new catechin derivatives 4',3''-di-O-methylapocynin-D (10), 4',3''-di-O-methylapocynin-B (11), epigallocatechin-3-O-ferulate (8), and 4'-O-methylepigallocatechin-3-O-ferulate (9) and the catechins 4'-O-methylepigallocatechin-3-O-gallate (6) and 4'-O-methylepicatechin-3-O-gallate (7). These compounds, isolated for the first time from a natural source, are accompanied by the five known catechins 4'-O-methylgallocatechin (1), 4'-O-methylepigallocatechin (2), 3'-O-methylepicatechin (3), epigallocatechin-3-O-gallate (4), and epicatechin-3-O-gallate (5). Compounds 5 and 7 displayed promising wound-healing effects in a scratch assay. Some of the catechin derivatives showed inhibitory effects on NF-κB DNA binding and p38α MAPK activity.

  1. Systemic Absorption of Catechins after Intraruminal or Intraduodenal Application of a Green Tea Extract in Cows

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    Silvia Wein; Birgit Beyer; Annika Gohlke; Ralf Blank; Metges, Cornelia C.; Siegfried Wolffram

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    Green tea catechins have various potential health benefits in humans including anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative and hepato-protective effects. If present in the circulation, they might have similar effects in ruminants, which are exposed to oxidative stress and fatty liver disease such as dairy cows during the periparturient phase. However, the bioavailability of a substance is a prerequisite for any post absorptive effect in vivo. This study aimed to investigate the appearance of catechins ...

  2. Phytotoxic effects of (+/--catechin in vitro, in soil, and in the field.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Exploring the residence time of allelochemicals released by plants into different soils, episodic exposure of plants to allelochemicals, and the effects of allelochemicals in the field has the potential to improve our understanding of interactions among plants. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We conducted experiments in India and the USA to understand the dynamics of soil concentrations and phytotoxicity of (+/--catechin, an allelopathic compound exuded from the roots of Centaurea maculosa, to other plants in vitro and in soil. Experiments with single and pulsed applications into soil were conducted in the field. Experimental application of (+/--catechin to soils always resulted in concentrations that were far lower than the amounts added but within the range of reported natural soil concentrations. Pulses replenished (+/--catechin levels in soils, but consistently at concentrations much lower than were applied, and even pulsed concentrations declined rapidly. Different natural soils varied substantially in the retention of (+/--catechin after application but consistent rapid decreases in concentrations over time suggested that applied experimental concentrations may overestimate concentrations necessary for phytotoxicity by over an order of magnitude. (+/--Catechin was not phytotoxic to Bambusa arundinacea in natural Indian soil in a single pulse, but soil concentrations at the time of planting seeds were either undetectable or very low. However, a single dose of (+/--catechin suppressed the growth of bamboo in sand, in soil mixed with organic matter, and Koeleria macrantha in soils from Montana and Romania, and in field applications at 40 microg l(-1. Multiple pulses of (+/--catechin were inhibitory at very low concentrations in Indian soil. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: Our results demonstrate that (+/--catechin is highly dynamic in natural soils, but is phytotoxic well below natural concentrations measured in some soils and applied

  3. Inhibiting effect of tea catechins on the lipid peroxidation induced in tritiated water

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    Kubota, M. [Radiochemical Research Laboratory, University of Shizuoka, 836 Ohya, Shizuoka-shi 422-8529 (Japan); Takeuchi, Y. [Radiochemical Research Laboratory, University of Shizuoka, 836 Ohya, Shizuoka-shi 422-8529 (Japan); Okuno, K. [Radiochemical Research Laboratory, University of Shizuoka, 836 Ohya, Shizuoka-shi 422-8529 (Japan); Yoshioka, H. [Institute for Environmental Sciences, University of Shizuoka, 52-1 Yada, Shizuoka-shi 422-8526 (Japan); Yoshioka, H. [Radiochemical Research Laboratory, University of Shizuoka, 836 Ohya, Shizuoka-shi 422-8529 (Japan)]. E-mail: srhyosi@ipc.shizuoka.ac.jp

    2006-02-15

    Lipid peroxidation induced by {beta}-ray in tritiated water and the inhibiting effect of tea catechins on it were studied using a spin probe method. A hydrophobic spin probe, 16-doxylstearic acid (16NS), was incorporated into a liposome prepared from egg yolk phosphatidylcholine, which was dispersed in tritiated water; the catechins were added to the solution. The rate of the decrease of ESR intensity of 16NS was a measure of the peroxidation and of the inhibiting effect. Inhibiting activity increased with an increase in the concentration of the catechin. Inhibiting ability estimated from the slope of the curves was in the order of (-)-epicatechin gallate > (-)-epigallocatechin gallate > (-)-epicatechin > (-)-epigallocatechin. The activity decreased with increasing temperature and the temperature dependence increased with the catechin concentration. These results were explained by a model; the initiator of the peroxidation is the hydroxyl radical (OH) and catechin is adsorbed on the surface of the membrane and scavenges OH coming into there from the water phase. The activity depended on the ratio of the adsorbed catechin, namely the partition coefficient between the water and the lipid.

  4. Biosynthesis of catechin components is differentially regulated in dark-treated tea (Camellia sinensis L.).

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    Hong, Gaojie; Wang, Jie; Zhang, Yong; Hochstetter, Danielle; Zhang, Shuping; Pan, Yue; Shi, Yunlong; Xu, Ping; Wang, Yuefei

    2014-05-01

    Tea (Camellia sinensis L.) is a crop with both commercial and medicinal value with remarkably high polyphenol content in the form of catechins. To understand the molecular regulation of catechin biosynthesis in tea, we treated the tea plants with darkness. We used qRT-PCR to validate the expression of genes involved in catechin biosynthesis. It indicated that dark treatment displayed different effects on the genes participating in tea flavonoid (FL) pathway. The early genes of FL biosynthesis pathway, CHSI, F3H and DFR, remained at steady expression levels when treated by darkness. It is noteworthy that the expression level of LAR increased and the level of ANS decreased under dark conditions. The vanillin assay showed that the dark-treated plants contained lower levels of total catechins than those grown under normal conditions. The HPLC analysis further demonstrated the changes in biosynthesis of catechins under these conditions. In accordance with the gene expression pattern, the content of epicatechins (ECs) declined and that of catechins (Cs) was elevated in response to the darkness. Our study uncovered the molecular mechanisms and biochemical changes of shading in tea cultivation.

  5. Estimation of tea catechin levels using micellar electrokinetic chromatography: a quantitative approach.

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    Liu, Chao-Ming; Chen, Chung-Yu; Lin, Yang-Wei

    2014-05-01

    A simple, inexpensive micellar electrokinetic chromatography (MEKC) method with UV detection was used to determine seven catechins and one xanthine (caffeine) in tea. All the compounds were successfully separated (15kV) within a 15-min migration period with a high number of theoretical plates (>8.0×10(4)) in a running buffer (pH 7) containing 10mmoll(-1) sodium tetraborate, 4mmoll(-1) sodium phosphate, and 25mmoll(-1) SDS. The regression lines of all standard catechins were linear within the range of 0.03-4μgml(-1). Green tea infused at 95°C for 10min showed higher levels of catechins (especially epigallocatechin galate, epicatechin gallate, and epicatechin) than tea infused at 80°C. In addition, major differences were observed in the levels of catechins in the first and second infusions (both brewed at 95°C for 10min). Finally, green tea leaves were infused separately with tap water, deionised water, spring water, reverse osmosis water, and distilled water at 95°C, and the catechin content of the infusions was investigated by the proposed method. In the infusion brewed with tap water, catechins appeared to be epimerisation from the epistructure to the nonepistructure. This epimerisation may take place more readily in tap water than in distilled water owing to the complexity of the ions present in tap water.

  6. Factors Influencing the Antifolate Activity of Synthetic Tea-Derived Catechins

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    José Neptuno Rodríguez-López

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    Full Text Available Novel tea catechin derivatives have been synthesized, and a structure-activity study, related to the capacity of these and other polyphenols to bind dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR, has been performed. The data showed an effective binding between all molecules and the free enzyme, and the dissociation constants of the synthetic compounds and of the natural analogues were on the same order. Polyphenols with a catechin configuration were better DHFR inhibitors than those with an epicatechin configuration. Antiproliferative activity was also studied in cultured tumour cells, and the data showed that the activity of the novel derivatives was higher in catechin isomers. Derivatives with a hydroxyl group para on the ester-bonded gallate moiety presented a high in vitro binding to DHFR, but exhibited transport problems in cell culture due to ionization at physiologic pHs. The impact of the binding of catechins to serum albumin on their biological activity was also evaluated. The information provided in this study could be important for the design of novel medicinal active compounds derived from tea catechins. The data suggest that changes in their structure to avoid serum albumin interactions and to facilitate plasmatic membrane transport are essential for the intracellular functions of catechins.

  7. Inhibition of catalase by tea catechins in free and cellular state: a biophysical approach.

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    Pal, Sandip; Dey, Subrata Kumar; Saha, Chabita

    2014-01-01

    Tea flavonoids bind to variety of enzymes and inhibit their activities. In the present study, binding and inhibition of catalase activity by catechins with respect to their structure-affinity relationship has been elucidated. Fluorimetrically determined binding constants for (-)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) and (-)-epicatechin gallate (ECG) with catalase were observed to be 2.27×106 M(-1) and 1.66×106 M(-1), respectively. Thermodynamic parameters evidence exothermic and spontaneous interaction between catechins and catalase. Major forces of interaction are suggested to be through hydrogen bonding along with electrostatic contributions and conformational changes. Distinct loss of α-helical structure of catalase by interaction with EGCG was captured in circular dichroism (CD) spectra. Gallated catechins demonstrated higher binding constants and inhibition efficacy than non-gallated catechins. EGCG exhibited maximum inhibition of pure catalase. It also inhibited cellular catalase in K562 cancer cells with significant increase in cellular ROS and suppression of cell viability (IC50 54.5 µM). These results decipher the molecular mechanism by which tea catechins interact with catalase and highlight the potential of gallated catechin like EGCG as an anticancer drug. EGCG may have other non-specific targets in the cell, but its anticancer property is mainly defined by ROS accumulation due to catalase inhibition.

  8. Inhibition of catalase by tea catechins in free and cellular state: a biophysical approach.

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    Full Text Available Tea flavonoids bind to variety of enzymes and inhibit their activities. In the present study, binding and inhibition of catalase activity by catechins with respect to their structure-affinity relationship has been elucidated. Fluorimetrically determined binding constants for (--epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG and (--epicatechin gallate (ECG with catalase were observed to be 2.27×106 M(-1 and 1.66×106 M(-1, respectively. Thermodynamic parameters evidence exothermic and spontaneous interaction between catechins and catalase. Major forces of interaction are suggested to be through hydrogen bonding along with electrostatic contributions and conformational changes. Distinct loss of α-helical structure of catalase by interaction with EGCG was captured in circular dichroism (CD spectra. Gallated catechins demonstrated higher binding constants and inhibition efficacy than non-gallated catechins. EGCG exhibited maximum inhibition of pure catalase. It also inhibited cellular catalase in K562 cancer cells with significant increase in cellular ROS and suppression of cell viability (IC50 54.5 µM. These results decipher the molecular mechanism by which tea catechins interact with catalase and highlight the potential of gallated catechin like EGCG as an anticancer drug. EGCG may have other non-specific targets in the cell, but its anticancer property is mainly defined by ROS accumulation due to catalase inhibition.

  9. Optimizing conditions for the extraction of catechins from green tea using hot water.

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    Vuong, Quan V; Golding, John B; Stathopoulos, Costas E; Nguyen, Minh H; Roach, Paul D

    2011-11-01

    Six different factors involved in the extraction of catechins from green tea using water were examined for their impact on the yield of catechins and on the efficiency of water use. The best temperature and time combination for catechin extraction was at 80°C for 30 min. The yield of catechins was also optimal with a tea particle size of 1 mm, a brewing solution pH tea-to-water ratio at 50:1 (mL/g). In terms of efficient use of water in a single extraction, a water-to-tea ratio of 20:1 (mL/g) gave the best results; 2.5 times less water was used per gram of green tea. At the water-to-tea ratio of 20:1 mL/g, the highest yield of catechins per gram of green tea was achieved by extracting the same sample of green tea twice. However, for the most efficient use of water, the best extraction was found to be once at a water-to-tea ratio of 12:1 (mL/g) and once at a water-to-tea ratio of 8:1 (mL/g). Therefore, all six of the factors investigated had an impact on the yield of catechins extracted from green tea using water and two had an impact on the efficiency of water use.

  10. Factors influencing the antifolate activity of synthetic tea-derived catechins.

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    Sáez-Ayala, Magalí; Fernández-Pérez, María Piedad; Chazarra, Soledad; Mchedlishvili, Nani; Tárraga-Tomás, Alberto; Rodríguez-López, José Neptuno

    2013-07-16

    Novel tea catechin derivatives have been synthesized, and a structure-activity study, related to the capacity of these and other polyphenols to bind dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR), has been performed. The data showed an effective binding between all molecules and the free enzyme, and the dissociation constants of the synthetic compounds and of the natural analogues were on the same order. Polyphenols with a catechin configuration were better DHFR inhibitors than those with an epicatechin configuration. Antiproliferative activity was also studied in cultured tumour cells, and the data showed that the activity of the novel derivatives was higher in catechin isomers. Derivatives with a hydroxyl group para on the ester-bonded gallate moiety presented a high in vitro binding to DHFR, but exhibited transport problems in cell culture due to ionization at physiologic pHs. The impact of the binding of catechins to serum albumin on their biological activity was also evaluated. The information provided in this study could be important for the design of novel medicinal active compounds derived from tea catechins. The data suggest that changes in their structure to avoid serum albumin interactions and to facilitate plasmatic membrane transport are essential for the intracellular functions of catechins.

  11. Degradation kinetics of catechins in green tea powder: effects of temperature and relative humidity.

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    Li, Na; Taylor, Lynne S; Mauer, Lisa J

    2011-06-08

    The stability of catechins in green tea powders is important for product shelf life and delivering health benefits. Most published kinetic studies of catechin degradation have been conducted with dilute solutions and, therefore, are limited in applicability to powder systems. In this study, spray-dried green tea extract powders were stored under various relative humidity (RH) (43-97%) and temperature (25-60 °C) conditions for up to 16 weeks. High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) was used to determine catechin contents. Catechin degradation kinetics were affected by RH and temperature, but temperature was the dominant factor. Kinetic models as functions of RH and temperature for the individual 2,3-cis-configured catechins (EGCG, EGC, ECG, and EC) were established. The reaction rate constants of catechin degradation also followed the Williams-Landel-Ferry (WLF) relationship. This study provides a powerful prediction approach for the shelf life of green tea powder and highlights the importance of glass transition in solid state kinetics studies.

  12. Anti- and pro-oxidant effects of (+)-catechin on hemoglobin-induced protein oxidative damage.

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    Lu, Naihao; Chen, Puqing; Yang, Qin; Peng, Yi-Yuan

    2011-06-01

    Evidence to support the role of heme proteins as major inducers of oxidative damage is increasingly present. Flavonoids have been widely used to ameliorate oxidative damage in vivo and in vitro, where the mechanism of this therapeutic action was usually dependent on their anti-oxidant effects. In this study, we investigated the influence of (+)-catechin, a polyphenol identified in tea, cocoa, and red wine, on hemoglobin-induced protein oxidative damage. It was found that (+)-catechin had the capacities to act as a free radical scavenger and reducing agent to remove cytotoxic ferryl hemoglobin, demonstrating apparent anti-oxidant activities. However, the presence of (+)-catechin surprisingly promoted hemoglobin-induced protein oxidation, which was probably due to the ability of this anti-oxidant to rapidly trigger the oxidative degradation of normal hemoglobin. In addition, hemoglobin-H2O2-induced protein carbonyl formation was significantly enhanced by (+)-catechin at lower concentrations, while it was efficiently inhibited when higher concentrations were used. These novel results showed that the dietary intake and therapeutic use of catechins might possess pro-oxidant activity through aggravating hemoglobin-related oxidative damage. The dual effects on hemoglobin redox reactions may provide new insights into the physiological implications of tea extract and wine (catechins) with cellular heme proteins.

  13. Green tea catechins and their oxidative protection in the rat eye.

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    Chu, Kai On; Chan, Kwok Ping; Wang, Chi Chiu; Chu, Ching Yan; Li, Wai Ying; Choy, Kwong Wai; Rogers, Michael Scott; Pang, Chi Pui

    2010-02-10

    Catechins, active constituents of green tea, are well-known antioxidative natural products. It was proposed that green tea extract (GTE) consumption could benefit the eye, and the pharmacokinetics of catechins and oxidation status in rat eye were investigated after oral administration. Sprague-Dawley rats were fed GTE and sacrificed at different time intervals. Their eyes were dissected into cornea, lens, retina, choroid-sclera, vitreous humor, and aqueous humor for analysis of catechins and 8-epi-isoprostane by HPLC-ECD and GC-NCI-MS, respectively. Catechins were differentially distributed in eye tissues. Gallocatechin was present at the highest concentration in the retina, 22729.4 +/- 4229.4 pmol/g, and epigallocatechin in aqueous humor at 602.9 +/- 116.7 nM. The corresponding area-under-curves were 207,000 pmol x h/g and 2035.0 +/- 531.7 nM x h, respectively. The time of maximum concentration of the catechins varied from 0.5 to 12.2 h. Significant reductions in 8-epi-isoprostane levels were found in the compartments except the choroid-sclera or plasma, indicating antioxidative activities of catechins in these tissues.

  14. Interaction of environmental moisture with powdered green tea formulations: effect on catechin chemical stability.

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    Ortiz, J; Ferruzzi, M G; Taylor, L S; Mauer, L J

    2008-06-11

    Green tea and tea catechins must be stable in finished products to deliver health benefits; however, they may be adversely affected by tea processing/storage conditions and the presence of other components. The objective of this study was to determine the effects of storage relative humidity (RH) and addition of other ingredients on catechin stability in simulated dry beverage mixtures. Samples of green tea powder alone and mixed with sucrose, citric acid, and/or ascorbic acid were prepared and stored in desiccators at 22 degrees C and 0-85% RH for up to 3 months. Epicatechin, epigallocatechin, epicatechin gallate, and epigallocatechin gallate were determined by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). Formulation and the interaction of formulation and RH significantly promoted catechin degradation ( P or = 58% RH by the presence of powdered citric acid and at > or = 75% RH by the presence of ascorbic acid. Catechins degraded the most in formulations containing both acids. Although catechin chemical stability was maintained at < or = 43% RH in all samples stored at 22 degrees C for 3 months, caking was observed in samples at these relative humidities. These results are the first to demonstrate that addition of other dry components to tea powders may affect catechin stability in finished dry blends and highlight the importance of considering the complex interplay between a multicomponent system and its environment for developing stable products.

  15. Trapping of growth factors by catechins: a possible therapeutical target for prevention of proliferative diseases.

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    Doss, Michael Xavier; Potta, Shiva Prasad; Hescheler, Jürgen; Sachinidis, Agapios

    2005-05-01

    The prevention of cancer through dietary intervention is currently receiving considerable attention. Several epidemiological studies substantiate that green tea has a protective effect against a variety of malignant proliferative disorders such as lung cancer, breast cancer and prostate cancer. This preventive potential of green tea against cancer is attributed to the biologically active flavonoids called catechins. Epigallocatechin 3-o-gallate, the major catechin found in green tea, mediates diverse physiological and pharmacological actions in bringing about the regression of the tumors and also lowers the risk of nonmalignant cardiovascular proliferative diseases. Much of the current research is being focused on how these catechins specifically bring about the regression of the experimentally induced tumors both in vitro and in vivo. These catechins exert diverse physiological effects against proliferative diseases by several mechanisms, most of which are not completely characterized. This review summarizes the mechanisms by which these catechins play an essential role in regulating the process of carcinogenesis, with a special emphasis on how these catechins antagonize the growth factor-induced proliferative disorders.

  16. Effects of different brewing conditions on catechin content and sensory acceptance in Turkish green tea infusions.

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    Saklar, Sena; Ertas, Erdal; Ozdemir, Ibrahim S; Karadeniz, Bulent

    2015-10-01

    The optimal brewing conditions for Turkish green tea were determined on the basis of extracted catechins and sensory attributes. Green tea infusions were prepared at 75, 85 and 95 °C with brewing times of 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 20, 30 and 45 min. The amounts of epistructured catechins (EGCG, EGC, ECG, EC), non-epistructured catechins (C, GC, GCG) and caffeine in brewed tea samples were analysed. Sensory analyses were performed by nine trained panelists for infusion colour, taste, aroma and overall acceptability. Brewing at 85 °C for 3 min was found to be the optimal condition, where the EGCG content was at a maximum of 50.69 mg/100 ml with the highest sensory scores. It was observed that the yield of epistructured catechins increased rapidly for the first 3-5 min of brewing at 85 °C, and increased brewing time resulted in a decrease in the yield of epistructured catechins. The amount of nonepistructured catechins continued to increase with longer extraction times. Sensory scores for infusion colour, taste, aroma and overall acceptability were highest at 3 and 5 min brewing times at all temperatures. Sensory scores were very low for 30 and 45 min brewing at 85 and 95 °C due to the bitter taste and dark colour.

  17. Molecular interactions between green tea catechins and cheese fat studied by solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy.

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    Rashidinejad, Ali; Birch, Edward J; Hindmarsh, Jason; Everett, David W

    2017-01-15

    Molecular integrations between green tea catechins and milk fat globules in a cheese matrix were investigated using solid-state magic angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Full-fat cheeses were manufactured containing free catechin or free green tea extract (GTE), and liposomal encapsulated catechin or liposomal encapsulated GTE. Molecular mobility of the carbon species in the cheeses was measured by a wide-line separation technique. The (1)H evolution frequency profile of the (13)C peak at 16ppm obtained for the control cheese and cheeses containing encapsulated polyphenols (catechin or GTE) were similar, however, the spectrum was narrower for cheeses containing free polyphenols. Differences in spectral width indicates changes in the molecular mobility of --CH3- or -C-C-PO4- species through hydrophobic and/or cation-π associations between green tea catechins and cheese fat components. However, the similar spectral profile suggests that encapsulation protects cheese fat from interaction with catechins.

  18. Inhibition of proliferation of human lung cancer cells by green tea catechins is mediated by upregulation of let-7

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    ZHONG, ZHIWEI; Dong, Zhuo; Yang, Lihua; Chen, Xiaoqiang; Gong, Zhaohui

    2012-01-01

    Green tea catechins are known to function as anticancer agents via inhibition of carcinogenesis during the initiation, promotion and progression stages. Many potential mechanisms have been proposed, yet the precise mechanism of lung cancer prevention by green tea catechins remains unclear. microRNAs (miRs) are a class of 21–24 nucleotide small non-coding RNAs and play critical roles throughout cellular development and regulation. Emerging evidence demonstrates that tea catechins influence the...

  19. Green tea catechins prevent low-density lipoprotein oxidation via their accumulation in low-density lipoprotein particles in humans.

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    Suzuki-Sugihara, Norie; Kishimoto, Yoshimi; Saita, Emi; Taguchi, Chie; Kobayashi, Makoto; Ichitani, Masaki; Ukawa, Yuuichi; Sagesaka, Yuko M; Suzuki, Emiko; Kondo, Kazuo

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    Green tea is rich in polyphenols, including catechins which have antioxidant activities and are considered to have beneficial effects on cardiovascular health. In the present study, we investigated the effects of green tea catechins on low-density lipoprotein (LDL) oxidation in vitro and in human studies to test the hypothesis that catechins are incorporated into LDL particles and exert antioxidant properties. In a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, crossover trial, 19 healthy men ingested green tea extract (GTE) in the form of capsules at a dose of 1 g total catechin, of which most (>99%) was the gallated type. At 1 hour after ingestion, marked increases of the plasma concentrations of (-)-epigallocatechin gallate and (-)-epicatechin gallate were observed. Accordingly, the plasma total antioxidant capacity was increased, and the LDL oxidizability was significantly reduced by the ingestion of GTE. We found that gallated catechins were incorporated into LDL particles in nonconjugated forms after the incubation of GTE with plasma in vitro. Moreover, the catechin-incorporated LDL was highly resistant to radical-induced oxidation in vitro. An additional human study with 5 healthy women confirmed that GTE intake sufficiently increased the concentration of gallated catechins, mainly in nonconjugated forms in LDL particles, and reduced the oxidizability of LDL. In conclusion, green tea catechins are rapidly incorporated into LDL particles and play a role in reducing LDL oxidation in humans, which suggests that taking green tea catechins is effective in reducing atherosclerosis risk associated with oxidative stress.

  20. Enzymatic activity of cell-free extracts from Burkholderia oxyphila OX-01 bio-converts (+)-catechin and (-)-epicatechin to (+)-taxifolin.

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    Otsuka, Yuichiro; Matsuda, Motoki; Sonoki, Tomonori; Sato-Izawa, Kanna; Goodell, Barry; Jelison, Jody; Navarro, Ronald R; Murata, Hitoshi; Nakamura, Masaya

    2016-12-01

    This study characterized the enzymatic ability of a cell-free extract from an acidophilic (+)-catechin degrader Burkholderia oxyphila (OX-01). The crude OX-01 extracts were able to transform (+)-catechin and (-)-epicatechin into (+)-taxifolin via a leucocyanidin intermediate in a two-step oxidation. Enzymatic oxidation at the C-4 position was carried out anaerobically using H2O as an oxygen donor. The C-4 oxidation occurred only in the presence of the 2R-catechin stereoisomer, with the C-3 stereoisomer not affecting the reaction. These results suggest that the OX-01 may have evolved to target both (+)-catechin and (-)-epicatechin, which are major structural units in plants.

  1. Inhibition of proliferation of human lung cancer cells by green tea catechins is mediated by upregulation of let-7.

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    Zhong, Zhiwei; Dong, Zhuo; Yang, Lihua; Chen, Xiaoqiang; Gong, Zhaohui

    2012-08-01

    Green tea catechins are known to function as anticancer agents via inhibition of carcinogenesis during the initiation, promotion and progression stages. Many potential mechanisms have been proposed, yet the precise mechanism of lung cancer prevention by green tea catechins remains unclear. microRNAs (miRs) are a class of 21-24 nucleotide small non-coding RNAs and play critical roles throughout cellular development and regulation. Emerging evidence demonstrates that tea catechins influence the expression of miRs in human cancer cells to inhibit tumorigenesis. Both let-7a-1 and let-7g were detected in the human lung cancer cells treated with tea catechins. The cell viability and cell cycle were analyzed after tea catechins treatment. In the present study, we found that tea catechins upregulated the tumor-suppressor miRs, let-7a-1 and let-7g, in lung cancer cell lines. The upregulation of let-7a/7g repressed the expression of their targets, C-MYC and the regulatory protein of LIN-28, at the mRNA and protein levels. Moreover, the cell growth assay indicated that tea catechins significantly inhibited cell proliferation, and the flow cytometric analysis revealed an increase in the number of cells in the G2/M phase and a decrease in the number of cells in the S phase after treatment with tea catechins. These observations suggest that green tea catechins mediate the inhibition of proliferation of lung cancer cells through the let-7 signaling pathway.

  2. Synthesis of calixarenes and their extraction performance for ester catechins

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    2007-01-01

    A series of extractants (tert-butylcalix[6]arene, tert-butylcalix[8]arene and octeacetate of tert-butylcalix[8]arene) were synthesized, and their structures were identified by IR and 1H-NMR. The distribution behavior of ester catechins monomer in the aqueous and chloroform two-phase system containing one of calixarene was studied. The influences of different extractants,concentration of tert-butylcalix[8]arene and extraction temperature on the partition coefficients and the separation factors were investigated. The experiment results show that tert-butylcalix[8]arene is the best extractant that forms a more stable supramolecular compound with gallocatechin gallate (GCG) than with epigallocathechin gallate (EGCG) or epicatechin gallate (ECG). When the concentration ofp-tert-butylcalix[8]arene is 3.79 mmol/L, the extraction temperature is 4 ℃C, the partition coefficients of KGG cG, KECG,KEGG cG are 0.987, 0.629, 0.449, the separation factors ofα1 and α2 are 1.450 and 1.596, respectively. The important factors influencing the extraction properties of calixarene are discovered to be its cavity size and hydrogen bonding.

  3. Systemic Absorption of Catechins after Intraruminal or Intraduodenal Application of a Green Tea Extract in Cows.

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    Wein, Silvia; Beyer, Birgit; Gohlke, Annika; Blank, Ralf; Metges, Cornelia C; Wolffram, Siegfried

    2016-01-01

    Green tea catechins have various potential health benefits in humans including anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative and hepato-protective effects. If present in the circulation, they might have similar effects in ruminants, which are exposed to oxidative stress and fatty liver disease such as dairy cows during the periparturient phase. However, the bioavailability of a substance is a prerequisite for any post absorptive effect in vivo. This study aimed to investigate the appearance of catechins from a green tea extract (GTE) in cattle plasma after intraruminal and intraduodenal administration because absorption is of major importance regarding the bioavailability of catechins. The studies were performed in 5 rumen-fistulated non-lactating heifers and 6 duodenally fistulated lactating dairy cows, respectively, equipped with indwelling catheters placed in a jugular vein. The GTE was applied intraruminally (10 and 50 mg/kg BW, heifers) or duodenally (10, 20 and 30 mg/kg BW, dairy cows) in a cross-over design with a 2 d washout period between different dosages. Blood samples were drawn following the GTE administration at various pre-defined time intervals. The concentration of the major GTE catechins (gallocatechin, epigallocatechin, catechin, epicatechin, epigallocatechin-gallate, epicatechin-gallate) in plasma samples were analysed by HPLC with electrochemical detection. Irrespective of the dose, almost none of the catechins originally contained in the GTE were detected in plasma samples after intraruminal application. In contrast, intraduodenal administration of GTE resulted in increased plasma concentrations of epicatechin, epigallocatechin, epigallocatechin gallate in a dose-dependent manner. Thus, we can conclude that intraruminally or orally administered catechins are intensively metabolized by ruminal microorganisms.

  4. Systemic Absorption of Catechins after Intraruminal or Intraduodenal Application of a Green Tea Extract in Cows.

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    Silvia Wein

    Full Text Available Green tea catechins have various potential health benefits in humans including anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative and hepato-protective effects. If present in the circulation, they might have similar effects in ruminants, which are exposed to oxidative stress and fatty liver disease such as dairy cows during the periparturient phase. However, the bioavailability of a substance is a prerequisite for any post absorptive effect in vivo. This study aimed to investigate the appearance of catechins from a green tea extract (GTE in cattle plasma after intraruminal and intraduodenal administration because absorption is of major importance regarding the bioavailability of catechins. The studies were performed in 5 rumen-fistulated non-lactating heifers and 6 duodenally fistulated lactating dairy cows, respectively, equipped with indwelling catheters placed in a jugular vein. The GTE was applied intraruminally (10 and 50 mg/kg BW, heifers or duodenally (10, 20 and 30 mg/kg BW, dairy cows in a cross-over design with a 2 d washout period between different dosages. Blood samples were drawn following the GTE administration at various pre-defined time intervals. The concentration of the major GTE catechins (gallocatechin, epigallocatechin, catechin, epicatechin, epigallocatechin-gallate, epicatechin-gallate in plasma samples were analysed by HPLC with electrochemical detection. Irrespective of the dose, almost none of the catechins originally contained in the GTE were detected in plasma samples after intraruminal application. In contrast, intraduodenal administration of GTE resulted in increased plasma concentrations of epicatechin, epigallocatechin, epigallocatechin gallate in a dose-dependent manner. Thus, we can conclude that intraruminally or orally administered catechins are intensively metabolized by ruminal microorganisms.

  5. Cancer Therapy by Catechins Involves Redox Cycling of Copper Ions and Generation of Reactive Oxygen species.

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    Farhan, Mohd; Khan, Husain Yar; Oves, Mohammad; Al-Harrasi, Ahmed; Rehmani, Nida; Arif, Hussain; Hadi, Sheikh Mumtaz; Ahmad, Aamir

    2016-02-04

    Catechins, the dietary phytochemicals present in green tea and other beverages, are considered to be potent inducers of apoptosis and cytotoxicity to cancer cells. While it is believed that the antioxidant properties of catechins and related dietary agents may contribute to lowering the risk of cancer induction by impeding oxidative injury to DNA, these properties cannot account for apoptosis induction and chemotherapeutic observations. Catechin (C), epicatechin (EC), epigallocatechin (EGC) and epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) are the four major constituents of green tea. In this article, using human peripheral lymphocytes and comet assay, we show that C, EC, EGC and EGCG cause cellular DNA breakage and can alternatively switch to a prooxidant action in the presence of transition metals such as copper. The cellular DNA breakage was found to be significantly enhanced in the presence of copper ions. Catechins were found to be effective in providing protection against oxidative stress induced by tertbutylhydroperoxide, as measured by oxidative DNA breakage in lymphocytes. The prooxidant action of catechins involved production of hydroxyl radicals through redox recycling of copper ions. We also determined that catechins, particularly EGCG, inhibit proliferation of breast cancer cell line MDA-MB-231 leading to a prooxidant cell death. Since it is well established that tissue, cellular and serum copper levels are considerably elevated in various malignancies, cancer cells would be more subject to redox cycling between copper ions and catechins to generate reactive oxygen species (ROS) responsible for DNA breakage. Such a copper dependent prooxidant cytotoxic mechanism better explains the anticancer activity and preferential cytotoxicity of dietary phytochemicals against cancer cells.

  6. Cancer Therapy by Catechins Involves Redox Cycling of Copper Ions and Generation of Reactive Oxygen Species

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    Mohd Farhan

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Catechins, the dietary phytochemicals present in green tea and other beverages, are considered to be potent inducers of apoptosis and cytotoxicity to cancer cells. While it is believed that the antioxidant properties of catechins and related dietary agents may contribute to lowering the risk of cancer induction by impeding oxidative injury to DNA, these properties cannot account for apoptosis induction and chemotherapeutic observations. Catechin (C, epicatechin (EC, epigallocatechin (EGC and epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG are the four major constituents of green tea. In this article, using human peripheral lymphocytes and comet assay, we show that C, EC, EGC and EGCG cause cellular DNA breakage and can alternatively switch to a prooxidant action in the presence of transition metals such as copper. The cellular DNA breakage was found to be significantly enhanced in the presence of copper ions. Catechins were found to be effective in providing protection against oxidative stress induced by tertbutylhydroperoxide, as measured by oxidative DNA breakage in lymphocytes. The prooxidant action of catechins involved production of hydroxyl radicals through redox recycling of copper ions. We also determined that catechins, particularly EGCG, inhibit proliferation of breast cancer cell line MDA-MB-231 leading to a prooxidant cell death. Since it is well established that tissue, cellular and serum copper levels are considerably elevated in various malignancies, cancer cells would be more subject to redox cycling between copper ions and catechins to generate reactive oxygen species (ROS responsible for DNA breakage. Such a copper dependent prooxidant cytotoxic mechanism better explains the anticancer activity and preferential cytotoxicity of dietary phytochemicals against cancer cells.

  7. The impact of microbial biotransformation of catechin in enhancing the allelopathic effects of Rhododendron formosanum.

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    Wang, Chao-Min; Li, Tsai-Chi; Jhan, Yun-Lian; Weng, Jen-Hsien; Chou, Chang-Hung

    2013-01-01

    Rhododendron formosanum is distributed widely in the central mountains in Taiwan and the major allelopathic compound in the leaves has been identified as (-)-catechin, which is also a major allelochemical of an invasive spotted knapweed in North America. Soil microorganisms play key roles in ecosystems and influence various important processes, including allelopathy. However, no microorganism has been identified as an allelochemical mediator. This study focused on the role of microorganisms in the allelopathic effects of R. formosanum. The microorganism population in the rhizosphere of R. formosanum was investigated and genetic analysis revealed that the predominant genera of microorganisms in the rhizosphere of R. formosanum were Pseudomonas, Herbaspirillum, and Burkholderia. The dominant genera Pseudomonas utilized (-)-catechin as the carbon source and catalyzed the conversion of (-)-catechin into protocatechuic acid in vitro. The concentrations of allelochemicals in the soil were quantified by liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization/tandem mass spectrometry. The concentration of (-)-catechin in the soil increased significantly during the extreme rainfall in the summer season and suppressed total bacterial populations. Protocatechuic acid accumulation was observed while total bacterial populations increased abundantly in both laboratory and field studies. Allelopathic interactions were tested by evaluating the effects of different allelochemicals on the seed germination, radicle growth, and photosynthesis system II of lettuce. Protocatechuic acid exhibited higher phytotoxicity than (-)-catechin did and the effect of (-)-catechin on the inhibition of seed germination was enhanced by combining it with protocatechuic acid at a low concentration. This study revealed the significance of the allelopathic interactions between R. formosanum and microorganisms in the rhizosphere. These findings demonstrate that knowledge regarding the precise biotransformation

  8. Effect of green tea catechins on breast carcinogenesis: a systematic review of in-vitro and in-vivo experimental studies.

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    Yiannakopoulou, Eugenia Ch

    2014-03-01

    Catechins (flavan-3-oils) are the main flavonoids present in green tea. The potential cancer chemopreventive and therapeutic properties of green tea catechins have been the focus of research efforts in the last two decades. This systematic review aims to generate in vitro and in vivo data on the effect of green tea catechins on breast carcinogenesis. Electronic databases were searched with the appropriate search terms. Existing evidence suggests that green tea catechins modulate breast cell carcinogenesis. The effect of green tea catechins on breast cell carcinogenesis has been investigated in different experimental models and under different experimental conditions, that is, carcinogen investigated, green tea catechin dosage regimen, treatment with green tea extract versus pure synthetic EGCG, and time point of treatment with green tea catechins in relation to the exposure to the carcinogen. Although the effect of green tea catechins was not always statistically significant, the protective effect of green tea catechins was demonstrated in all the trials, suggesting that treatment with green tea catechins should be further investigated in the clinical setting of chemoprevention of high-risk women. However, it should be emphasized that the reported actions of green tea catechins are observed in high concentrations that are difficult to achieve in the clinical setting. This drawback could be overcome by designing green tea catechins with better bioavailability and/or by cotreatment combining breast cancer endocrine treatment with green tea catechins.

  9. Green tea catechins enhance norepinephrine-induced lipolysis via a protein kinase A-dependent pathway in adipocytes.

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    Chen, Shu; Osaki, Noriko; Shimotoyodome, Akira

    2015-05-22

    Green tea catechins have been shown to attenuate obesity in animals and humans. The catechins activate adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK), and thereby increase fatty acid oxidation in liver and skeletal muscles. Green tea catechins have also been shown to reduce body fat in humans. However, the effect of the catechins on lipolysis in adipose tissue has not been fully understood. The aim of this study was to clarify the effect of green tea catechins on lipolysis in adipocytes and to elucidate the underlying mechanism. Differentiated mouse adipocyte cell line (3T3-L1) was stimulated with green tea catechins in the presence or absence of norepinephrine. Glycerol and free fatty acids in the media were measured. Phosphorylation of hormone-sensitive lipase (HSL) was determined by Western blotting, and the mRNA expression levels of HSL, adipose triglyceride lipase (ATGL), and perilipin were determined by quantitative RT-PCR. The cells were treated with inhibitors of protein kinase A (PKA), protein kinase C (PKC), protein kinase G (PKG), or mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) to determine the responsible pathway. Treatment of 3T3-L1 adipocytes with green tea catechins increased the level of glycerol and free fatty acids released into the media in the presence, but not absence, of norepinephrine, and increased the level of phosphorylated HSL in the cells. The catechins also increased mRNA and protein levels of HSL and ATGL. PKA inhibitor (H89) attenuated the catechin-induced increase in glycerol release and HSL phosphorylation. The results demonstrate that green tea catechins enhance lipolysis in the presence of norepinephrine via a PKA-dependent pathway in 3T3-L1 adipocytes, providing a potential mechanism by which green tea catechins could reduce body fat.

  10. Comparison of Some Extraction Methods for Isolation of Catechins and Caffeine from Turkish Green Tea

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    Ezgi DEMİR

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Effective extraction of anticancer and antioxidant principles from Turkish green tea were main purpose of this work. The pre-optimized experimental condition for liquid extraction was employed for comparative appraisal.  Not only extraction methods also nature of the green tea samples (fresh, dried or frozen and quantitative yields related to collection periods were investigated.  After extraction of the green tea with various techniques the extract was partitioned with chloroform to remove caffeine, after that the extract was partitioned with ethyl acetate to obtain catechin mixture. Quantification of individual catechins was carried out by HPLC and analysis results proved that epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG was main catechin specie present in all extracts. The results indicate that hot water extraction (at 80 0C provides higher catechin yield when compared to other methods. The highest extract yields were obtained with dried leaves collected in second collection period. The crude catechin mixture contains high amount of EGCG and might be used as raw material for production of plant remedies at industrial scale.

  11. Biophysical Approach to Mechanisms of Cancer Prevention and Treatment with Green Tea Catechins

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    Masami Suganuma

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Green tea catechin and green tea extract are now recognized as non-toxic cancer preventives for humans. We first review our brief historical development of green tea cancer prevention. Based on exciting evidence that green tea catechin, (−-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG in drinking water inhibited lung metastasis of B16 melanoma cells, we and other researchers have studied the inhibitory mechanisms of metastasis with green tea catechins using biomechanical tools, atomic force microscopy (AFM and microfluidic optical stretcher. Specifically, determination of biophysical properties of cancer cells, low cell stiffness, and high deformability in relation to migration, along with biophysical effects, were studied by treatment with green tea catechins. The study with AFM revealed that low average values of Young’s moduli, indicating low cell stiffness, are closely associated with strong potential of cell migration and metastasis for various cancer cells. It is important to note that treatments with EGCG and green tea extract elevated the average values of Young’s moduli resulting in increased stiffness (large elasticity of melanomas and various cancer cells. We discuss here the biophysical basis of multifunctions of green tea catechins and green tea extract leading to beneficial effects for cancer prevention and treatment.

  12. Supplementary catechins attenuate cooking-oil-fumes-induced oxidative stress in rat lung.

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    Yang, Chao-Huei; Lin, Chun-Yao; Yang, Joan-Hwa; Liou, Shaw-Yih; Li, Ping-Chia; Chien, Chiang-Ting

    2009-06-30

    Cooking-oil-fumes containing toxic components may induce reactive oxygen species (ROS) to oxidize macromolecules and lead to acute lung injury. Our previous study showed that a decaffineated green tea extract containing (+)-catechin, (-)-epicatechin, (+)-gallocatechin, (-)-epigallocatechin, (-)-epicatechin gallate, and (-)-epigallocatechin gallate can inhibit oxidation, inflammation, and apoptosis. We determined whether the catechins supplement may reduce cooking-oil-fumes-induced acute lung injury in rat. In the urethane-anesthetized Wistar rat subjected to 30-120 min of cooking-oil-fumes exposure, blood ROS significantly increased in the recovery stage. After 30-min cooking-oil-fumes exposure, the enhanced blood ROS level further increased in a time-dependent manner during the recovery stage (321 +/- 69 counts/10 s after 1 h, 540 +/- 89 counts/10 s after 2 h, and 873 +/- 112 counts/10 s after 4 h). Four hours after 30-min cooking-oil-fumes exposure, lung lavage neutrophils and ROS as well as lung tissue dityrosine and 4-hydroxy-2-nonenal increased significantly. Two weeks of catechins supplememnt significantly reduced the enhanced lavage ROS, lung dityrosine and 4-hydroxy-2-nonenal level. Cooking-oil-fumes-induced oxidative stress decreased lung Bcl-2/Bax ratio and HSP70 expression, but catechins treatment preserved the downregulation of Bcl-2/Bax ratio and HSP70 expression. We conclude that catechins supplement attenuates cooking-oil-fumes-induced acute lung injury via the preservation of oil-smoke induced downregulation of antioxidant, antiapoptosis, and chaperone protein expression.

  13. (-)-Catechin in cocoa and chocolate: occurrence and analysis of an atypical flavan-3-ol enantiomer.

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    Kofink, Michael; Papagiannopoulos, Menelaos; Galensa, Rudolf

    2007-07-04

    Cocoa contains high levels of different flavonoids. In the present study, the enantioseparation of catechin and epicatechin in cocoa and cocoa products by chiral capillary electrophoresis (CCE) was performed. A baseline separation of the catechin and epicatechin enantiomers was achieved by using 0.1 mol x L(-1) borate buffer (pH 8.5) with 12 mmol x L(-1) (2-hydroxypropyl)-gamma-cyclodextrin as chiral selector, a fused-silica capillary with 50 cm effective length (75 microm I.D.), +18 kV applied voltage, a temperature of 20 degrees C and direct UV detection at 280 nm. To avoid comigration or coelution of other similar substances, the flavan-3-ols were isolated and purified using polyamide-solid-phase-extraction and LC-MS analysis. As expected, we found (-)-epicatechin and (+)-catechin in unfermented, dried, unroasted cocoa beans. In contrast, roasted cocoa beans and cocoa products additionally contained the atypical flavan-3-ol (-)-catechin. This is generally formed during the manufacturing process by an epimerization which converts (-)-epicatechin to its epimer (-)-catechin. High temperatures during the cocoa bean roasting process and particularly the alkalization of the cocoa powder are the main factors inducing the epimerization reaction. In addition to the analysis of cocoa and cocoa products, peak ratios were calculated for a better differentiation of the cocoa products.

  14. The potential role of green tea catechins in the prevention of the metabolic syndrome - a review.

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    Thielecke, Frank; Boschmann, Michael

    2009-01-01

    The metabolic syndrome (MetS) represents an emerging health burden for governments and health care providers. Particularly relevant for prevention and early management of MetS are lifestyle conditions including physical activity and the diet. It has been shown that green tea, when consumed on a daily basis, supports health. Many of the beneficial effects of green tea are related to its catechin, particularly (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), content. There is conclusive evidence from in vitro and animal studies which provide the concepts for underlying functional mechanisms of green tea catechins and their biological actions. An increasing number of human studies have explored the effects of green tea catechins on the major MetS conditions such as obesity, type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular risk factors. This article provides a comprehensive overview of the human studies addressing the potential benefits of green tea catechins on the MetS. The number of human studies in this field is still limited. However, the majority of human epidemiological and intervention studies demonstrate beneficial effects of green tea or green tea extracts, rich in EGCG on weight management, glucose control and cardiovascular risk factors. The optimal dose has not yet been established. The current body of evidence in humans warrants further attention. In particular, well-controlled long-term human studies would help to fully understand the protective effects of green tea catechins on parameters related to the MetS.

  15. The green tea catechin epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG blocks cell motility, chemotaxis and development in Dictyostelium discoideum.

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    Kyle J McQuade

    Full Text Available Catechins, flavanols found at high levels in green tea, have received significant attention due to their potential health benefits related to cancer, autoimmunity and metabolic disease, but little is known about the mechanisms by which these compounds affect cellular behavior. Here, we assess whether the model organism Dictyostelium discoideum is a useful tool with which to characterize the effects of catechins. Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG, the most abundant and potent catechin in green tea, has significant effects on the Dictyostelium life cycle. In the presence of EGCG aggregation is delayed, cells do not stream and development is typically stalled at the loose aggregate stage. The developmental effects very likely result from defects in motility, as EGCG reduces both random movement and chemotaxis of Dictyostelium amoebae. These results suggest that catechins and their derivatives may be useful tools with which to better understand cell motility and development in Dictyostelium and that this organism is a useful model to further characterize the activities of catechins.

  16. Biophysical Approach to Mechanisms of Cancer Prevention and Treatment with Green Tea Catechins.

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    Suganuma, Masami; Takahashi, Atsushi; Watanabe, Tatsuro; Iida, Keisuke; Matsuzaki, Takahisa; Yoshikawa, Hiroshi Y; Fujiki, Hirota

    2016-11-18

    Green tea catechin and green tea extract are now recognized as non-toxic cancer preventives for humans. We first review our brief historical development of green tea cancer prevention. Based on exciting evidence that green tea catechin, (-)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) in drinking water inhibited lung metastasis of B16 melanoma cells, we and other researchers have studied the inhibitory mechanisms of metastasis with green tea catechins using biomechanical tools, atomic force microscopy (AFM) and microfluidic optical stretcher. Specifically, determination of biophysical properties of cancer cells, low cell stiffness, and high deformability in relation to migration, along with biophysical effects, were studied by treatment with green tea catechins. The study with AFM revealed that low average values of Young's moduli, indicating low cell stiffness, are closely associated with strong potential of cell migration and metastasis for various cancer cells. It is important to note that treatments with EGCG and green tea extract elevated the average values of Young's moduli resulting in increased stiffness (large elasticity) of melanomas and various cancer cells. We discuss here the biophysical basis of multifunctions of green tea catechins and green tea extract leading to beneficial effects for cancer prevention and treatment.

  17. (--Catechin in Cocoa and Chocolate: Occurence and Analysis of an Atypical Flavan-3-ol Enantiomer

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    Rudolf Galensa

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available Cocoa contains high levels of different flavonoids. In the present study, the enantioseparation of catechin and epicatechin in cocoa and cocoa products by chiral capillary electrophoresis (CCE was performed. A baseline separation of the catechin and epicatechin enantiomers was achieved by using 0.1 mol·L−1 borate buffer (pH 8.5 with 12 mmol·L-1 (2-hydroxypropyl-γ-cyclodextrin as chiral selector, a fused-silica capillary with 50 cm effective length (75 μm I.D., +18 kV applied voltage, a temperature of 20°C and direct UV detection at 280 nm. To avoid comigration or coelution of other similar substances, the flavan-3-ols were isolated and purified using polyamide-solid-phase-extraction and LC-MS analysis. As expected, we found (--epicatechin and (+-catechin inunfermented, dried, unroasted cocoa beans. In contrast, roasted cocoa beans and cocoa products additionally contained the atypical flavan-3-ol (--catechin. This is generally formed during the manufacturing process by an epimerization which converts (--epicatechin to its epimer (--catechin. High temperatures during the cocoa bean roasting process and particularly the alkalization of the cocoa powder are the main factors inducing the epimerization reaction. In addition to the analysis of cocoa and cocoa products, peak ratios were calculated for a better differentiation of the cocoa products.

  18. Differentiation of green tea samples by chiral CD-MEKC analysis of catechins content.

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    Gotti, Roberto; Furlanetto, Sandra; Lanteri, Silvia; Olmo, Stefano; Ragaini, Alessandro; Cavrini, Vanni

    2009-08-01

    A chiral CD-MEKC method, enantioselective for catechin and gallocatechin, was developed, validated and applied to the analysis of tea samples. The method was addressed to the fast and simultaneous quantitation of the most represented and biologically important green tea catechins and methylxanthines. The CD-MEKC was based on SDS as surfactant (90 mM) and hydroxypropyl-beta-CD (25 mM) as chiral selector, under acidic conditions (25 mM borate-phosphate buffer, pH 2.5). The method was first applied to study the thermal epimerisation of epi-structured catechins, (-)-epicatechin and (-)-epigallocatechin, to non-epi-structured (-)-catechin and (-)-gallocatechin. The latter compounds, being non-native molecules, were for the first time regarded as useful phytomarkers of tea samples subjected to thermal treatment. The proposed method was applied to the analysis of more than twenty tea samples of different geographical origins (China, Japan, Ceylon), having undergone different storage conditions and manufacturing processes. Finally, factor analysis was used to visualise the useful information contained in the data set, showing that it was possible to distinguish tea samples on the basis of their different contents of native and non-native catechins.

  19. Green tea catechins: Proposed mechanisms of action in breast cancer focusing on the interplay between survival and apoptosis.

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    Yiannakopoulou, Eugenia Ch

    2014-02-01

    Recent data have shown strong chemopreventive and possibly cancer chemotherapeutic effects of green tea polyphenols against cancer. Despite advances in breast cancer treatment, mortality from breast cancer is still high. Undoubtedly novel treatment strategies are needed for chemoprevention of high risk women and for the treatment of receptor negative breast cancer. Green tea catechins have been shown to inhibit proliferation of breast cancer cells and to block carcinogenesis. This review attempts a critical presentation of the mechanisms of action of green tea catechins in breast cancer. Several mechanisms of action of green tea catechins in breast cancer have been proposed including modulation of extracellular signalling, induction of apoptosis through redox regulation, or through modulation of epigenetic alterations. A number of molecular targets of green tea catechins have been suggested i.e molecular chaperones, telomerase, apoptotic cascade. Although the molecular links among the proposed mechanisms of action of green tea catechins are often missing, it must be emphasized that all the proposed mechanisms indicate that green tea catechins inhibit growth and /or promote apoptosis. It would be interesting if future experimental trials could take into account that green tea catechins are multi-target agents and attempt to link every novel proposed target with the other already proposed targets of green tea catechins.

  20. Impact of fermentation, drying, roasting, and Dutch processing on epicatechin and catechin content of cacao beans and cocoa ingredients.

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    Payne, Mark J; Hurst, W Jeffrey; Miller, Kenneth B; Rank, Craig; Stuart, David A

    2010-10-13

    Low molecular weight flavan-3-ols are thought to be responsible, in part, for the cardiovascular benefits associated with cocoa powder and dark chocolate. The levels of epicatechin and catechin were determined in raw and conventionally fermented cacao beans and during conventional processing, which included drying, roasting, and Dutch (alkali) processing. Unripe cacao beans had 29% higher levels of epicatechin and the same level of catechin compared to fully ripe beans. Drying had minimal effect on the epicatechin and catechin levels. Substantial decreases (>80%) in catechin and epicatechin levels were observed in fermented versus unfermented beans. When both Ivory Coast and Papua New Guinea beans were subjected to roasting under controlled conditions, there was a distinct loss of epicatechin when bean temperatures exceeded 70 °C. When cacao beans were roasted to 120 °C, the catechin level in beans increased by 696% in unfermented beans, by 650% in Ivory Coast beans, and by 640% in Papua New Guinea fermented beans compared to the same unroasted beans. These results suggest that roasting in excess of 70 °C generates significant amounts of (-)-catechin, probably due to epimerization of (-)-epicatechin. Compared to natural cocoa powders, Dutch processing caused a loss in both epicatechin (up to 98%) and catechin (up to 80%). The epicatechin/catechin ratio is proposed as a useful and sensitive indicator for the processing history of cacao beans.

  1. Green tea catechins reduced the glycaemic potential of bread: an in vitro digestibility study.

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    Goh, Royston; Gao, Jing; Ananingsih, Victoria K; Ranawana, Viren; Henry, Christiani Jeyakumar; Zhou, Weibiao

    2015-08-01

    Green tea catechins are potent inhibitors of enzymes for carbohydrate digestion. However, the potential of developing low glycaemic index bakery food using green tea extract has not been investigated. Results of this study showed that addition of green tea extract (GTE) at 0.45%, 1%, and 2% concentration levels significantly reduced the glycaemic potential of baked and steamed bread. The average retention levels of catechins in the baked and steamed bread were 75.3-89.5% and 81.4-99.3%, respectively. Bread fortified with 2% GTE showed a significantly lower level of glucose release during the first 90 min of pancreatic digestion as well as a lower content of rapidly digested starch (RDS) content. A significantly negative correlation was found between the catechin retention level and the RDS content of bread. The potential of transforming bread into a low GI food using GTE fortification was proven to be promising.

  2. New Approaches for Effective Microwave Assisted Extraction of Caffeine and Catechins from Green Tea

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    Gönül SERDAR

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available This study was designed to develop an effective microwave assisted extraction (MAE method for extraction of caffeine and catechins from green tea samples. A series of solvents (water, ethanol:water mixture or citric acid:water mixture were used for extraction of green tea samples (fresh, frozen or dried collected in three collection periods (first, second and third collection periods. Tea samples were extracted using water in a close microwave system under the certain extraction conditions. Extraction was carried out under a controlled 600 W microwave power at 80 oC temperature for 4 min irradiation time. Alternative to water, an ethanol-water mixture (1:1 or a citric acid-water (1:1 mixture was used as extracting solvent under the same conditions. After MAE crude aqueous extract was partitioned first with chloroform to separate caffeine then ethyl acetate for catechins.  Both caffeine and catechin extraction was quite successful with microwave assisted system employing only 4 minutes treatment. The highest caffeine yield was obtained in the second collection period using frozen green tea samples and ethanol-water as extracting solvent. The yield of catechin extracts was between 0.84-3.96% depending on the solvent system used for extraction. Ethanol-water mixture seems to be appropriate for effective extraction in the basis of extract yields. However, HPLC results showed that individual catechin content of each extraction is more important criteria for the evaluation of most effective extraction medium rather than the mass of the extract.  Using citric acid as extracting solvent in MAE seem to be more fruitful providing 100% catechin mixture with the highest EGCG content. 

  3. Mechanism of Creaming Down Based on Chemical Characterization of a Complex of Caffeine and Tea Catechins.

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    Ishizu, Takashi; Tsutsumi, Hiroyuki; Sato, Takashi

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    The component of a precipitate resulting from creaming down, which was made from caffeine and a catechin mixture, was determined by an integrated value of H2 proton signals of tea catechins in the quantitative (1)H-NMR spectrum. The results showed that gallate-type catechins formed a precipitate by creaming down more predominantly than non-gallate-type catechins. X-ray crystallographic analysis showed that the gallate-type catechin (-)-epigallocatechin-3-O-gallate (EGCg), (-)-epicatechin-3-O-gallate (ECg) formed 2 : 2 and 2 : 4 complexes with caffeine, respectively, and the non-gallate-type catechin (-)-epicatechin (EC) and caffeine formed a 1 : 1 complex. The 2 : 2, 2 : 4 complexes of caffeine and EGCg, ECg formed a hydrophobic space with three aromatic A, B, and B' rings of two EGCg, ECg molecules, and one caffeine molecule was captured in this hydrophobic space. However, no such hydrophobic space in the 1 : 1 complex of caffeine and EC formed. It was thought that the hydrophobicity of the 2 : 2, 2 : 4 complexes of caffeine and EGCg, ECg was stronger than that of the 1 : 1 complex of caffeine and EC, with the result that the 2 : 2, 2 : 4 complexes of caffeine and EGCg, ECg precipitated by creaming down more predominantly than the 1 : 1 complex of caffeine and EC in an aqueous solution. Furthermore, the molecular capture of various heterocyclic compounds by formation of the 2 : 2 complex of EGCg from the aqueous solution was investigated using the quantitative (1)H-NMR spectrum.

  4. Anti-Trypanosoma cruzi activity of green tea (Camellia sinensis) catechins.

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    Paveto, Cristina; Güida, María C; Esteva, Mónica I; Martino, Virginia; Coussio, Jorge; Flawiá, Mirtha M; Torres, Héctor N

    2004-01-01

    The trypanocidal action of green tea catechins against two different developmental stages of Trypanosoma cruzi is reported for the first time. This activity was assayed with the nonproliferative bloodstream trypomastigote and with the intracellular replicative amastigote parasite forms. An ethyl acetate fraction from Camellia sinensis green tea leaves, which contains most of the polyphenolic compounds and the maximal trypanocidal activity, was obtained by fractionation of the aqueous extract with organic solvents. The active compounds present in this extract were further purified by LH-20 column chromatography and were identified by high-performance liquid chromatography analysis with a photo diode array detector and gas chromatography coupled to mass spectroscopy. The following flavan-3-ols derivatives, known as catechins, were identified: catechin, epicatechin, gallocatechin, epigallocatechin, catechin gallate, epicatechin gallate, gallocatechin gallate, and epigallocatechin gallate. The purified compounds lysed more than 50% of the parasites present in the blood of infected BALB/c mice at concentrations as low as 0.12 to 85 pM. The most active compounds were gallocatechin gallate and epigallocatechin gallate, with minimal bactericidal concentrations that inhibited 50% of isolates tested of 0.12 and 0.53 pM, respectively. The number of amastigotes in infected Vero cells decreased by 50% in the presence of each of these compounds at 100 nM. The effects of the catechins on the recombinant T. cruzi arginine kinase, a key enzyme in the energy metabolism of the parasite, were assayed. The activity of this enzyme was inhibited by about 50% by nanomolar concentrations of catechin gallate or gallocatechin gallate, whereas the other members of the group were less effective. On the basis of these results, we suggest that these compounds could be used to sterilize blood and, eventually, as therapeutic agents for Chagas' disease.

  5. Effect of moderate intakes of different tea catechins and caffeine on acute measures of energy metabolism under sedentary conditions

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    Gregersen, N.T.; Bitz, C.; Krog-Mikkelsen, I.

    2009-01-01

    Green tea may stimulate energy metabolism; however, it is unclear if acute effects are caused by specific catechins, caffeine or their combination. The objective of the present study was to examine the separate and combined effects of different catechins and caffeine on energy expenditure (EE...... activity. The specific mechanisms and conditions that may underpin observed longer-term benefits of catechin-enriched green tea consumption on body composition remain to be confirmed.......) and fat oxidation over a single day. Fifteen healthy, normal-weight males received capsules containing placebo, caffeine alone (150mg), or caffeine plus a catechin mixture (600 mg) enriched in either epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), epigallocatechin or a mix of catechins, in a randomised cross...

  6. Quantification of catechins and caffeine from green tea (Camellia sinensis infusions, extract, and ready-to-drink beverages

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    Rafaela Macedo Mendes De Oliveira

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to quantify the levels of catechins and caffeine in various forms of presentation of green tea: infusion tea bags, extract, and ready-to-drink beverage and, based on their content, identify the most suitable for consumption. High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC analytical method was used for the quantification of catechins and caffeine. The tea bags had the highest concentration of total catechins with 5 to 9.5% followed by the extract with 3.64 to 4.88%, and ready-to-drink green tea beverage showed low levels of catechins, from 0.14 to 0.26%. As for caffeine content, green tea extract had higher concentration (1.96 to 3.54% compared to the tea bags (1.39 to 1.57%. Tea bags were found the most suitable for consumption because it contains higher amounts of catechins and smaller amounts of caffeine.

  7. Role of catechins in the antioxidant capacity of an active film containing green tea, green coffee, and grapefruit extracts.

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    Colon, M; Nerin, C

    2012-10-03

    The oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) method was used to characterize the antioxidant capacity of natural extracts of green tea, green coffee, and grapefruit. These natural extracts were incorporated into a plastic film layer, which was subsequently subjected to a free radical gas stream in order to determine the antioxidant capacity directly in the active film. The green tea extract (GTE) afforded the strongest antioxidant activity. To identify the active compounds in the extract, concentration of the diverse catechins in samples were determined by HPLC-UV analysis. The results showed that the content of catechins in the GTE is around 77% (w/w), the major components being (-)-epigallocatechin gallate, (-)-epicatechin gallate, and (-)-epicatechin. A variation in the concentration profile of catechins was detected during the oxidation process. The chromatographic study demonstrated that (-)-gallocatechin, (-)- epigallocatechin, (+)-catechin, and (-)-catechin gallate exhibited the most radical scavenging.

  8. Analysis of some selected catechins and caffeine in green tea by high performance liquid chromatography.

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    El-Shahawi, M S; Hamza, A; Bahaffi, S O; Al-Sibaai, A A; Abduljabbar, T N

    2012-10-15

    Green tea seems to have a positive impact on health due to the catechins-found as flavanols. Thus, the present study was aimed to develop a low cost reversed phase high performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) method for simultaneous determination of flavanol contents, namely catechin (C), epicatechin (EC), epigallocatechin (EGC), epicatechin 3-gallate (ECG) and epigallocatechin 3-gallate (EGCG) and caffeine in 29 commercial green tea samples available in a Saudi Arabian local market. A C-18 reversed-phase column, acetonitrile-trifluoroacetic acid as a mobile phase, coupled with UV detector at 205 nm, was successfully used for precise analysis of the tested analytes in boiled water of digested tea leaves. The average values of N (No. of theoretical plates), HETP (height equivalent of theoretical plates) and R(s) (separation factor) (at 10 μg ml(-1) of the catechins EC, EGC, EGCG and ECG) were 2.6×10(3)±1.2×10(3), 1.7×10(-3)±4.7×10(-4) cm and 1.7±5.53×10(-2), respectively. The developed HPLC method demonstrated excellent performance, with low limits of detection (LOD) and quantification (LOQ) of the tested catechins of 0.004-0.05 μg ml(-1) and 0.01-0.17 μg ml(-1), respectively, and recovery percentages of 96-101%. The influence of infusion time (5-30 min) and temperature on the content of the flavanols was investigated by HPLC. After a 5 min infusion of the tea leaves, the average concentrations of caffeine, catechin, EC, EGC, ECG and EGCG were found to be in the ranges 0.086-2.23, 0.113-2.94, 0.58-10.22, 0.19-24.9, 0.22-13.9 and 1.01-43.3 mg g(-1), respectively. The contents of caffeine and catechins followed the sequence: EGCG>EGC>ECG>EC>C>caffeine. The method was applied satisfactorily for the analysis of (+)-catechin, even at trace and ultra trace concentrations of catechins. The method was rapid, accurate, reproducible and ideal for routine analysis.

  9. The Galloyl Catechins Contributing to Main Antioxidant Capacity of Tea Made from Camellia sinensis in China

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    Chunjian Zhao; Chunying Li; Shuaihua Liu; Lei Yang

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    Total polyphenol content, catechins content, and antioxidant capacities of green, dark, oolong, and black teas made from Camellia sinensis in China were evaluated. The total polyphenol content of 20 samples of tea was in the range of 7.82–32.36%. Total catechins content was in the range of 4.34–24.27%. The antioxidant capacity of tea extract was determined by the oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) test and the 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical-scavenging test. Total polyphen...

  10. Chromatographic separation and concentration of quercetin and (+)-catechin using mesoporous composites based on MCM-41

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    Karpov, S. I.; Belanova, N. A.; Korabel'nikova, E. O.; Nedosekina, I. V.; Roessner, F.; Selemenev, V. F.

    2015-05-01

    Data on chromatographic separation of quercetin and (+)-catechin-flavonoids with similar physicochemical (including sorption) properties—are presented. The highest efficiency of chromatographic process at high sorption capacity of the material with respect to quercetin and slightly lower capacity for (+)-catechin were observed when silylated composites of ordered MCM-41 type materials were used. The application of acetonitrile as a solvent increased the sorption capacity of the material and can be recommended for separation of related polyphenol substances and their determination using ordered MCM-41 modified with trimethylchlorosilane as a stationary phase in a chromatographic column.

  11. Elevated plasma and urinary concentrations of green tea catechins associated with improved plasma lipid profile in healthy Japanese women.

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    Takechi, Ryusuke; Alfonso, Helman; Hiramatsu, Naoko; Ishisaka, Akari; Tanaka, Akira; Tan, La'Belle; Lee, Andy H

    2016-03-01

    This study investigated green tea catechins in plasma and urine and chronic disease biomarkers. We hypothesized that plasma and urinary concentration of green tea catechins are associated with cardiovascular disease and diabetes biomarkers. First void urine and fasting plasma samples were collected from 57 generally healthy females aged 38 to 73 years (mean, 52 ± 8 years) recruited in Himeji, Japan. The concentrations of plasma and urinary green tea catechins were determined by liquid chromatography coupled with mass tandem spectrometer. Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, triglyceride, glucose, insulin, glycated hemoglobin, and C-reactive protein in plasma/serum samples were analyzed by a commercial diagnostic laboratory. Statistical associations were assessed using Spearman correlation coefficients. The results showed weak associations between plasma total catechin and triglyceride (r = -0.30) and LDL cholesterol (r = -0.28), whereas plasma (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate, (-)-epigallocatechin, (-)-epicatechin-3-gallate, and (-)-epicatechin exhibited weak to moderate associations with triglyceride or LDL cholesterol, but little associations with HDL cholesterol, body fat, and body mass index were evident. Urinary total catechin was weakly associated with triglyceride (r = -0.19) and LDL cholesterol (r = -0.15), whereas urinary (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (r = -0.33), (-)-epigallocatechin (r = -0.23), and (-)-epicatechin-3-gallate (r = -0.33) had weak to moderate correlations with triglyceride and similarly with body fat and body mass index. Both plasma (r = -0.24) and urinary (r = -0.24) total catechin, as well as individual catechins, were weakly associated with glycated hemoglobin. Plasma total and individual catechins were weakly to moderately associated with C-reactive protein, but not the case for urinary catechins. In conclusion, we found weak to moderate associations between plasma and urinary green tea

  12. Fundamental insights into conformational stability and orbital interactions of antioxidant (+)-catechin species and complexation of (+)-catechin with zinc(II) and oxovanadium(IV)

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    Yasarawan, Nuttawisit; Thipyapong, Khajadpai; Sirichai, Somsak; Ruangpornvisuti, Vithaya

    2013-09-01

    Conformational stability of (+)-catechin species in water has been examined with density functional theory, associated with the polarizable continuum model (PCM) of solvation. Factors such as electron delocalization, lone-pair electron donation and intramolecular hydrogen bonding substantially contribute to the conformational stabilization. Upon deprotonation, the HOMO and LUMO energies for (+)-catechin are both elevated; the energy gaps for the deprotonated species are narrower than the energy gap for the neutral species. The preferential deprotonation occurs at the C3'-, C5-, C7- and C4'-OH groups successively. The pKa value at 9.3 predicted for the most acidic OH group agrees well with previous experimental data; however the values are overestimated for the less acidic OH groups due to limitations of the PCM for charged solutes and/or complex nature of true deprotonation pathways. Formation of hydrogen radicals should be promoted at high pH values following the bond dissociation enthalpies. Complexation of (+)-catechin with either zinc(II) or oxovanadium(IV) is favored at the 1:1 metal-to-ligand (M:L) mole ratio, with the oxovanadium(IV) complex showing higher reaction preference. At M:L = 1:2, formation of two isomeric complexes are plausible for each type of metal ion. Effects of stoichiometry and isomerism on the computational spectral features of the possibly formed metal complexes have been described.

  13. Efficient procedure for isolating methylated catechins from green tea and effective simultaneous analysis of ten catechins, three purine alkaloids, and gallic acid in tea by high-performance liquid chromatography with diode array detection.

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    Hu, Bing; Wang, Lin; Zhou, Bei; Zhang, Xin; Sun, Yi; Ye, Hong; Zhao, Liyan; Hu, Qiuhui; Wang, Guoxiang; Zeng, Xiaoxiong

    2009-04-10

    Monomers of (-)-epigallocatechin (EGC), (-)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), (-)-epicatechin (EC), (-)-epicatechin gallate (ECG), (-)-epigallocatechin 3-O-(3-O-methyl) gallate (EGCG3''Me) and (-)-3-O-methyl epicatechin gallate (ECG3'Me) (purity, >97%) were successfully prepared from extract of green tea by two-time separation with Toyopearl HW-40S column chromatography eluted by 80% ethanol. In addition, monomers of (-)-catechin (C), (-)-gallocatechin (GC), (-)-gallocatechin gallate (GCG), and (-)-catechin gallate (CG) (purity, >98%) were prepared from EC, EGC, EGCG, and ECG by heat-epimerization and semi-preparative HPLC chromatography. With the prepared catechin standards, an effective and simultaneous HPLC method for the analysis of gallic acid, tea catechins, and purine alkaloids in tea was developed in the present study. Using an ODS-100Z C(18) reversed-phase column, fourteen compounds were rapidly separated within 15min by a linear gradient elution of formic acid solution (pH 2.5) and methanol. A 2.5-7-fold reduction in HPLC analysis time was obtained from existing analytical methods (40-105min) for gallic acid, tea catechins including O-methylated catechins and epimers of epicatechins, as well as purine alkaloids. Detection limits were generally on the order of 0.1-1.0ng for most components at the applied wavelength of 280nm. Method replication generally resulted in intraday and interday peak area variation of catechins.

  14. Molecular Dynamics Study on the Biophysical Interactions of Seven Green Tea Catechins with Cell Membranes

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    Molecular dynamics simulations were performed to study the interactions of bioactive catechins (flavonoids) commonly found in green tea with lipid bilayers, as model for cell membranes. Previously, a number of experimental studies rationalized catechin’s anticarcinogenic, antibacterial, and other be...

  15. Isolation and Purification of a Novel Long-chain Acyl Catechin from Lipophilic Tea Polyphenols

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    陈平; 杜琪珍

    2003-01-01

    Llpophilic tea polyphenols (LTP) was prepared by esterification of green tea polyphenols (GTP) with hexadecanoyl chloride. A novel long-chaln acyl catechin was isolated and purified from LTP by high-speed countercurrent chromatography (HSCCC).Its molecular structure was elucidated as epigallocatechin-3-O-gallate-4'-O-hexadecanate by elemental analysis, IR, MS and 1H NMR spectra.

  16. Role of Catechin Quinones in the Induction of EpRE-Mediated Gene Expression

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    Muzolf-Panek, M.; Gliszczynska-Swiglo, A.; Haan, de L.H.J.; Aarts, J.M.M.J.G.; Szymusiak, H.; Vervoort, J.J.M.; Tyrakowska, B.; Rietjens, I.M.C.M.

    2008-01-01

    In the present study, the ability of green tea catechins to induce electrophile-responsive element (EpRE)-mediated gene expression and the role of their quinones in the mechanism of this induction were investigated. To this end, Hepa1c1c7 mouse hepatoma cells were used, stably transfected with a luc

  17. Green tea extract containing a highly absorbent catechin prevents diet-induced lipid metabolism disorder.

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    Suzuki, Takashi; Kumazoe, Motofumi; Kim, Yoonhee; Yamashita, Shuya; Nakahara, Kanami; Tsukamoto, Shuntaro; Sasaki, Masako; Hagihara, Takatoki; Tsurudome, Yukari; Huang, Yuhui; Maeda-Yamamoto, Mari; Shinoda, Yuki; Yamaguchi, Wataru; Yamada, Koji; Tachibana, Hirofumi

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    We investigated the effects of extracts of Benifuuki (a tea cultivar that contains methylated catechins such as epigallocatechin-3-O-(3-O-methyl) gallate (EGCG3"Me)) in mice fed a high-fat/high-sucrose (HF/HS) diet. This tea cultivar was then compared with an extract of Yabukita (a popular tea cultivar that lacks methylated catechins). For 6 weeks, C57BL/6J mice were fed either HF/HS diet with or without tea extracts from tea cultivars, which contained almost identical ingredients except for methylated catechins (i.e., Yabukita (0.2% and 1%) or Benifuuki (0.2% and 1%) extract powders). Supplementation with Benifuuki 0.2% markedly lowered plasma levels of TG and NEFAs compared with mice supplemented with Yabukita 0.2%. The diet containing Benifuuki 1% decreased adipose tissue weights, liver TG, and expression of lipogenic genes in the liver. These results suggested that Benifuuki had much greater lipid-lowering effects than Yabukita. Taken together, these data suggest that methylated catechins direct the strong lipid-lowering activity of Benifuuki.

  18. UHPLC determination of catechins for the quality control of green tea.

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    Naldi, Marina; Fiori, Jessica; Gotti, Roberto; Périat, Aurélie; Veuthey, Jean-Luc; Guillarme, Davy; Andrisano, Vincenza

    2014-01-01

    An ultra-high performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC) with UV detection method was developed for the fast quantitation of the most represented and biologically important green tea catechins and caffeine. UHPLC system was equipped with C18 analytical column (50mm×2.1mm, 1.8μm), utilizing a mobile phase composed of pH 2.5 triethanolamine phosphate buffer (0.1M) and acetonitrile in a gradient elution mode; under these conditions six major catechins and caffeine were separated in a 3min run. The method was fully validated in terms of precision, detection and quantification limits, linearity, accuracy, and it was applied to the identification and quantification of catechins and caffeine present in green tea infusions. In particular, commercially available green tea leaves samples of different geographical origin (Sencha, Ceylon Green and Lung Ching) were used for infusion preparations (water at 85°C for 15min). The selectivity of the developed UHPLC method was confirmed by comparison with UHPLC-MS/MS analysis. The recovery of the main six catechins and caffeine on the three analyzed commercial tea samples ranged from 94 to 108% (n=3). Limits of detection (LOD) were comprised in the range 0.1-0.4μgmL(-1). An orthogonal micellar electrokinetic (MEKC) method was applied for comparative purposes on selectivity and quantitative data. The combined use of the results obtained by the two techniques allowed for a fast confirmation on quantitative characterization of commercial samples.

  19. Goitrogenic/antithyroidal potential of green tea extract in relation to catechin in rats.

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    Chandra, Amar K; De, Neela

    2010-01-01

    Catechins are flavonoids found in abundance in green tea, have elicited high interest due to their beneficial effects on health. Though flavonoids have been reported to have an antithyroid effect and also to be goitrogenic there have been no reports about the effect of green tea on rat thyroid. The present study was designed to examine whether high doses of green tea has any harmful effect on thyroid physiology. For this purpose green tea extract was administered orally to male albino rats for 30 days at doses of 1.25 g%, 2.5 g% and 5.0 g%, respectively. Similarly, pure catechin was administered at doses of 25, 50 and 100mg/kg body weight which is equivalent to above doses of green tea extract. Lower body weight gain associated with marked hypertrophy and/or hyperplasia of the follicles was noted in the high dose of green tea and catechin treated groups. Decreased activity of thyroid peroxidase and 5'-deiodinase I and substantially elevated thyroidal Na,K+ATPase activity have been observed. Moreover, serum T3 and T4 levels were found to reduce followed by significant elevation of serum TSH. Taken together, these results suggest that catechin present in green tea extract might behave as antithyroid agent and possibly the consumption of green tea at high dose could alter thyroid function adversely.

  20. Extract of lotus leaf ( Nelumbo nucifera ) and its active constituent catechin with insulin secretagogue activity.

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    Huang, Chun Fa; Chen, Ya Wen; Yang, Ching Yao; Lin, Hui Yi; Way, Tzong Der; Chiang, Wenchang; Liu, Shing Hwa

    2011-02-23

    The effect of lotus leaf ( Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn.) on diabetes is unclear. We hypothesized that lotus leaf can regulate insulin secretion and blood glucose levels. The in vitro and in vivo effects of lotus leaf methanolic extract (NNE) on insulin secretion and hyperglycemia were investigated. NNE increased insulin secretion from β cells (HIT-T15) and human islets. NNE enhanced the intracellular calcium levels in β cells. NNE could also enhance phosphorylation of extracellular signal-regulated protein kinases (ERK)1/2 and protein kinase C (PKC), which could be reversed by a PKC inhibitor. The in vivo studies showed that NNE possesses the ability to regulate blood glucose levels in fasted normal mice and high-fat-diet-induced diabetic mice. Furthermore, the in vitro and in vivo effects of the active constituents of NNE, quercetin, and catechin, on glucose-induced insulin secretion and blood glucose regulation were evaluated. Quercetin did not affect insulin secretion, but catechin significantly and dose-dependently enhanced insulin secretion. Orally administered catechin significantly reversed the glucose intolerance in high-fat-diet-induced diabetic mice. These findings suggest that NNE and its active constituent catechin are useful in the control of hyperglycemia in non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus through their action as insulin secretagogues.

  1. Engineering the Production of Major Catechins by Escherichia coli Carrying Metabolite Genes of Camellia sinensis

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    Kabir Mustapha Umar

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available A mimicked biosynthetic pathway of catechin metabolite genes from C. sinensis, consisting of flavanone 3 hydroxylase (F3H, dihydroflavonol reductase (DFR, and leucoanthocyanidin reductase (LCR, was designed and arranged in two sets of constructs: (a single promoter in front of F3H and ribosome-binding sequences both in front of DFR and LCR; (b three different promoters with each in the front of the three genes and ribosome-binding sequences at appropriate positions. Recombinant E. coli BL (DE3 harbouring the constructs were cultivated for 65 h at 26°C in M9 medium consisting of 40 g/L glucose, 1 mM IPTG, and 3 mM eriodictyol. Compounds produced were extracted in ethyl acetate in alkaline conditions after 1 h at room temperature and identified by HPLC. Two of the four major catechins, namely, (−-epicatechin (0.01  and (−-epicatechin gallate (0.36 mg/L, and two other types ((+-catechin hydrate (0.13 mg/L and (−-catechin gallate (0.04 mg/L were successfully produced.

  2. Dietary flavonol, flavone and catechin intake and risk of colorectal cancer in the Netherlands Cohort Study

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    Simons, C.C.J.M.; Hughes, L.A.E.; Arts, I.C.W.; Goldbohm, R.A.; Brandt, P.A. van den; Weijenberg, M.P.

    2009-01-01

    Dietary flavonoids are hypothesized to be protective against colorectal cancer, yet findings have been inconsistent. We examined the association of dietary flavonol, flavone and catechin intake with colorectal cancer endpoints within the Netherlands Cohort Study (NLCS). In addition, we explored whet

  3. Green Tea Catechin Consumption Enhances Exercise-Induced Abdominal Fat Loss

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    Aim: This study evaluated the influence of a green tea catechin beverage on body composition and fat distribution in overweight and obese adults during exercised-induced weight loss. Methods: Participants (N=132) were randomly assigned to receive a 500 mL beverage containing approximately 625 mg of...

  4. A Novel Phenylpropanoid-substituted Catechin Glycoside and a New Dihydrochalcone from Sarcandra glabra

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    Yuan LI; Dong Ming ZHANG; Shi Shan YU; Jian Bei LI; Yong Ming LUO

    2006-01-01

    A novel phenylpropanoid-substituted catechin glycoside glabraoside A 1 and a new dihydrochalcone 3'-(7″-allylphenyl)-2′,4′,4″-trihydroxy-6′-methoxydihydrochalcone 2 were isolated from the herbs of Sarcandra glabra. Their structures were elucidated on the basis of spectroscopic analyses and chiroptical methods.

  5. In vitro human skin permeation and cutaneous metabolism of catechins from green tea extract and green tea extract-loaded chitosan microparticles.

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    Wisuitiprot, W; Somsiri, A; Ingkaninan, K; Waranuch, N

    2011-12-01

    Catechins are major antioxidants in green tea (Camellia sinensis or Camellia assamica), but because they do not permeate the skin well, the application of green tea in cosmetic products has so far been limited. This study aims to evaluate the cutaneous absorption of catechins from an extract of green tea and from a green tea extract-loaded chitosan microparticle. The catechin skin metabolism was also examined. The results suggest that chitosan microparticles significantly improve the ability of catechins to permeate skin. The cutaneous metabolism of the catechins significantly affected their permeation profiles. Epicatechin (EC) and epigallocatechin (EGC) penetrated the skin more than epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) and epicatechin gallate (ECG). The galloyl groups in EGCG and ECG were enzymatically hydrolysed to EGC and EC, respectively. Dehydroxylation of catechins was also observed. Chitosan microparticles effectively prevented enzymatic changes of the catechins; therefore, chitosan microparticles are here found to be the promising carriers for enhancing the skin permeation.

  6. Estimating catechin concentrations of new shoots in the green tea field using ground-based hyperspectral image

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    Ryu, C. S.; Suguri, M.; Park, S. B.; Mikio, M.

    2013-10-01

    Hyperspectral camera was applied to establish the models of catechin concentration for green tea. The possibility of improvement for the models was checked by the multi-year models and the mutual prediction. ECg, EGCg and the ester catechin (ECg and EGCg) decreased with the growth but EC, EGC and the free catechin (EC and EGC) were changed by the covering. In partial least square regression (PLSR) models for each catechin, R2 (Relative Error for validation) was more than 0.785 (13.4%) for a single year data, 0.723 (13.3%) for two years data, and 0.756 (13.6%) for three years data except several catechins. It was possible to improve the precision and accuracy of models using the combination of catechin (free and ester type) or the combination of multi-year data. When each and each type of catechin model was predicted by the other year data, the accuracy of two years model improved comparing with it of a single year data. It means that the multi-year models might be more accurate than a single year models to predict the unknown data.

  7. Co-delivery of hydrophobic curcumin and hydrophilic catechin by a water-in-oil-in-water double emulsion.

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    Aditya, N P; Aditya, Sheetal; Yang, Hanjoo; Kim, Hye Won; Park, Sung Ook; Ko, Sanghoon

    2015-04-15

    Curcumin and catechin are naturally occurring phytochemicals with extreme sensitivity to oxidation and low bioavailability. We fabricated a water-in-oil-in-water (W/O/W) double emulsion encapsulating hydrophilic catechin and hydrophobic curcumin simultaneously. The co-loaded emulsion was fabricated using a two-step emulsification method, and its physicochemical properties were characterised. Volume-weighted mean size (d43) of emulsion droplets was ≈3.88 μm for blank emulsions, whereas it decreased to ≈2.8-3.0 μm for curcumin and/or catechin-loaded emulsions, which was attributed to their capacity to act as emulsifiers. High entrapment efficiency was observed for curcumin and/or catechin-loaded emulsions (88-97%). Encapsulation of catechin and curcumin within an emulsion increased their stability significantly in simulated gastrointestinal fluid, which resulted in a four-fold augmentation in their bioaccessibility compared to that of freely suspended curcumin and catechin solutions. Co-loading of curcumin and catechin did not have adverse effects on either compound's stability or bioaccessibility.

  8. Content Variation of Catechin Markers, Total Phenolics and Caffeine in Green Tea Dietary Supplements.

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    Abourashed, Ehab A; Roberson, Cindy Leslie A; Elsharkawy, Nancy

    2016-01-01

    Green tea (Camellia sinensis) preparations are among the top selling products in the United States dietary supplements market. Numerous manufacturers claim different levels of specific catechin markers in their products while many others use total phenolic concentration instead, or not at all. Limited quality control results have been published for green tea dietary supplements over the past seven years. Thus, the goal of this work was to correlate determined levels of phenolics, catechins, and caffeine with manufacturer label claims for selected dietary supplement products (26 total) purchased in the United States. The Folin-Ciocalteu (FC) method was used to determine the total phenolic content while reversed-phase (RP) HPLC was used to quantify the major catechins: epicatechin (EC), epigallocatechin (EGC), epicatechin gallate (ECG), epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). The developed HPLC method was validated for accuracy and precision. It utilized a C8 column with gradient elution of acetonitrile in 0.1% aqueous formic acid over 11 min total run time. Peak detection was performed at 280 nm. Caffeine was also included in the HPLC method as another non-phenolic alkaloid marker commonly found in green tea. Both methods showed a good correlation between the content of catechins and polyphenolic compounds in the selected products. The ranges of total catechins and polyphenol concentrations were 3.8-70.2% and 3.6-95.8%, respectively, while that of caffeine was 0.8-11.2%. The selected products displayed a wide range of marker levels. A lack of conformity in disclosing the actual levels of marker compounds was also noticed in the labeling of many products.

  9. Ameliorative Effect of Green Tea Catechin Against Cadmium Chloride-Induced Testicular Toxicity in Mice.

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    Sharma, Priyanka; Goyal, Pradeep Kumar

    2015-01-01

    The present study was designed to evaluate the effect of green tea catechin (7500 µg/kg/animal/day) against cadmium-induced testicular dysfunctions and oxidative stress in the testes of mice. For this purpose, Swiss albino mice were divided into six groups: group I, negative control; group II, catechin-treated control; group III, cadmium chloride (CdCl2)-treated control; group IV, experimental group I; group V, experimental group II; and group VI, experimental group III. Animals from all of these groups were necropsied at various post-treatment intervals between 12 hours and 30 days for various biochemical alterations in the testes. CdCl2 intoxication resulted in a significant decline in testicular total proteins, cholesterol, and alkaline phosphatase, whereas acid phosphatase and lipid peroxidation exhibited a noticeable augmentation as compared to negative control. Catechin treatment effectively protected CdCl2-induced alterations in all such parameters throughout the experiment. Catechin was effective in reducing the CdCl2-induced augmentation of phase I (P450 and CYPB5) as well as phase II (DT-diaphorase and glutathione-S-transferase) enzymes in testes. Furthermore, CdCl2 intoxication was found to attenuate the antioxidant potential of testes, which was however augmented when supplemented with green tea extract. Compared to CdCl2-treated control mice, superoxide dismutase, glutathione peroxidase, glutathione, and catalase levels were significantly decreased in testes. Indeed, green tea catechin significantly increased testicular antioxidant enzymatic activities compared to those given CdCl2 alone. In conclusion, the use of green tea extract appeared to be beneficial to a great extent in inhibiting and restoring the testicular injuries induced by CdCl2 intoxication in mammals.

  10. Modified micellar electrokinetic chromatography in the analysis of catechins and xanthines in chocolate.

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    Gotti, Roberto; Fiori, Jessica; Mancini, Francesca; Cavrini, Vanni

    2004-10-01

    Modified micellar electrokinetic chromatography (MEKC) analysis of monomeric flavanols (catechin and epicatechin) and methylxanthines (caffeine and theobromine) in chocolate and cocoa was performed by using sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) as a principal component of the running buffer. Because of the reported poor stability of catechins in alkaline solutions, acidic conditions (pH 2.5) were chosen and consequently the electroosmotic flow (EOF) was significantly suppressed; this resulted in a fast anodic migration of the analytes partitioned into the SDS micelles. Under these conditions, variations of either pH value in acidic range or SDS concentration, showed to be not suitable to modulate the selectivity. To overcome this limit, use of additives to the SDS-based running buffer was successfully applied and three different systems were optimized for the separation of (+)-catechin, (-)-epicatechin, caffeine, and theobromine in chocolate and cocoa powder samples. In particular, two mixed micelle systems were applied; the first consisted of a mixture of SDS and 3-[(3-cholamidopropyl)dimethylammonio]-1-propansulfonate (CHAPS) with a composition of 90 mM and 10 mM, respectively; the second was SDS and taurodeoxycholic acid sodium salt (TDC) with a composition of 70 mM and 30 mM, respectively. A further MEKC approach was developed by addition of 10 mM hydroxypropyl-beta-cyclodextrin (HP-beta-CD) to the SDS solution (90 mM); it provided a useful cyclodextrin(CD)-modified MEKC. By applying the optimized conditions, different separation profiles of the flavanols and methylxanthines were obtained showing interesting potential of these combined systems; their integrated application showed to be useful for the identification of the low level of (+)-catechin in certain real samples. The CD-MEKC approach was validated and applied to the determination of catechins and methylxanthines in aqueous extracts from four different commercial chocolate types (black and milk) and two cocoa

  11. Quantification of catechins and caffeine from green tea (Camellia sinensis) infusions, extract, and ready-to-drink beverages

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    2012-01-01

    This study aimed to quantify the levels of catechins and caffeine in various forms of presentation of green tea: infusion tea bags, extract, and ready-to-drink beverage and, based on their content, identify the most suitable for consumption. High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) analytical method was used for the quantification of catechins and caffeine. The tea bags had the highest concentration of total catechins with 5 to 9.5% followed by the extract with 3.64 to 4.88%, and ready-t...

  12. Green Tea Catechin Metabolites Exert Immunoregulatory Effects on CD4(+) T Cell and Natural Killer Cell Activities.

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    Kim, Yoon Hee; Won, Yeong-Seon; Yang, Xue; Kumazoe, Motofumi; Yamashita, Shuya; Hara, Aya; Takagaki, Akiko; Goto, Keiichi; Nanjo, Fumio; Tachibana, Hirofumi

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    Tea catechins, such as (-)-epigallocatechin-3-O-gallate (EGCG), have been shown to effectively enhance immune activity and prevent cancer, although the underlying mechanism is unclear. Green tea catechins are instead converted to catechin metabolites in the intestine. Here, we show that these green tea catechin metabolites enhance CD4(+) T cell activity as well as natural killer (NK) cell activity. Our data suggest that the absence of a 4'-hydroxyl on this phenyl group (B ring) is important for the effect on immune activity. In particular, 5-(3',5'-dihydroxyphenyl)-γ-valerolactone (EGC-M5), a major metabolite of EGCG, not only increased the activity of CD4(+) T cells but also enhanced the cytotoxic activity of NK cells in vivo. These data suggest that EGC-M5 might show immunostimulatory activity.

  13. Simultaneous preparation of naturally abundant and rare catechins by tannase-mediated biotransformation combining high speed counter current chromatography.

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    Xia, Guobin; Hong, Shan; Liu, Songbai

    2014-05-15

    Simultaneous preparation of naturally rare catechins, EGC and EC, has been realized by tannase-mediated biotransformation combining high speed counter current chromatography. In addition, simultaneous preparation of the four catechins, EGCG, ECG, EGC, and EC in green tea extract has also been achieved by HSCCC under the normal phase and the reversed phase modes. The identity of the catechins was determined by HPLC-DAD-ESI-MS and quantification of the catechins was performed by HPLC-DAD. In a typical HSCCC separation, 27.2 mg 98.8% EGCG, 14.1 mg 94.7% EGC, and 9.3 mg 97.5% EC were obtained. This new method is efficient, time-saving and valuable for biological studies.

  14. The effects of bathing in hot springs on the absorption of green tea catechin: a pilot study.

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    Hayasaka, Shinya; Goto, Yasuaki; Maeda-Yamamoto, Mari

    2013-11-01

    Japan is a major tea producing country, and green tea is known for its health benefits which are believed to be due to catechins. However, difficulties in maintaining an adequate amount of catechins in the blood have been reported. Another important health-promoting activity among the Japanese is bathing in hot springs. This pilot study examined whether the combined effects of green tea consumption and hot spring bathing improved absorption of green tea catechins. The study, with a comparative within-subject design involving two different intervention trials--green tea consumption with hot spring bathing and only green tea consumption--was conducted on 2 separate days. Plasma levels of catechin; (-)-epigallocatechin-3-O-gallate (EGCG) were analyzed from four volunteers. Plasma EGCG concentration was found to be higher for the combined trial of green tea consumption and hot spring bathing.

  15. Ovariectomy lowers urine levels of unconjugated (+)-catechin, (-)-epicatechin, and their methylated metabolites in rats fed grape seed extract.

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    Cutts, John K; Peavy, Thomas R; Moore, Doyle R; Prasain, Jeevan; Barnes, Stephen; Kim, Helen

    2013-12-01

    Abstract Steroid hormones modulate expression of enzymes that metabolize xenobiotics, including dietary supplements. Half of the human population undergoes menopause, yet the effect of this age-related loss of ovarian steroid hormones on the metabolism of dietary supplements has yet to be determined. Grape seed extract (GSE) is a dietary supplement comprised of monomeric and oligomeric catechins and has health benefits in models of age-related diseases. We hypothesized that surgically-induced loss of ovarian hormones would increase methylation, glucuronidation, and/or sulfation of the grape seed polyphenols (+)-catechin and (-)-epicatechin. Fourteen-week-old spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs) were ovariectomized (OVX) or sham-OVX. At 17 weeks of age, SHRs were gavaged with vehicle (water) or GSE (300 mg/kg body weight) once daily for 6 days. Urinary excretion of (+)-catechin, (-)-epicatechin, and their metabolites was analyzed by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry. Although total urinary output of (+)-catechin, (-)-epicatechin, and their methylated metabolites was unaffected by OVX, the amounts of (+)-catechin, (-)-epicatechin and their methylated metabolites that were not conjugated with glucuronic acid or sulfate were lowered by OVX. Specifically, urine from OVX SHRs administered GSE contained 30% higher proportions (91.8% vs. 62.3%) of glucuronidated (+)-catechin and (-)-epicatechin and glucuronidated methyl (+)-catechin and methyl (-)-epicatechin than urine from sham-OVX SHRs. However, there were no differences in urinary levels of total methylated or sulfated catechins in OVX SHRs. This is the first quantitative characterization of metabolites of grape seed polyphenols in a model of menopause; it indicates that ovariectomy causes either an increase in expression and/or activity of select uridine 5'-diphospho-glucuronosyltransferase(s).

  16. Qualitative analysis of catechins from green tea GMB-4 clone using HPLC and LC-MS/MS

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    Erna Susanti

    2015-12-01

    Conclusions: The HPLC and LC-MS/MS methods were successfully tuned for the qualitative analysis of green tea extract with EGCG and ECG. Four major catechins were separated and identified by LC-MS/MS, such as EGCG, epigallocatechin, ECG and epicatechin. The result of HPLC analysis showed that EGCG and ECG were main components from catechins isolation of green tea GMB-4 clone.

  17. Qualitative analysis of catechins from green tea GMB-4 clone using HPLC and LC-MS/MS

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    Erna Susanti; Ciptati; Retty Ratnawati; ., Aulanni'am; Achmad Rudijanto

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    Objective: To identify the bioactive compounds in catechins isolation and its components from green tea GMB-4 clone. Methods: Green tea GMB-4 clones were extracted with distilled water at 90 °C. Samples were eluted into the column with 10% ethanol. Subsequently, the column was eluted with 95% ethanol and evaporated separately. Green tea extract was identified by thin layer chromatography. Catechins were separated by the stationary phase in column chromatography using polyamide with 10% eth...

  18. Allelopathic potential of catechins of the Tachigali myrmecophyla (Leguminosae); Potencial alelopatico de catequinas de Tachigali myrmecophyla (leguminosae)

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    Lobo, Livia T.; Castro, Kelly Christina Ferreira; Arruda, Mara Silvia P.; Silva, Milton N. da; Arruda, Alberto C.; Mueller, Adolfo Henrique; Arruda, Giselle Maria Skelding P.; Santos, Alberdan Silva [Universidade Federal do Para (UFPA), Belem, PA (Brazil). Centro de Ciencias Exatas e Naturais. Dept. de Quimica]. E-mail: livia_lobo@yahoo.com.br; Souza Filho, Antonio Pedro da Silva [EMBRAPA Amazonia Oriental, Belem, PA (Brazil). Lab. de Agroindustria

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    Two compounds, (+)-catechin and epicatechin, were isolated from leaves of T. myrmecophyla, using chromatographic techniques. The structural identification was carried out on the basis of {sup 1}H and {sup 13}C NMR spectral data and comparison with literature data. The compounds (+)-catechin and epicatechin were submitted to germination inhibition and radicle and hypocotyl growth assays. Results showed some significant activities confirming the initial hypothesis about allelopathic properties of that plant. (author)

  19. Development of rapid and simultaneous quantitative method for green tea catechins on the bioanalytical study using UPLC/ESI-MS.

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    Misaka, Shingen; Kawabe, Keisuke; Onoue, Satomi; Werba, José Pablo; Giroli, Monica; Kimura, Junko; Watanabe, Hiroshi; Yamada, Shizuo

    2013-01-01

    A rapid and quantitative analytical method for the simultaneous determination of green tea catechins using ultra-performance liquid chromatography/electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry was developed. Total analytical run time was 3.5 min for the detection of (-)-epicatechin (EC), (-)-epicatechin-3-O-gallate (ECG), (-)-epigallocatechin (EGC), (-)-epigallocatechin-3-O-gallate (EGCG) and myricetin as the internal standard (IS) in rat plasma. The calibration curves were linear over the range of 10-5000 ng/mL for all the catechins. The inter- and intra-day precision (relative standard deviation) and accuracy (percentage deviation) of the method were both lower than 10%. The average extraction recoveries in plasma ranged from 68.5 to 86.5%, and the lower limits of quantification of EC, EGC, ECG and EGCG were 10 ng/mL with a signal-to-noise ratio of >10. The assay developed was successfully applied to a pharmacokinetic study of catechins following intravenous and intragastric administrations of green tea extract in rats. Plasma concentrations of four catechins were detected up to 5-24 h after administration, and the pharmacokinetic parameters of catechins were in agreement with previous studies. From these findings, taken together with the high productivity and precision, the developed method could be a reliable and reproducible tool for the evaluation of pharmacokinetic properties of catechins.

  20. Genetic diversity of UPASI tea clones (Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze) on the basis of total catechins and their fractions.

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    Saravanan, M; Maria John, K M; Raj Kumar, R; Pius, P K; Sasikumar, R

    2005-03-01

    Tea leaf catechins and the ratio of dihydroxylated to trihydroxylated catechin fractions were analysed to identify the genetic diversity of 26 UPASI released tea clones. Principal component analysis (PCA) based on regression factor separated tea clones into five groups according to their jats (Jats are region based rays for e.g., Assam, China and Cambod origin) as well as their quality constituents (such as total polyphenols, total catechins, amino acids in the green leaves and liquor characteristics of black tea), particularly the catechins. Group 1 represented medium quality (quality of the final produce) clones, such as UPASI-10, UPASI-12 and UPASI-15 and drought tolerant clones like UPASI-1, UPASI-2, UPASI-9 and UPASI-10. Group 2 contained purely "China" cultivars while group 3 possessed high quality tea cultivars. "Assam" (group 5) teas had the lowest ratio of dihydroxylated to trihydroxylated catechin fractions (1:4) than the "Chinery" (group 2) teas (1:5). This biochemical differentiation indicated that there is a vast genetic diversity in UPASI released tea clones in terms of catechin fractions, even though the majority of them were selected from one tea estate located in the Nilgiris.

  1. Use of cyclodextrins to recover catechin and epicatechin from red grape pomace.

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    López-Miranda, Santiago; Serrano-Martínez, Ana; Hernández-Sánchez, Pilar; Guardiola, Lucía; Pérez-Sánchez, Horacio; Fortea, Isabel; Gabaldón, José Antonio; Núñez-Delicado, Estrella

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    The capacity of cyclodextrins (CDs) to extract phenolic compounds from grape pomace was evaluated and compared with that of ethanol/water or aqueous extraction. The extraction method (stirring and ultrasound), temperature and time were also studied. Total phenolic compounds (TPC) and antioxidant activity were measured, and HPLC analysis was used to identify the phenolic compounds. The extracts obtained using the ethanol/water mixture presented the highest TPC content and antioxidant activity, followed by those obtained using CD solutions. The addition of CDs to the extractant agent had a selective effect on the extraction of catechin and epicatechin. The yield of catechin and epicatechin by using aqueous solutions of CDs was similar to that obtained using organic solvents as ethanol.

  2. PHYTOCHEMICAL EVALUATION OF HYDROXY CITRIC ACID, CATECHINS AND CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE PRESENT IN HERBAL FORMULATION

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The analytical method for the estimation of phytochemical active ingredients present in Garginia combogia extract, Green tea extract with calcium pantothenate for herbal formulations are evaluated for it’s Assay content and dissolution release. This herbal formulation with slim formula consists of several active ingredients such as Hydroxy Citric acid, catechins and calcium pantothenate. The HPLC method for the estimation of active content and the in-vitro dissolution release is developed for the study.

  3. Quantitative analysis of catechins in Saraca asoca and correlation with antimicrobial activity

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    Amey Shirolkar; Anjum Gahlaut; Anil K. Chhillar; Rajesh Dabur

    2013-01-01

    Herbal medicines are highly complex and have unknown mechanisms in diseases treatment. Saraca asoca (Roxb.), De. Wild has been recommended to treat gynecological disorders and used in several commercial polyherbal formulations. In present study, efforts have been made to explore antimicrobial activity and its co-relation with the distributions of catechins in the organs of S. asoca using targeted MS/MS. Eight extracts (cold and hot water) from four different organs of S. asoca and two drugs were prepared and antimicrobial activity was assessed by microbroth dilution assay. Quantitative and qualitative analysis of catechins in crude extracts was done by using targeted and auto-MS/MS and correlated with antimicrobial activity. (þ)-Catechin and (þ)-epicatechin and their biosynthesis related compound were found to be up-regulated in regenerated bark and leaves extracts. (?)-Epigallocatechin was found to be significantly higher in bark water extract as compared to others but showed low antimicrobial activity. Result showed down-regulation of (?)-epigallocatechin and up-regulation of (þ)-catechin and (þ)-epicatechin in the regenerated bark and leaves of S. asoca. It might be the contributing factor in the antimicrobial activity of regenerated bark and leaves of the plant. The concentration of (þ)-epicatechin in processed drugs (Ashokarishta) from Baidyanath was found to be seven times higher than that of Dabur Pvt. Ltd., but no antimicrobial activity was observed, indicating the variations among the plant based drugs. This will be helpful in rational use of S. asoca parts. Furthermore, the analytical method developed is sensitive, repeatable and reliable; therefore, it is suitable for quality control of herbal drugs.

  4. Preventive role of green tea catechins from obesity and related disorders especially hypercholesterolemia and hyperglycemia

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    Ahmad, Rabia Shabir; Butt, Masood Sadiq; Sultan, M Tauseef; Mushtaq, Zarina; Ahmad, Shakeel; Dewanjee, Saikat; De Feo, Vincenzo; Zia-Ul-Haq, Muhammad

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    Background During the last few years, scientific investigations have proposed diet based regimens to prevent several health ailments including obesity, hypercholesterolemia and diabetes. In this regard, a promising tool is the use of functional foods/nutraceuticals. Present research project was an attempt to explore nutraceutical worth of locally grown green tea variety (Qi-Men) against lifestyle related disorders. Methods Functional drinks (T2 and T3) were prepared by adding catechins and ep...

  5. Protective action of green tea catechins in neuronal mitochondria during aging.

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    Assuncao, Marco; Andrade, Jose Paulo

    2015-01-01

    Mitochondria are central players in the regulation of cell homeostasis. They are essential for energy production but at the same time, reactive oxygen species accumulate as byproducts of the electron transport chain causing mitochondrial damage. In the central nervous system, senescence and neurodegeneration occur as a consequence of mitochondrial oxidative insults and impaired electron transfer. The accumulation of several oxidation products in neurons during aging prompts the idea that consumption of antioxidant compounds may delay neurodegenerative processes. Tea, one of the most consumed beverages in the world, presents benefits to human health that have been associated to its abundance in polyphenols, mainly catechins, that possess powerful antioxidant properties in vivo and in vitro. In this review, the focus will be placed on the effects of green tea catechins in neuronal mitochondria. Although these compounds reach the brain in small quantities, there are several possible targets, signaling pathways and molecular machinery impinging in the mitochondria that will be highlighted. Accumulated evidence thus far seems to indicate that catechins help prevent neurodegeneration and delay brain function decline.

  6. Pulse radiolysis study of the reactions of catechins with nitrogen dioxide

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    Gebicki, Jerzy L.; Meisner, Piotr; Stawowska, Katarzyna; Gebicka, Lidia

    2012-12-01

    Nitrogen dioxide (•NO2), one of the oxidizing radicals formed in vivo is suspected to play a role in various pathophysiological processes. The reactions of •NO2 with dietary catechins, the group of flavonoids present in high amounts in green tea and red wine, have been investigated by pulse radiolysis method. The kinetics of the reaction of •NO2 with gallic acid have been also studied for comparison. The spectra of transient intermediates are presented. The rate constants of the reaction of •NO2 with catechin, epigallocatechin, epigallocatechin gallate and gallic acid determined by the competition method with 2,2'-azinobis-(3-ethylbenzthiazoline-6-sulfonate) at pH 7.0 and room temperature have been found to be 0.9, 1.0, 2.3 and 0.5×108 M-1 s-1, respectively. The values for catechins are among the highest reported for the reactions of •NO2 with non-radical compounds.

  7. Human Serum Albumin Increases the Stability of Green Tea Catechins in Aqueous Physiological Conditions.

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    Zinellu, Angelo; Sotgia, Salvatore; Scanu, Bastianina; Forteschi, Mauro; Giordo, Roberta; Cossu, Annalisa; Posadino, Anna Maria; Carru, Ciriaco; Pintus, Gianfranco

    2015-01-01

    Epicatechin (EC), epigallocatechin (EGC), epicatechingallate (ECG) and epigallocatechingallate (EGCG) are antioxidants present in the green tea, a widely used beverage whose health benefits are largely recognized. Nevertheless, major physicochemical limitations, such as the high instability of catechins, pose important questions concerning their potential pharmacological use. Recent studies indicate that binding of catechins with plasmatic proteins may modulate their plasma concentration, tissue delivery and biological activity. After 5 minutes of incubation with HSA both ECG and EGCG were fully bound to HSA, while after 48h incubation only 41% of EC and 70% of EGC resulted linked. HSA had a strong stabilizing effect on all catechins, which could be found in solution between 29 and 85% even after 48h of incubation. In the absence of HSA, EGC and EGCG disappeared in less than 24h, while ECG and EC were found after 48h at 5 and 50%, respectively. The stabilizing effect of HSA toward EGCG, obtained in aqueous physiological conditions, resulted stronger in comparison to cysteine and HCl, previously reported to stabilize this polyphenol. Because of the multitude of contradictory data concerning in vivo and in vitro antioxidant-based experimentations, we believe our work may shed some light on this debated field of research.

  8. Calcium desensitizer catechin reverses diastolic dysfunction in mice with restrictive cardiomyopathy.

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    Zhang, Lei; Nan, Changlong; Chen, Yuan; Tian, Jie; Jean-Charles, Pierre-Yves; Getfield, Cecile; Wang, Xiaoqing; Huang, Xupei

    2015-05-01

    Diastolic dysfunction refers to an impaired relaxation and an abnormality in ventricular blood filling during diastole while systolic function is preserved. Cardiac myofibril hypersensitivity to Ca(2+) is a major factor that causes impaired relaxation of myocardial cells. The present study investigates the effect of the green tea extract catechins on myofibril calcium desensitization and restoration of diastolic function in a restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM) mouse model with cardiac troponin mutations. Wild type (WT) and RCM mice were treated daily with catechin (epigallocatechin-3-gallate, EGCg, 50 mg/kg body weight) for 3 months. Echocardiography and cell based assays were performed to measure cardiac structure and flow-related variables including chamber dimensions, fraction shortening, trans-mitral flow patterns in the experimental mice. In addition, myocyte contractility and calcium dynamics were measured in WT and RCM cardiomyocytes treated in vitro with 5 μM EGCg. Our data indicated that RCM mice treated with EGCg showed an improved diastolic function while systolic function remained unchanged. At the cellular level, sarcomere relaxation and calcium decay were accelerated in RCM myocardial cells treated with EGCg. These results suggest that catechin is effective in reversing the impaired relaxation in RCM myocardial cells and rescuing the RCM mice with diastolic dysfunction.

  9. Determination and pharmacokinetic study of catechin in rat plasma by HPLC

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    Li Xie; Xin-Nan Li; De-Xi Jiang; Dan Zhang

    2011-01-01

    A high performance liquid chromatographic method was developed and validated for the quantitative determination of catechin in rat plasma and its pharmacokinetic study after intragastric administration of Catechu and Xiongdanjiangre Wan into SD rats. Plasma samples were prepared by protein precipitation using methanol-5% aqueous zinc sulfate (70:30, v/v) as precipitant. Chromatographic separation was achieved on Hypersil Cl8 column (250 mm~ 4.6 mm, 10 pm) with acetonitrile-water-triethylamine (6:94:0.3, v/v/v, pH 4.0+0.1, adjusted with phos- phoric acid) as mobile phase, followed by a UV detection at 207 nm. Good linearity was obtained over the range of 0.143-7.15 mg/L of catechin, with correlation coefficient of 0.9992. The method was simple, sensitive, accurate and reproducible and' has been successfully applied to the pharmacokinetic study of catechin in rat plasma.

  10. Molecular regulation of catechins biosynthesis in tea [Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze].

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    Rani, Arti; Singh, Kashmir; Ahuja, Paramvir S; Kumar, Sanjay

    2012-03-10

    Catechins are bioprospecting molecules present in tea and any effort towards metabolic engineering of this important moiety would require knowledge on gene regulation. These are synthesized through the activities of phenylpropanoid and flavonoid pathways. Expression regulation of various genes of these pathways namely phenylalanine ammonia-lyase (CsPAL), cinnamate 4-hydroxylase (CsC4H), p-coumarate:CoA ligase (Cs4CL), flavanone 3-hydroxylase (CsF3H), dihydroflavonol 4-reductase (CsDFR) and anthocyanidin reductase (CsANR) was accomplished previously. In depth analyses of the remaining genes namely, chalcone synthase (CsCHS), chalcone isomerase (CsCHI), flavonoid 3'5'-hydroxylase (CsF3'5'H) and anthocyanidin synthase (CsANS) were lacking. The objective of the work was to clone and analyze these genes so as to generate a comprehensive knowledge on the critical genes of catechins biosynthesis pathway. Gene expression analysis was carried out in response to leaf age and external cues (drought stress, abscisic acid, gibberellic acid treatments and wounding). A holistic analysis suggested that CsCHI, CsF3H, CsDFR, CsANS and CsANR were amongst the critical regulatory genes in regulating catechins content.

  11. Transcripts of Anthocyanidin Reductase and Leucoanthocyanidin Reductase and Measurement of Catechin and Epicatechin in Tartary Buckwheat

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    Yeon Bok Kim

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Anthocyanidin reductase (ANR and leucoanthocyanidin reductase (LAR play an important role in the monomeric units biosynthesis of proanthocyanidins (PAs such as catechin and epicatechin in several plants. The aim of this study was to clone ANR and LAR genes involved in PAs biosynthesis and examine the expression of these two genes in different organs under different growth conditions in two tartary buckwheat cultivars, Hokkai T8 and T10. Gene expression was carried out by quantitative real-time RT-PCR, and catechin and epicatechin content was analyzed by high performance liquid chromatography. The expression pattern of ANR and LAR did not match the accumulation pattern of PAs in different organs of two cultivars. Epicatechin content was the highest in the flowers of both cultivars and it was affected by light in only Hokkai T8 sprouts. ANR and LAR levels in tartary buckwheat might be regulated by different mechanisms for catechin and epicatechin biosynthesis under light and dark conditions.

  12. Human Serum Albumin Increases the Stability of Green Tea Catechins in Aqueous Physiological Conditions.

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    Angelo Zinellu

    Full Text Available Epicatechin (EC, epigallocatechin (EGC, epicatechingallate (ECG and epigallocatechingallate (EGCG are antioxidants present in the green tea, a widely used beverage whose health benefits are largely recognized. Nevertheless, major physicochemical limitations, such as the high instability of catechins, pose important questions concerning their potential pharmacological use. Recent studies indicate that binding of catechins with plasmatic proteins may modulate their plasma concentration, tissue delivery and biological activity. After 5 minutes of incubation with HSA both ECG and EGCG were fully bound to HSA, while after 48h incubation only 41% of EC and 70% of EGC resulted linked. HSA had a strong stabilizing effect on all catechins, which could be found in solution between 29 and 85% even after 48h of incubation. In the absence of HSA, EGC and EGCG disappeared in less than 24h, while ECG and EC were found after 48h at 5 and 50%, respectively. The stabilizing effect of HSA toward EGCG, obtained in aqueous physiological conditions, resulted stronger in comparison to cysteine and HCl, previously reported to stabilize this polyphenol. Because of the multitude of contradictory data concerning in vivo and in vitro antioxidant-based experimentations, we believe our work may shed some light on this debated field of research.

  13. Catechins and Procyanidins of Ginkgo biloba Show Potent Activities towards the Inhibition of β-Amyloid Peptide Aggregation and Destabilization of Preformed Fibrils

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    Haiyan Xie; Jing-Rong Wang; Lee-Fong Yau; Yong Liu; Liang Liu; Quan-Bin Han; Zhongzhen Zhao; Zhi-Hong Jiang

    2014-01-01

    Catechins and procyanidins, together with flavonoid glycosides and terpene trilactones, are three important categories of components in the standard extract of Ginkgo biloba leaves (EGb761). In this research, catechins and proanthocyanidins were found to exist in both the extract of Ginkgo leaves and Ginkgo products. By comparing with reference compounds, six of them were identified as (+)-catechin, (−)-epicatechin, (−)-gallocatechin, (−)-epigallocatechin and procyanidins B1 and B3. The acti...

  14. The effects of co-administration of butter on the absorption, metabolism and excretion of catechins in rats after oral administration of tea polyphenols.

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    Zhang, Liang; Han, Yuhui; Xu, Liwei; Liang, Yuhong; Chen, Xin; Li, Junsong; Wan, Xiaochun

    2015-07-01

    In Southwest China, tea polyphenols are usually utilized by way of butter tea. Tea polyphenols inhibit the absorption and biosynthesis of fatty acids in vivo, but the effects of butter on the pharmacokinetics of tea polyphenols have drawn less concern. A rapid UHPLC-MS/MS method was used to quantitatively determine the catechins in the plasma, feces and bile of rats after the oral administration of tea polyphenol or its combination with butter. In comparison with the single tea polyphenol treatment, the maximum plasma concentrations (Cmax) of the free EGCG, EGC, EC, GCG, GC and ECG significantly decreased after the co-administration of butter. The mean residence times (MRT) of the free EGCG, EGC, EC, GC and ECG were also significantly prolonged. When the plasma samples were treated with β-glucuronidase and arylsulfatase, the pharmacokinetic parameters of the total catechins (free and conjugated forms) were not affected by the co-administration of butter. These results indicated that the total absorption of catechins was not affected by butter, but the metabolism of catechins had been changed. Furthermore, the fecal catechins were significantly increased by butter. The total fecal amount and excretion ratio of all catechins were increased highly. The biliary excretion of EGCG, EGC, EC, GCG and GC was significantly increased by the co-administration of butter. To sum up, the butter changed the metabolism of catechins in vivo by decreasing the plasma concentration of the free catechins but increasing the conjugated catechins.

  15. Qualitative analysis of catechins from green tea GMB-4 clone using HPLC and LC-MS/MS

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    Erna Susanti; Ciptati; Retty Ratnawati; Aulanniam; Achmad Rudijanto

    2015-01-01

    Objective: To identify the bioactive compounds in catechins isolation and its compo-nents from green tea GMB-4 clone. Methods: Green tea GMB-4 clones were extracted with distilled water at 90 ? C. Samples were eluted into the column with 10%ethanol. Subsequently, the column was eluted with 95% ethanol and evaporated separately. Green tea extract was identified by thin layer chromatography. Catechins were separated by the stationary phase in column chroma-tography using polyamide with 10% ethanol eluent and 95% ethanol. The results of isolations were analyzed by high performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) and LC-MS/MS. Analysis of catechins by HPLC was done by external standard. Results: Fraction from 10% ethanol showed that four major peaks at retention time of 1.663, 2.367, 2.950 and 4.890, indicated the presence of four catechins components including catechin, epicatechins, gallocatechin and epigallocatechin. Whereas, fraction from 95% ethanol showed two main peaks at retention time of 5.167 and 9.82, which indicated the presence of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) and epicatechin gallate (ECG). EGCG (m/z 459), epigallocatechin (m/z 307), ECG (m/z 443), and epicatechin (m/z 291) were isolated and separated successfully using HPLC and LC-MS/MS. Conclusions: The HPLC and LC-MS/MS methods were successfully tuned for the qualitative analysis of green tea extract with EGCG and ECG. Four major catechins were separated and identified by LC-MS/MS, such as EGCG, epigallocatechin, ECG and epicatechin. The result of HPLC analysis showed that EGCG and ECG were main components from catechins isolation of green tea GMB-4 clone.

  16. Qualitative analysis of catechins from green tea GMB-4 clone using HPLC and LC-MS/MS

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    Erna; Susanti; Ciptati; Retty; Ratnawati; Aulanni’am; Achmad; Rudijanto

    2015-01-01

    Objective:To identify the bioactive compounds in catechins isolation and its components from green tea GMB-4 clone.Methods:Green tea GMB-4 clones were extracted with distilled water at 90C.Samples were eluted into the column with 10%ethanol.Subsequently,the column was eluted with95%ethanol and evaporated separately.Green tea extract was identified by thin layer chromatography.Catechins were separated by the stationary phase in column chromatography using polyamide with 10%ethanol eluent and 95%ethanol.The results of isolations were analyzed by high performance liquid chromatographic(HPLC)and LCMS/MS.Analysis of catechins by HPLC was done by external standard.Results:Fraction from 10%ethanol showed that four major peaks at retention time of1.663,2.367,2.950 and 4.890,indicated the presence of four catechins components including catechin,epicatechins,gallocatechin and epigallocatechin.Whereas,fraction from 95%ethanol showed two main peaks at retention time of 5.167 and 9.82,which indicated the presence of epigallocatechin gallate(EGCG)and epicatechin gallate(ECG).EGCG(m/z 459),epigallocatechin(m/z 307),ECG(m/z 443),and epicatechin(m/z 291)were isolated and separated successfully using HPLC and LC-MS/MS.Conclusions:The HPLC and LC-MS/MS methods were successfully tuned for the qualitative analysis of green tea extract with EGCG and ECG.Four major catechins were separated and identified by LC-MS/MS,such as EGCG,epigallocatechin,ECG and epicatechin.The result of HPLC analysis showed that EGCG and ECG were main components from catechins isolation of green tea GMB-4 clone.

  17. Direct interaction of natural and synthetic catechins with signal transducer activator of transcription 1 affects both its phosphorylation and activity

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    Menegazzi, Marta

    2013-12-10

    Our previous studies showed that (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) inhibits signal transducer activator of transcription 1 (STAT1) activation. Since EGCG may be a promising lead compound for new anti-STAT1 drug design, 15 synthetic catechins, characterized by the (-)-gallocatechin-3-gallate stereochemistry, were studied in the human mammary MDA-MB-231 cell line to identify the minimal structural features that preserve the anti-STAT1 activity. We demonstrate that the presence of three hydroxyl groups of B ring and one hydroxyl group in D ring is essential to preserve their inhibitory action. Moreover, a possible molecular target of these compounds in the STAT1 pathway was investigated. Our results demonstrate a direct interaction between STAT1 protein and catechins displaying anti-STAT1 activity. In particular, surface plasmon resonance (SPR) analysis and molecular modeling indicate the presence of two putative binding sites (a and b) with different affinity. Based on docking data, site-directed mutagenesis was performed, and interaction of the most active catechins with STAT1 was studied with SPR to test whether Gln518 on site a and His568 on site b could be important for the catechin-STAT1 interaction. Data indicate that site b has higher affinity for catechins than site a as the highest affinity constant disappears in the H568ASTAT1 mutant. Furthermore, Janus kinase 2 (JAK2) kinase assay data suggest that the contemporary presence in vitro of STAT1 and catechins inhibits JAK2-elicited STAT1 phosphorylation. The very tight catechin-STAT1 interaction prevents STAT1 phosphorylation and represents a novel, specific and efficient molecular mechanism for the inhibition of STAT1 activation. © Copyright 2014 Federation of European Biochemical Societies. All rights reserved.

  18. Isolation, purification and identification of ellagic acid derivatives, catechins, and procyanidins from the root bark of Anisophyllea dichostyla R. Br.

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    Khallouki, F; Haubner, R; Hull, W E; Erben, G; Spiegelhalder, B; Bartsch, H; Owen, R W

    2007-03-01

    The root bark of Anisophyllea dichostyla R. Br. is traditionally used in the Democratic Republic Congo for the treatment of several conditions such as anorexia, fatigue and intestinal infections. We have identified and quantitated several polyphenol antioxidants in the methanol extract of the root bark (120g). The polyphenol content (3.32g/kg) was predominantly ellagitannins (25%) and polyhydroxyflavan-3-ols (catechins and procyanidins, 75%) with 3'-O-methyl-3,4-methylenedioxo ellagic acid 4'-O-beta-d-glucopyranoside and (-)-epicatechin as the major species in each class. These two compounds and the following species were identified unequivocally by NMR spectroscopy: (+)-catechin, (-)-epicatechin 3-O-gallate, 3-O-methyl ellagic acid, 3,3'-di-O-methyl ellagic acid, 3'-O-methyl-3,4-methylenedioxo ellagic acid, 3'-O-methyl-3,4-methylenedioxo ellagic acid 4'-O-beta-d-glucopyranoside, and 3'-O-methyl ellagic acid 4-O-beta-d-xylopyranoside. The following additional compounds were purified by semi-preparative HPLC and tentatively identified on the basis of UV spectra, HPLC-ESI-MS and nano-ESI-MS-MS: (+)-catechin-3-O-beta-d-glucopyranoside, epicatechin-(4beta-->8)-catechin (procyanidin B(1)), epicatechin-(4beta-->8)-epicatechin (procyanidin B(2)), an (epi)catechin trimer, 3-O-methyl ellagic acid 4-O-beta-d-glucopyranoside, (-)-epicatechin 3-O-vanillate, 3,4-methylenedioxo ellagic acid 4'-O- beta-d-glucopyranoside, and 3,3'-di-O-methyl ellagic acid 4-O-beta-d-xylopyranoside. Fractionation of the raw extract by column chromatography on silicic acid yielded 10 fractions. In the hypoxanthine/xanthine oxidase antioxidant assay system, CC-9 which contained a range of polyphenols dominated by (-)-epicatechin-O-gallate proved to be the most potent antioxidant fraction (IC(50)=52 micro g/mL) in terms of ROS scavenging. In terms of XO inhibition CC-8, dominated by (epi)catechin trimer and which also contained appreciable amounts of 3'-O-methyl ellagic acid 4'-O

  19. Inhibition of pro-/active MMP-2 by green tea catechins and prediction of their interaction by molecular docking studies.

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    Chowdhury, Animesh; Nandy, Suman Kumar; Sarkar, Jaganmay; Chakraborti, Tapati; Chakraborti, Sajal

    2017-03-01

    Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) play a crucial role in developing different types of lung diseases, e.g., pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Green tea polyphenolic catechins such as EGCG and ECG have been shown to ameliorate various types of diseases including PAH. Our present study revealed that among the four green tea catechins (EGCG, ECG, EC, and EGC), EGCG and ECG inhibit pro-/active MMP-2 activities in pulmonary artery smooth muscle cell (PASMC) culture supernatant. Based on the above, we investigated the interactions of pro-/active MMP-2 with the green tea catechins by computational methods. In silico analysis revealed a strong interaction of pro-/active MMP-2 with EGCG/ECG, and galloyl group has been observed to be responsible for this interaction. The in silico analysis corroborated our experimental observation that EGCG and ECG are active in preventing both the proMMP-2 and MMP-2 activities. Importantly, these two catechins appeared to be better inhibitors for proMMP-2 in comparison to MMP-2 as revealed by gelatin zymogram and also by molecular docking studies. In many type of cells, activation of proMMP-2 occurs via an increase in the level of MT1-MMP (MMP-14). We, therefore, determined the interactions of MT1-MMP with the green tea catechins by molecular docking analysis. The study revealed a strong interaction of MT1-MMP with EGCG/ECG, and galloyl group has been observed to be responsible for the interaction.

  20. Evaluation of non-covalent interactions between serum albumin and green tea catechins by affinity capillary electrophoresis.

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    Zinellu, Angelo; Sotgia, Salvatore; Scanu, Bastianina; Pisanu, Elisabetta; Giordo, Roberta; Cossu, Annalisa; Posadino, Anna Maria; Carru, Ciriaco; Pintus, Gianfranco

    2014-11-07

    The natural antioxidant-associated biological responses appear contradictory since biologically active dosages registered in vitro experiments are considerably higher if compared to concentrations found in vivo. The recent research indicates that natural antioxidants, including the major catechins of green tea epicatechin (EC), epigallocatechin (EGC), epicatechingallate (ECG) and epigallocatechingallate (EGCG) form non-covalent complexes with albumin, a crucial aspect that may modulate their plasma concentration, tissue delivery and biological activity. Affinity capillary electrophoresis (ACE) was used to characterize the binding of the four catechins to human serum albumin (HSA) and bovine serum albumin (BSA) at near-physiological conditions: 10 mmol/L phosphate buffer, HEPES 50 mmol/L (pH 7.5), temperature 37°C. The studied flavonoids displayed affinities toward the albumin with binding constants in the range 10(3)-10(5)M(-1), with a greater affinity of catechins toward HSA than BSA (between 3 and 3.5 fold higher). We also confirmed that catechins having a galloyl moiety (ECG and EGCG) have a higher binding affinity toward albumin than the catechins lacking the galloyl moiety (EC and EGC), and that for both albumins the order of affinity is EC

  1. Acute ingestion of catechin-rich green tea improves postprandial glucose status and increases serum thioredoxin concentrations in postmenopausal women.

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    Takahashi, Masaki; Miyashita, Masashi; Suzuki, Katsuhiko; Bae, Seong-Ryu; Kim, Hyeon-Ki; Wakisaka, Takuya; Matsui, Yuji; Takeshita, Masao; Yasunaga, Koichi

    2014-11-14

    Elevated postprandial hyperglycaemia and oxidative stress increase the risks of type 2 diabetes and CVD. Green tea catechin possesses antidiabetic properties and antioxidant capacity. In the present study, we examined the acute and continuous effects of ingestion of catechin-rich green tea on postprandial hyperglycaemia and oxidative stress in healthy postmenopausal women. Participants were randomly assigned into the placebo (P, n 11) or green tea (GT, n 11) group. The GT group consumed a catechin-rich green tea (catechins 615 mg/350 ml) beverage per d for 4 weeks. The P group consumed a placebo (catechins 92 mg/350 ml) beverage per d for 4 weeks. At baseline and after 4 weeks, participants of each group consumed their designated beverages with breakfast and consumed lunch 3 h after breakfast. Venous blood samples were collected in the fasted state (0 h) and at 2, 4 and 6 h after breakfast. Postprandial glucose concentrations were 3 % lower in the GT group than in the P group (three-factor ANOVA, group × time interaction, Pcatechin-rich green tea intake was observed. Conversely, serum postprandial thioredoxin concentrations were 5 % higher in the GT group than in the P group (three-factor ANOVA, group × time interaction, Pcatechin-rich green tea has beneficial effects on postprandial glucose and redox homeostasis in postmenopausal women.

  2. Correlation between catechin content and NF-κB inhibition by infusions of green and black tea.

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    Di Lorenzo, Chiara; Dell'Agli, Mario; Sangiovanni, Enrico; Dos Santos, Ariana; Uberti, Francesca; Moro, Enzo; Bosisio, Enrica; Restani, Patrizia

    2013-06-01

    This study investigates whether infusions of green and black tea inhibit the NF-κB driven transcription in human epithelial gastric AGS cells. Water extracts were prepared from different brands of green and black tea available on the Italian market. Teas with or without caffeine were studied. An industrially prepared freeze-dried water extract of green tea was also tested. Catechin and caffeine contents were measured by HPLC analysis. The decrease in phenol and catechin content three months after the expiry date was also investigated. The NF-κB driven transcription and the free radical scavenger activity were inhibited, and this effect was related to catechin levels. The potency of epigallocatechin 3-gallate in inhibiting NF-κB driven transcription is so great that tea extracts low in epigallocatechin 3-gallate are still highly active. In one decaffeinated sample of green tea, the phenol and catechin content was very low, probably as a consequence of caffeine removal. The decrease in catechin levels after 3 months did not reduce the inhibition of NF-κB driven transcription by tea infusions. This is the first paper reporting the inhibitory effect of NF-κB of commercial green and black infusions at the gastric level, evaluating their stability as well.

  3. Molecular Docking Studies of Catechin and Its Derivatives as Anti-bacterial Inhibitor for Glucosamine-6-Phosphate Synthase

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    Fikrika, H.; Ambarsari, L.; Sumaryada, T.

    2016-01-01

    Molecular docking simulation of catechin and its derivatives on Glucosamine-6- Phosphate Synthase (GlmS) has been performed in this research. GlmS inhibition by a particular ligand will suppress the production of bacterial cell wall and significantly reduce the population of invading bacteria. In this study, catechin derivatives i.e epicatechin, galloatechin and epigalloatechin were found to have stronger binding affinities as compared to natural ligand of GlmS, Fructose-6-Phosphate (F6P). Those three ligands were docked on the same pocket in GlmS target as F6P, with 70% binding sites similarity. Based on the docking results, gallocatechin turns out to be the most potent ligand for anti-bacterial agent with ΔG= -8.00 kcal/mol. The docking between GlmS and catechin derivatives are characterized by a constant present of a strong hydrogen bond between functional group O3 and Ser-349. This hydrogen bond most likely plays a significant role in the docking mechanism and binding modes selection. The surprising result is catechin itself exhibited a quite strong binding with GlmS (ΔG= -7.80 kcal.mol), but docked on a completely different pocket compared to other ligands. This results suggest that catechin might still have a curing effect but with a completely different pathway and mechanism as compared to its derivatives.

  4. Adsorption kinetics of tea waste to catechins%茶渣对儿茶素的吸附动力学

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    胡书琴; 汤一; 刘莉

    2014-01-01

    Summary Catechins , the main functional components in tea , were generally recognized as possessing desirable biological and physiological effects , such as anti‐oxidation , anti‐cancer , reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases etc . Therefore , application areas of tea catechins in food and pharmaceuticals were expanding rapidly . At present , conventional extraction technologies of catechins contained hot water extraction method , organic solvent extraction process , resin extraction method and supercritical CO 2 extraction method . However , the application value was limited because of the low efficiency , high cost and potentially toxic residues . In order to extract catechins efficiently and safely , the recent studies found that lignocellulose could absorb catechins in abundance and in a low cost . Tea waste was used as a new kind of adsorbent in this paper . Because of the porous structure , it had large specific surface area . Meanwhile , the main components of tea waste were cellulose and protein . They all contained a mass of carboxyl groups and hydroxyl radicals which could form hydrogen bonds with catechins . The tea waste was similar to lignocellulose in structure and it was eatable , safe with no poisonous residue .The experiments were carried out as below . The equations of pseudo‐first‐order model and pseudo‐second‐order model were used to simulate the adsorption kinetics respectively . Then , different concentrations of ethanol were used to desorb the tea waste when it reached adsorption saturation . Finally , the same size tea waste was used to pack the chromatography column and the breakthrough curves of catechins and caffeine were drawn , then different concentrations of ethanol were used to elute the column gradely when it reached adsorption equilibrium . The results indicated that the kinetics were more fitted to the pseudo‐second‐order model ( R2 = 0 .913 6 0 .997 1) . The order of the secondary adsorption speed constant

  5. Synthesis of modified proanthocyanidins: introduction of acyl substituents at C-8 of catechin. Selective synthesis of a C-4-->O-->C-3 ether-linked procyanidin-like dimer.

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    Beauhaire, Josiane; Es-Safi, Nour-Eddine; Boyer, François-Didier; Kerhoas, Lucien; Guernevé, Christine le; Ducrot, Paul-Henri

    2005-02-01

    The regioselective introduction of substituents at C-8 of (+)-catechin is described, leading to the synthesis of several catechin derivatives with various substitution patterns to be used for the further synthesis of modified proanthocyanidins. Thereafter, a new 3-O-4 ether-linked procyanidin-like derivative was synthesized. Its formation was selectively achieved through TiCl(4)-catalyzed condensation of 4-(2-hydroxyethoxy)tetra-O-benzyl catechin with the 8-trifluoroacetyl adduct of tetra-O-benzyl catechin.

  6. Dietary catechins and procyanidins modulate zinc homeostasis in human HepG2 cells.

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    Quesada, Isabel M; Bustos, Mario; Blay, Mayte; Pujadas, Gerard; Ardèvol, Anna; Salvadó, M Josepa; Bladé, Cinta; Arola, Lluís; Fernández-Larrea, Juan

    2011-02-01

    Catechins and their polymers procyanidins are health-promoting flavonoids found in edible vegetables and fruits. They act as antioxidants by scavenging reactive oxygen species and by chelating the redox-active metals iron and copper. They also behave as signaling molecules, modulating multiple cell signalling pathways and gene expression, including that of antioxidant enzymes. This study aimed at determining whether catechins and procyanidins interact with the redox-inactive metal zinc and at assessing their effect on cellular zinc homeostasis. We found that a grape-seed procyanidin extract (GSPE) and the green tea flavonoid (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) bind zinc cations in solution with higher affinity than the zinc-specific chelator Zinquin, and dose-dependently prevent zinc-induced toxicity in the human hepatocarcinoma cell line HepG2, evaluated by the lactate dehydrogenase test. GSPE and EGCG hinder intracellular accumulation of total zinc, measured by atomic flame absorption spectrometry, concomitantly increasing the level of cytoplasmic labile zinc detectable by Zinquin fluorescence. Concurrently, GSPE and EGCG inhibit the expression, evaluated at the mRNA level by quantitative reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction, of zinc-binding metallothioneins and of plasma membrane zinc exporter ZnT1 (SLC30A1), while enhancing the expression of cellular zinc importers ZIP1 (SLC39A1) and ZIP4 (SLC39A4). GSPE and EGCG also produce all these effects when HepG2 cells are stimulated to import zinc by treatment with supplemental zinc or the proinflammatory cytokine interleukin-6. We suggest that extracellular complexation of zinc cations and the elevation of cytoplasmic labile zinc may be relevant mechanisms underlying the modulation of diverse cell signaling and metabolic pathways by catechins and procyanidins.

  7. High catechin concentrations detected in Withania somnifera (ashwagandha by high performance liquid chromatography analysis

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    Sulaiman Siti

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Withania somnifera is an important medicinal plant traditionally used in the treatment of many diseases. The present study was carried out to characterize the phenolic acids, flavonoids and 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl radical (DPPH scavenging activities in methanolic extracts of W. somnifera fruits, roots and leaves (WSFEt, WSREt and WSLEt. Methods WSFEt, WSREt and WSLEt was prepared by using 80% aqueous methanol and total polyphenols, flavonoids as well as DPPH radical scavenging activities were determined by spectrophotometric methods and phenolic acid profiles were determined by HPLC methods. Results High concentrations of both phenolics and flavonoids were detected in all parts of the plant with the former ranging between 17.80 ± 5.80 and 32.58 ± 3.16 mg/g (dry weight and the latter ranging between 15.49 ± 1.02 and 31.58 ± 5.07 mg/g. All of the three different plant parts showed strong DPPH radical scavenging activities (59.16 ± 1.20 to 91.84 ± 0.38%. Eight polyphenols (gallic, syringic, benzoic, p-coumaric and vanillic acids as well as catechin, kaempferol and naringenin have been identified by HPLC in parts of the plant as well. Among all the polyphenols, catechin was detected in the highest concentration (13.01 ± 8.93 to 30.61 ± 11.41 mg/g. Conclusion The results indicating that W. somnifera is a plant with strong therapeutic properties thus further supporting its traditional claims. All major parts of W. somnifera such as the roots, fruits and leaves provide potential benefits for human health because of its high content of polyphenols and antioxidant activities with the leaves containing the highest amounts of polyphenols specially catechin with strong antioxidant properties.

  8. Exploratory conformational study of (+)-catechin. Modeling of the polarizability and electric dipole moment.

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    Bentz, Erika N; Pomilio, Alicia B; Lobayan, Rosana M

    2014-12-01

    The extension of the study of the conformational space of the structure of (+)-catechin at the B3LYP/6-31G(d,p) level of theory is presented in this paper. (+)-Catechin belongs to the family of the flavan-3-ols, which is one of the five largest phenolic groups widely distributed in nature, and whose biological activity and pharmaceutical utility are related to the antioxidant activity due to their ability to scavenge free radicals. The effects of free rotation around all C-O bonds of the OH substituents at different rings are taken into account, obtaining as the most stable conformer, one that had not been previously reported. One hundred seven structures, and a study of the effects of charge delocalization and stereoelectronic effects at the B3LYP/6-311++G(d,p) level are reported by natural bond orbital analysis, streamlining the order of these structures. For further analysis of the structural and molecular properties of this compound in a biological environment, the calculation of polarizabilities, and the study of the electric dipole moment are performed considering the whole conformational space described. The results are analyzed in terms of accumulated knowledge for (4α → 6″, 2α → O → 1″)-phenylflavans and (+)-catechin in previous works, enriching the study of both types of structures, and taking into account the importance of considering the whole conformational space in modeling both the polarizability and the electric dipole moment, also proposing to define a descriptive subspace of only 16 conformers.

  9. Methylxanthine and catechin content of fresh and fermented cocoa beans, dried cocoa beans, and cocoa liquor

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    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The theobromine and catechin content can affect the quality of cocoa liquor and is influenced by cacao variety, production area (PA, and fermentation, as well as the method of drying beans (FDB and cocoa liquor production (CLP. This study examined variationsin methylxanthine and catechin levels in fresh and fermented cocoa beans, dried cocoa grains, and in cocoa liquor from Trinitario, Criollo, and Forastero cacao varieties. A total of 123 cocoa bean samples from three Peruvian PAs at different altitudes, Tingo María (TM, San Alejandro (SA, and Curimana (CU, were evaluated. The theobromine (Tb and caffeine (Cf contents in fresh cocoa beans were affected by both cocoa type and PA. The caffeine content was higher in Trinitario cacao than in Criollo and Forastero varieties (p ≤ 0.05. The Tb and CF contents decreased in dry cocoa grain and was affected by FDB (p ≤ 0.05 (1.449 ± 0.004 to 1.140 ± 0.010 and 0.410 ± 0.03 to 0.165 ± 0.02 g Tb and C, respectively, per 100 g dry weight. Cocoa beans from Tingo María, which has thehighest altitude, had higher Tb and CF contents than those from other PAs. The catechin (C and epicatechin (EC contents were affected by the FDB and CLP, and were highestin fresh cocoa beans from the Tingo María area (range: 0.065 ± 0.01 to 0.020 ± 0.00 g C/100 g. The C and EC contents decreased during FDB and CLP (0.001 g C/100 g of cocoa liquor. Taken together, these results show that higher concentrations of Tb, Cf, C,and EC are present in fresh cocoa beans. Moreover, the cocoa variety influenced cocoa liquor quality. Overall, cocoa from the Tingo María PA had the most desirable chemical composition.

  10. Effect of catechins on fattening performance, meat quality, some antioxidant and blood parameters and fattening costs in Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica).

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    Kara, K; Şentürk, M; Guclu, B K; Sariözkan, S; Eren, M

    2016-08-01

    The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of dietary supplementation of green tea (Camellia sinensis) catechins in quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica). Quail were fed with a basal diet, and the treatment groups were fed on the basal diet with 1.25 or 2.50 g/kg catechin supplementation for 30 d. Fattening performance and meat quality of the quail were estimated. Serum total antioxidant status (TAS), plasma and liver malondialdehyde (MDA) and some serum biochemical parameters were measured. The results showed that catechin supplementation did not affect live weight, feed intake, feed conversion ratio, carcass weight, carcass dressing or the nutrient composition of breast and thigh meats. The water holding capacity (WHC) of breast meat was increased in the 2.50 g/kg catechin treatment. Catechin supplementation increased the serum TAS, but decreased plasma MDA and liver MDA concentration as well as serum glucose and total cholesterol levels. Serum triglyceride and total protein levels were not affected by catechin supplementation. In conclusion, catechins have effective antioxidant hypoglycaemic and hypocholesterolaemic properties, as well as having the potential to increase meat quality in fattening quail. On the other hand, catechin supplementation did not have any negative effect on the fattening performance, meat nutrient composition and fattening costs in fattening quail.

  11. Inhibition of MMP-9 by green tea catechins and prediction of their interaction by molecular docking analysis.

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    Sarkar, Jaganmay; Nandy, Suman Kumar; Chowdhury, Animesh; Chakraborti, Tapati; Chakraborti, Sajal

    2016-12-01

    Green tea polyphenolic catechins have been shown to prevent various types of diseases such as pulmonary hypertension (PAH), cancer and cardiac and neurological disorders. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) play an important role in the development of PAH. The present study demonstrated that among the four green tea catechins (EGCG, ECG, EC and EGC), EGCG and ECG inhibit pro-/active MMP-9 activities in pulmonary artery smooth muscle cell culture supernatant. Based on the above, we investigated the interactions of pro-/active MMP-9 with the green tea catechins by computational methods. In silico molecular docking analysis revealed a strong interaction between pro-/active MMP-9 and EGCG/ECG, and galloyl group appears to be responsible for this enhanced interaction. The molecular docking studies corroborate our experimental observation that EGCG and ECG are mainly active in preventing both the proMMP-9 and MMP-9 activities.

  12. Green tea catechins for well-being and therapy: prospects and opportunities

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    Miyoshi N

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Noriyuki Miyoshi,1 Monira Pervin,1 Takuji Suzuki,2 Keiko Unno,3 Mamoru Isemura,1 Yoriyuki Nakamura1 1School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, University of Shizuoka, Yada, Shizuoka, Japan; 2Faculty of Education, Art and Science, Yamagata University, Yamagata, Japan; 3School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Shizuoka, Yada, Shizuoka, Japan Abstract: Tea is derived from the leaves and buds of Camellia sinensis (Theaceae plant, and is consumed worldwide. Green tea was discovered in the People's Republic of China approximately 3,000 BC. Lu Yu (733–803 published a book that describes the history of tea, the techniques, and utensils used for manufacturing, the method of preparation, and drinking of tea in the People's Republic of China. Green tea contains various components with specific health-promoting effects and is believed to exert protective effects against diseases such as cancer, obesity, diabetes, hepatitis, and neurodegenerative diseases. Of the various tea components, the polyphenol catechins have been the subject of extensive investigation. Among the catechins, (--epigallocatechin gallate has the strongest bioactivity in most cases. Caffeine induces alertness, decreases the sensation of fatigue, and has a diuretic effect. Theanine and -aminobutyric acid can lower the blood pressure and regulate brain function. Vitamin C exhibits antiscorbutic activity, prevents cataracts, and may boost the immune system. Majority of the scientific evidence based on cellular and animal experiments as well as a number of human epidemiological and intervention studies indicate that green tea and (--epigallocatechin gallate have beneficial health effects against various diseases. However, conflicting results have also been reported. Since confounding factors could affect the results, future studies should be designed to eliminate such factors for better understanding of the benefits of green tea on human health. Genetic and environmental factors

  13. Separation of (+)-catechin and quercetin on mesoporous MCM-41 composites: Dynamics of the sorption of flavonoids

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    Karpov, S. I.; Korabel'nikova, E. O.

    2015-06-01

    An analysis of conditions for chromatographic separation of quercetin and (+)-catechin based on experimental data and using the equations of an asymptotic model of sorption dynamics for substances characterized by convex isotherms of sorption is presented. The effects of the equilibrium (distribution coefficient) and kinetic (diffusion coefficient) factors on the dynamics of the sorption of flavonoids by ordered mesoporous material of the MCM-41 type and its composites with grafted organosilane groups is considered. The effects of kinetic and equilibrium parameters on the broadening of adsorption fronts is demonstrated with allowance for the inner and outer diffusion limitations of the sorption process.

  14. Construction of a SSR-based genetic map and identification of QTLs for catechins content in tea plant (Camellia sinensis).

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    Ma, Jian-Qiang; Yao, Ming-Zhe; Ma, Chun-Lei; Wang, Xin-Chao; Jin, Ji-Qiang; Wang, Xue-Min; Chen, Liang

    2014-01-01

    Catechins are the most important bioactive compounds in tea, and have been demonstrated to possess a wide variety of pharmacological activities. To characterize quantitative trait loci (QTLs) for catechins content in the tender shoots of tea plant, we constructed a moderately saturated genetic map using 406 simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers, based on a pseudo-testcross population of 183 individuals derived from an intraspecific cross of two Camellia sinensis varieties with diverse catechins composition. The map consisted of fifteen linkage groups (LGs), corresponding to the haploid chromosome number of tea plant (2n = 2x = 30). The total map length was 1,143.5 cM, with an average locus spacing of 2.9 cM. A total of 25 QTLs associated with catechins content were identified over two measurement years. Of these, nine stable QTLs were validated across years, and clustered into four main chromosome regions on LG03, LG11, LG12 and LG15. The population variability explained by each QTL was predominantly at moderate-to-high levels and ranged from 2.4% to 71.0%, with an average of 17.7%. The total number of QTL for each trait varied from four to eight, while the total population variability explained by all QTLs for a trait ranged between 38.4% and 79.7%. This is the first report on the identification of QTL for catechins content in tea plant. The results of this study provide a foundation for further cloning and functional characterization of catechin QTLs for utilization in improvement of tea plant.

  15. Construction of a SSR-based genetic map and identification of QTLs for catechins content in tea plant (Camellia sinensis.

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    Full Text Available Catechins are the most important bioactive compounds in tea, and have been demonstrated to possess a wide variety of pharmacological activities. To characterize quantitative trait loci (QTLs for catechins content in the tender shoots of tea plant, we constructed a moderately saturated genetic map using 406 simple sequence repeat (SSR markers, based on a pseudo-testcross population of 183 individuals derived from an intraspecific cross of two Camellia sinensis varieties with diverse catechins composition. The map consisted of fifteen linkage groups (LGs, corresponding to the haploid chromosome number of tea plant (2n = 2x = 30. The total map length was 1,143.5 cM, with an average locus spacing of 2.9 cM. A total of 25 QTLs associated with catechins content were identified over two measurement years. Of these, nine stable QTLs were validated across years, and clustered into four main chromosome regions on LG03, LG11, LG12 and LG15. The population variability explained by each QTL was predominantly at moderate-to-high levels and ranged from 2.4% to 71.0%, with an average of 17.7%. The total number of QTL for each trait varied from four to eight, while the total population variability explained by all QTLs for a trait ranged between 38.4% and 79.7%. This is the first report on the identification of QTL for catechins content in tea plant. The results of this study provide a foundation for further cloning and functional characterization of catechin QTLs for utilization in improvement of tea plant.

  16. Daily consumption of tea catechins improves aerobic capacity in healthy male adults: a randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover trial.

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    Ota, Noriyasu; Soga, Satoko; Shimotoyodome, Akira

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    Our previous studies demonstrated that dietary supplementation with tea catechins combined with exercise improved endurance capacity in mice. This study aimed to demonstrate the effect of daily tea catechin consumption on aerobic capacity in humans. Sixteen Japanese non-athlete male subjects (aged 25-47 years) took 500 mL of a test beverage with or without tea catechins (570 mg) daily for 8 weeks and attended a training program twice a week. Aerobic capacity was evaluated by indirect calorimetry and near-infrared spectroscopy during graded cycle exercise. Catechin beverage consumption was associated with a significantly higher ventilation threshold during exercise and a higher recovery rate of oxygenated hemoglobin and myoglobin levels after graded cycle exercise when compared to subjects receiving the placebo beverage. These results indicate that daily consumption of tea catechins increases aerobic capacity when combined with semiweekly light exercise, which may be due to increased skeletal muscle aerobic capacity.

  17. Combined small RNA and degradome sequencing reveals complex microRNA regulation of catechin biosynthesis in tea (Camellia sinensis)

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    Sun, Ping; Cheng, Chunzhen; Lin, Yuling; Zhu, Qiufang; Lin, Jinke

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    MicroRNAs are endogenous non-coding small RNAs playing crucial regulatory roles in plants. Tea, a globally popular non-alcoholic drink, is rich in health-enhancing catechins. In this study, 69 conserved and 47 novel miRNAs targeting 644 genes were identified by high-throughout sequencing. Predicted target genes of miRNAs were mainly involved in plant growth, signal transduction, morphogenesis and defense. To further identify targets of tea miRNAs, degradome sequencing and RNA ligase-mediated rapid amplification of 5’cDNA ends (RLM-RACE) were applied. Using degradome sequencing, 26 genes mainly involved in transcription factor, resistance protein and signal transduction protein synthesis were identified as potential miRNA targets, with 5 genes subsequently verified. Quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) revealed that the expression patterns of novel-miR1, novel-miR2, csn-miR160a, csn-miR162a, csn-miR394 and csn-miR396a were negatively correlated with catechin content. The expression of six miRNAs (csn-miRNA167a, csn-miR2593e, csn-miR4380a, csn-miR3444b, csn-miR5251 and csn-miR7777-5p.1) and their target genes involved in catechin biosynthesis were also analyzed by qRT-PCR. Negative and positive correlations were found between these miRNAs and catechin contents, while positive correlations were found between their target genes and catechin content. This result suggests that these miRNAs may negatively regulate catechin biosynthesis by down-regulating their biosynthesis-related target genes. Taken together, our results indicate that miRNAs are crucial regulators in tea, with the results of 5’-RLM-RACE and expression analyses revealing the important role of miRNAs in catechin anabolism. Our findings should facilitate future research to elucidate the function of miRNAs in catechin biosynthesis. PMID:28225779

  18. Effects of Green Tea Catechins and Theanine on Preventing Influenza Infection among Healthcare Workers: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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    Niino Hitoshi

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Experimental studies have revealed that green tea catechins and theanine prevent influenza infection, while the clinical evidence has been inconclusive. This study was conducted to determine whether taking green tea catechins and theanine can clinically prevent influenza infection. Methods Design, Setting, and Participants: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of 200 healthcare workers conducted for 5 months from November 9, 2009 to April 8, 2010 in three healthcare facilities for the elderly in Higashimurayama, Japan. Interventions: The catechin/theanine group received capsules including green tea catechins (378 mg/day and theanine (210 mg/day. The control group received placebo. Main Outcome Measures: The primary outcome was the incidence of clinically defined influenza infection. Secondary outcomes were (1 laboratory-confirmed influenza with viral antigen measured by immunochromatographic assay and (2 the time for which the patient was free from clinically defined influenza infection, i.e., the period between the start of intervention and the first diagnosis of influenza infection, based on clinically defined influenza infection. Results Eligible healthcare workers (n = 197 were enrolled and randomly assigned to an intervention; 98 were allocated to receive catechin/theanine capsules and 99 to placebo. The incidence of clinically defined influenza infection was significantly lower in the catechin/theanine group (4 participants; 4.1% compared with the placebo group (13 participants; 13.1% (adjusted OR, 0.25; 95% CI, 0.07 to 0.76, P = 0.022. The incidence of laboratory-confirmed influenza infection was also lower in the catechin/theanine group (1 participant; 1.0% than in the placebo group (5 participants; 5.1%, but this difference was not significant (adjusted OR, 0.17; 95% CI, 0.01 to 1.10; P = 0.112. The time for which the patient was free from clinically defined influenza infection was significantly

  19. Green tea catechins quench the fluorescence of bacteria-conjugated Alexa fluor dyes.

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    Zhao, Lin; Li, Wei; Zhu, Shu; Tsai, Sheena; Li, Jianhua; Tracey, Kevin J; Wang, Ping; Fan, Saijun; Sama, Andrew E; Wang, Haichao

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    Accumulating evidence suggests that Green tea polyphenolic catechins, especially the (-)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), can be cross-linked to many proteins, and confer a wide range of anti-bacterial activities possibly by damaging microbial cytoplasmic lipids and proteins. At the doses that conferred protection against lethal polymicrobial infection (induced by cecal ligation and puncture), EGCG significantly reduced bacterial loads particularly in the liver and lung. To elucidate its bactericidal mechanisms, we determined whether EGCG affected the fluorescence intensities of bacteria-conjugated Alexa Fluor 488 or 594 dyes. When mixed with unconjugated Alexa Fluor 488 or 594 dyes, EGCG or analogs did not affect the fluorescence intensity of these dyes. In a sharp contrast, EGCG and some analogs (e.g., Catechin Gallate, CG), markedly reduced the fluorescence intensity of Gram-positive Staphylococcus aureus-conjugated Alexa 594 and Gram-negative Escherichia coli-conjugated Alexa 488. Interestingly, co-treatment with ethanol impaired the EGCG-mediated fluorescence quenching of the G(+) S. aureus, but not of the G(-) E. coli-conjugated Alexa Flour dyes. In light of the notion that Alexa Fluor dyes can be quenched by aromatic amino acids, it is plausible that EGCG exerts antimicrobial activities possibly by altering microbial protein conformations and functions. This possibility can now be explored by screening other fluorescence-quenching agents for possible antimicrobial activities.

  20. Green tea epigallo-catechin-galleate ameliorates the development of obliterative airway disease.

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    Liang, Olin D; Kleibrink, Bjoern E; Schuette-Nuetgen, Katharina; Khatwa, Umakanth U; Mfarrej, Bechara; Subramaniam, Meera

    2011-09-01

    Lung transplantation has the worst outcome compared to all solid organ transplants due to chronic rejection known as obliterative bronchiolitis (OB). Pathogenesis of OB is a complex interplay of alloimmune-dependent and -independent factors, which leads to the development of inflammation, fibrosis, and airway obliteration that have been resistant to therapy. The alloimmune-independent inflammatory pathway has been the recent focus in the pathogenesis of rejection, suggesting that targeting this may offer therapeutic benefits. As a potent anti-inflammatory agent, epigallo-catechin-galleate (EGCG), a green tea catechin, has been very effective in ameliorating inflammation in a variety of diseases, providing the rationale for its use in this study in a murine heterotopic tracheal allograft model of OB. Mice treated with EGCG had reduced inflammation, with significantly less neutrophil and macrophage infiltration and significantly reduced fibrosis. On further investigation into the mechanisms, inflammatory cytokines keratinocyte (KC), interleukin-17 (IL-17), and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), involved in neutrophil recruitment, were reduced in the EGCG-treated mice. In addition, monocyte chemokine monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) was significantly reduced by EGCG treatment. Antifibrotic cytokine interferon-γ-inducible protein-10 (IP-10) was increased and profibrotic cytokine transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) was reduced, further characterizing the antifibrotic effects of EGCG. These findings suggest that EGCG has great potential in ameliorating the development of obliterative airway disease.

  1. Proanthocyanidin profile of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) reveals catechin-O-glucoside as the dominant compound.

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    Ojwang, Leonnard O; Yang, Liyi; Dykes, Linda; Awika, Joseph

    2013-08-15

    Proanthocyanidin (PA) profile and content can have important nutritional and health implications on plant foods. Six diverse cowpea phenotypes (black, red, green, white, light-brown and golden-brown) were investigated for PA composition using normal-phase HPLC and reversed-phase UPLC-TQD-MS. Catechin and (epi)afzelechin were the major flavan-3-ol units. Unusual composition was observed in all cowpea phenotypes with significant degrees of glycosylation in the monomers and dimers. The PA content of cowpea (dry basis) ranged between 2.2 and 6.3 mg/g. Monomeric flavan-3-ols were the largest group of PA (36-69%) in cowpea, with catechin-7-O-glucoside accounting for most (about 88%) of the monomers. The oligomers with degree of polymerization (DP) 2-4 ranged from 0.41 to 1.3 mg/g (15-20%), whereas DP>10 polymers accounted for only 13.5% of PA. Future studies that highlight the impact of the unusual cowpea PA profile on nutritional and bioactive properties of this important legume are warranted.

  2. Adsorption Isotherms of Quercetin and Catechin Compounds on Quercetin-MIP

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    JIN Yin-zhe; ROW Kyung Ho

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    A molecular imprinted polymer(MIP) was prepared with quercetin as the template and methacrylic acid(MAA)as the functional monomer. Acetonitrile and methanol were used as the porogen with ethylene glycol dimethacrylate(EGDMA) as the crosslinker and 2,2'-azobis(isobutyronitrile) (AIBN) as the initiator. The experimental parameters of the equilibrium isotherms were estimated via linear and nonlinear regression analyses. The linear equation as the functions of the adsorption concentration of the single compound in its solution and the competitive adsorption of the single compound in its mixed compounds solution was then expressed, and the adsorption equilibrium data were correlated to Langmnir and Freundlich isotherm models. The mixture compounds show competitive adsorption on the specific binding sites of quercetin-MIP. Furthermore, the competitive Langmuir isotherms were applied to the mixture compounds. The adsorption concentrations of quercetin, ( + )catechin( + C), and ( - )epicatechin(EC) on the quercetin molecular imprinted polymer were compared. The quercetin-imprinted polymer shows extraordinarily higher adsorption ability for quercetin than for the two catechin compounds that were also assessed.

  3. Identification of green tea catechins as potent inhibitors of the polo-box domain of polo-like kinase 1.

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    Shan, Hong-Mei; Shi, Yanxia; Quan, Junmin

    2015-01-01

    Polo-like kinase 1 (PLK1) plays crucial functions in multiple stages of mitosis and is considered to be a potential drug target for cancer therapy. The functions of PLK1 are mediated by its N-terminal kinase domain and C-terminal polo-box domain (PBD). Most inhibitors targeting the kinase domain of PLK1 have a selectivity issue because of a high degree of structural conservation within kinase domains of all protein kinases. Here, we combined virtual and experimental screenings to identify green tea catechins as potent inhibitors of the PLK1 PBD. Initially, (-)-epigallocatechin, one of the main components of green tea polyphenols, was found to significantly block the binding of fluorescein-labeled phosphopeptide to the PBD at a concentration of 10 μm. Next, additional catechins were evaluated for their dose-dependent inhibition of the PBD and preliminary structure-activity relationships were derived. Cellular analysis further showed that catechins interfere with the proper subcellular localization of PLK1, lead to cell-cycle arrest in the S and G2M phases, and induce growth inhibition of several human cancer cell types, such as breast adenocarcinoma (MCF7), lung adenocarcinoma (A549), and cervical adenocarcinoma (HeLa). Our data provides new insight into understanding the anticancer activities of green tea catechins.

  4. Redox chemistry of the molecular interactions between tea catechins and human serum proteins under simulated hyperglycemic conditions.

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    Özyurt, Hazal; Luna, Carolina; Estévez, Mario

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    Carbonylation is an irreversible modification in oxidized proteins that has been directly related to a number of health disorders including Type 2 diabetes. Dietary antioxidants have been proposed to counteract the oxidative stress occurring under hyperglycemic conditions. An understanding of the nature and consequences of the molecular interactions between phytochemicals and human plasma proteins is of utmost scientific interest. Three tea catechins namely epicatechin (EC), epigallocatechin (EGC) and epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) were tested for (i) their affinity to bind to human serum albumin (HSA) and human hemoglobin (HH) and (ii) their ability to inhibit tryptophan (Trp) depletion and for the formation of specific protein carbonyls and pentosidine in the aforementioned proteins. Both proteins (20 mg mL(-1)) were allowed to react with postprandial plasmatic concentrations of the catechins (EC: 0.7 μM, EGC: 1.8 μM, and EGCG: 0.7 μM) under simulated hyperglycemic conditions (12 mM glucose/0.2 mM Fe(3+)/37 °C/10 days). The three catechins were able to inhibit Trp oxidation and protein carbonylation in both plasma proteins. Some anti-glycation properties were linked to their binding affinities. The molecular interactions reported in the present study may explain the alleged beneficial effects of tea catechins against the redox impairment linked to hyperglycemic conditions.

  5. Redox properties of catechins and enriched green tea extracts effectively preserve L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate: assessment using cyclic voltammetry analysis.

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    Rozoy, Elodie; Araya-Farias, Monica; Simard, Stéphan; Kitts, David; Lessard, Jean; Bazinet, Laurent

    2013-06-01

    A cyclic voltammetry (CV) study was performed in pH 5.5 Britton-Robinson buffer at room temperature to study the stability of 1mM l-5-methyltetrahydrofolate (l-5-MTHF) in combination with epigallocatechin-gallate-enriched extract (EGCGe) and epigallocatechin-enriched extract (EGCe). The combination of l-5-MTHF with enriched catechin extracts provided enhanced stability of l-5-MTHF over a period of 12h under ambient air conditions at pH 5.5. CV experiments showed that increasing the concentrations of EGCGe or EGCe extracts from 80 to 400mg/L produced a decrease in the second oxidation peak of l-5-MTHF. Thus, we calculated that l-5-MTHF remained at nearly 90% when in the presence of enriched tea extracts, compared to 74% without the tea antioxidants. The catechins responsible for this preservation were EGCG and C, confirmed by LC-MS. Compared to covalent link only low interaction (hydrogen bonds) between the different catechins present in the tea extract would stabilise l-5-MTHF. Rather, it was hypothesised that EGCGe and EGCe were effective agents to preserve l-5-MTHF, through a mechanism that also involved the redox potential of catechins to maintain l-5-MTHF in its reduced form.

  6. Method development for determination of (+)-catechin and (-)-epicatechin by micellar electrokinetic chromatography: annual characterization of field grown blackberries.

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    Piovezan, Marcel; García-Seco, Daniel; Micke, Gustavo Amadeu; Gutiérrez-Mañero, Javier; Ramos-Solano, Beatriz

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    Berries are a rich source of antioxidants compounds, among which is the catechin group. Determination of the monomers (catechin and epicatechin) in fruits is a first step in the way to establish a relationship between polyphenols and their effects on human health. The purpose of this work is to develop a method to determine free catechins in blackberry by MEKC and to characterize levels of catechins in fresh fruits of Rubus fruticosus var. Lochness throughout the annual production period. A methanolic extract was prepared from fresh fruit. Then, it was evaporated and the residue was extracted with diethyl ether. MEKC conditions: phosphoric acid, 30 mmol/L; SDS, 40 mmol/L and triethylamine, 0.1% v/v at pH 2.3; -15 kV of voltage; 10-s hydrodynamic injection; 25°C temperature; and detection at 200 nm. Instrumental and interday precision were lower than 4.7 and 10% RSD, respectively. Only (-)-epicatechin was quantified in blackberries and ranged from 120 to 620 mg/kg fresh weight, which were the lowest values in December and the highest in June. A solid-liquid extraction and an MEKC method were successfully applied to determine (-)-epicatechins in blackberry for the first time. A strong dependence of (-)-epicatechin on the annual average temperature was observed.

  7. Catechin tuned magnetism of Gd-doped orthovanadate through morphology as T1-T2 MRI contrast agents

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    Vairapperumal, Tamilmani; Saraswathy, Ariya; Ramapurath, Jayasree S.; Kalarical Janardhanan, Sreeram; Balachandran Unni, Nair

    2016-01-01

    Tetragonal (t)-LaVO4 has turned out to be a potential host for luminescent materials. Synthesis of t-LaVO4 till date has been based on chelating effect of EDTA making it not ideal for bioimaging applications. An alternative was proposed by us through the use of catechin. In recent times there is interest for new MRI contrast agents that can through appropriate doping function both as MRI contrast and optical/upconversion materials. It is generally believed that under appropriate doping, t-LaVO4 would be a better upconversion material than monoclinic (m)-LaVO4. Based on these postulations, this work explores the use of gadolinium doped t-LaVO4 as an MRI contrast agent. From literature, gadolinium oxide is a good T1 contrast agent. Through this work, using catechin as a template for the synthesis of Gd doped t-LaVO4, we demonstrate the possible use as a T1 contrast agent. Interestingly, as the catechin concentration changes, morphology changes from nanorods to square nanoplates and spheres. In this process, a switch from T1 to T2 contrast agent was also observed. Under optimal concentration of catechin, with a rod shaped Gd doped t-LaVO4 an r2/r1 value of 21.30 was observed. Similarly, with a spherical shape had an r2/r1 value of 1.48 was observed. PMID:27752038

  8. Microemulsion electrokinetic chromatography for the analysis of green tea catechins: effect of the cosurfactant on the separation selectivity.

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    Pomponio, Romeo; Gotti, Roberto; Luppi, Barbara; Cavrini, Vanni

    2003-05-01

    Microemulsion electrokinetic chromatography (MEEKC) was applied to the separation of six catechins and caffeine, the major constituents of the green tea. The developed methods involved the use of sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) as surfactant, n-heptane as organic solvent and an alcohol as cosurfactant. The separations were performed under acidic conditions (pH 2.5 phosphate buffer, 50 mM) to ensure good stability of the catechins, with reversed polarity (anodic outlet). The effect of the alcohol nature on the MEEKC selectivity was evaluated; nine alcohols were used as cosurfactant: 1-butanol, tert-butanol, 1-pentanol, 2-pentanol, 3-pentanol, cyclopentanol, 1-hexanol, 2-hexanol, and cyclohexanol. The migration order of (+)-catechin (C), (-)-epicatechin (EC), (-)-epigallocatechin (EGC), (-)-gallocatechin (GC), (-)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), (-)-epicatechin gallate (ECG), caffeine and theophylline was significantly affected by the alcohol used as cosurfactant. Using nine microemulsions, four different selectivities were achieved: A (cyclohexanol); B (2-pentanol, 3-pentanol, 1-hexanol, 2-hexanol); C (1-butanol, 1-pentanol, cyclopentanol); D (tert-butanol). MEEKC methods, based on 2-hexanol and cyclohexanol as cosurfactant were validated and successfully applied to the analysis of catechins and caffeine in commercial green tea products.

  9. In vitro evaluation of the effects of protein-polyphenol-polysaccharide interactions on (+)-catechin and cyanidin-3-glucoside bioaccessibility.

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    Oliveira, Ana; Pintado, Manuela

    2015-11-01

    The bioaccessibility of cyanidin-3-glucoside and (+)-catechin in model solutions when β-lactoglobulin (β-LG) and pectin/chitosan are present was investigated using an in vitro model simulating gastrointestinal conditions. In the mouth, the free cyanidin content increased (+) 90 and 14% while the (+)-catechin content decreased (-) 23 and 13%, respectively for mixtures with -pectin and -β-LG-pectin. Under gastric conditions, the cyanidin content decreased 85 and 28% for mixtures with -pectin and -β-LG-pectin. On the contrary, after gastric digestion, (+)-catechin bioaccessibility increased and exhibited values similar to the original samples for all the systems tested. The transition to the intestinal environment induced a significant alteration on both polyphenols and this effect was more marked for cyanidin. Systems with pectin allowed obtaining a higher content of bioaccessible cyanidin. The gastric conditions promoted an increase in the antioxidant capacity, followed by a decrease of it in the intestine. The free (+)-catechin and cyanidin-3-glucoside contents decreased when exposed to the gastrointestinal tract conditions. However, when incorporated in food matrix components, the gastrointestinal tract may act positively on the extraction of polyphenols, since they are progressively released from protein and polysaccharide bonds, being available for the absorption and to exert their biological effects.

  10. The impact of the 67kDa laminin receptor on both cell-surface binding and anti-allergic action of tea catechins.

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    Fujimura, Yoshinori; Umeda, Daisuke; Yamada, Koji; Tachibana, Hirofumi

    2008-08-15

    Here, we investigated the structure-activity relationship of major green tea catechins and their corresponding epimers on cell-surface binding and inhibitory effect on histamine release. Galloylated catechins; (-)-epigallocatechin-3-O-gallate (EGCG), (-)-gallocatechin-3-O-gallate (GCG), (-)-epicatechin-3-O-gallate (ECG), and (-)-catechin-3-O-gallate (CG) showed the cell-surface binding to the human basophilic KU812 cells by surface plasmon resonance analysis, but their non-galloylated forms did not. Binding activities of pyrogallol-type catechins (EGCG and GCG) were higher than those of catechol-type catechins (ECG and CG). These patterns were also observed in their inhibitory effects on histamine release. Previously, we have reported that biological activities of EGCG are mediated through the binding to the cell-surface 67kDa laminin receptor (67LR). Downregulation of 67LR expression caused a reduction of both activities of galloylated catechins. These results suggest that both the galloyl moiety and the B-ring hydroxylation pattern contribute to the exertion of biological activities of tea catechins and their 67LR-dependencies.

  11. Cs-miR156 is involved in the nitrogen form regulation of catechins accumulation in tea plant (Camellia sinensis L.).

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    Fan, Kai; Fan, Dongmei; Ding, Zhaotang; Su, Yanhua; Wang, Xiaochang

    2015-12-01

    The nitrogen source affects the growth of tea plants and regulates the accumulation of catechins in the leaves. In this report, we assessed the influences of NH4(+) and NO3(-) on plant growth, catechins accumulation and associated gene expression. Compared with the preferential nitrogen source NH4(+), when NO3(-) was supplied as the sole nitrogen source, tea plants showed similar symptoms with the nitrogen-free treatments and showed lower nitrogen, free amino acid accumulation, chlorophyll content and biomass gain, indicating NO3(-) was not efficiently used by these plants. However, the total shoot catechins content was significantly higher for NO3(-) treatments than that for NH4(+) treatment or combined NH4(+)+NO3(-) treatment, suggesting that, in addition to its influence on plant growth, the nitrogen form regulated the accumulation of catechins in tea. The expression of catechins biosynthesis-related genes was associated with the regulation of catechins accumulation and composition changes mediated by nitrogen form. PAL, CHS, CHI, and DFR genes exhibited higher expression levels in plants supplied with NO3(-), in which the transcript level of DFR in the shoots was significantly correlated with the catechins content. In the end, we identified a new function for the Cs-miR156, which was drastically induced through NH4(+). Moreover, a potential mechanism of the Cs-miR156 pathway in regulating catechins biosynthesis in tea plants has been suggested, with particular respect to nitrogen forms. Cs-miR156 might repress the expression of the target gene SPL to regulate the DFR gene, which plays a vital role in catechins biosynthesis.

  12. Alkyl imidazolium ionic liquid based sweeping-micellar electrokinetic chromatography for simultaneous determination of seven tea catechins in human plasma.

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    El-Hady, Deia Abd; Albishri, Hassan M

    2014-10-15

    Determination of tea catechins in human plasma might provide a means of better evaluation of their benefits. The main difficulty in their analysis is the low catechins concentrations in plasma and their susceptible to oxidation during sample pretreatment. In the current work, a sweeping-micellar electrokinetic chromatography (sweeping-MEKC) by long alkyl chain ionic liquid was investigated for the simultaneous determination of seven principal naturally-occurring tea catechins in human plasma under acidic conditions after the intake of green tea beverage. The effects of type and concentration of three 1-tetradecyl-3-methylimidazolium ionic liquids, namely bromide, acetate and hydrogen sulfate salts were studied. The seven catechins were successfully separated within 5min by micellar running buffer of 5mmolL(-1) 1-tetradecyl-3-methylimidazolium bromide and 15mmolL(-1) phosphate buffer at pH 4.5 under optimal parameters of 50mbar injection for 150s, 10kV, 25°C and 200nm. To prevent the possibility of IL adsorption, an appropriate rinsing protocol was established. The method has analytical ranges from 0.5, 1, 0.5, 1, 2, 1 and 1 to 500ngmL(-1) for GC, C, EC, EGCG, GCG, ECG and EGC, respectively (r ranged from 0.995 to 0.999). The intraday precision and accuracy were 0.1-0.9% RSD (n=10) and 97-106% recovery, respectively. Limits of detections of analytes were ranged from 0.2 to 1.2ngmL(-1). The current sweeping-MEKC achieved sensitivity enhancement factor (SEF) up to 183-fold of analytes concentrations compared to other hitherto published CE reports that is suitable to find out the trace amounts of catechins in plasma.

  13. Advances on the interaction between tea catechins and plasma proteins: structure-affinity relationship, influence on antioxidant activity, and molecular docking aspects.

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    Cao, Hui; Shi, Yujun; Chen, Xiaoqing

    2013-05-01

    Tea materials are widely consumed beverages in the world and are a rich source of dietary polyphenols. Catechins found in tea show excellent antioxidant potential, which is beneficial for many diseases such as cancers and cardiovascular diseases. These Tea catechins can interact with plasma proteins to form soluble or insoluble complexes, which are responsible for their bioactivities in vivo. However, there is little review published recently which focused on tea catechins-plasma protein interaction (TcPI), despite numerous articles have appeared in this field. This review summarizes the recent trend in TcPI studies focusing on metabolism, structure-affinity relationship, influence on antioxidant activity, and molecular docking aspects.

  14. Mechanism of Scavenging Reactive Oxygen Radicals of Tea catechins%茶儿茶素清除活性氧自由基的机制

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    陈留记; 杨贤强; 沈生荣; 王岳飞

    2002-01-01

    @@ Tea catechins, have received considerable attention in recent years due to their numerous potentially beneficial medicinal properties. A common discussed mechanism of their biological and pharmacological effects is the antioxidative activities of tea catechins. In this paper, we evaluated the scavenging effects of four catechins both on superoxide anions (O2-) and hydroxyl free radical (@OH). In addition their synergic effects, structure-activity relationship, as well as stoichiometric factors and rate constants for the reactions of O2-and @OH with EGCG were discussed.

  15. Preparation of catechin extracts and nanoemulsions from green tea leaf waste and their inhibition effect on prostate cancer cell PC-3

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    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Yin-Jieh Tsai, Bing-Huei ChenDepartment of Food Science, Fu Jen Catholic University, New Taipei City, Taiwan, Republic of China Abstract: Green tea is one of the most commonly consumed natural health beverages in Taiwan’s market, with the major functional component catechin being shown to possess several biological activities such as antioxidation, anticancer, and prevention of cardiovascular disease. The objectives of this study were to develop a high-performance liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry method to determine the variety and content of catechins in green tea leaf waste, a by-product obtained during processing of tea beverage. In addition, catechin nanoemulsion was prepared to study its inhibition effect on prostate cancer cell PC-3. Results showed that a total of eight catechin standards were separated within 25 minutes by using a Gemini C18 column and a gradient mobile phase of 0.1% formic acid (A and acetonitrile (B with flow rate at 1 mL/min, column temperature at 30°C, and detection wavelength at 280 nm. Among various extraction solvents, 50% ethanol generated the highest yield of total catechins from tea leaf waste, of which five catechins were identified and quantified. The catechin nanoemulsion was composed of catechin extract, lecithin, Tween 80, and deionized water in an appropriate proportion, with the mean particle size being 11.45 nm, encapsulation efficiency 88.1%, and zeta potential -66.3 mV. A high stability of catechin nanoemulsion was shown over a storage period of 120 days at 4°C. Both catechin extract and nanoemulsion could inhibit growth of PC-3 tumor cells, with the half maximal inhibitory concentration being 15.4 µg/mL and 8.5 µg/mL, respectively. The PC-3 cell cycle was arrested at S phase through elevation of P27 expression and decline of cyclin A, cyclin B, cyclin-dependent kinase 2, and cyclin-dependent kinase 1 expression. In addition, both catechin extract and nanoemulsion could induce

  16. A green tea catechin extract upregulates the hepatic low-density lipoprotein receptor in rats.

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    Bursill, Christina A; Roach, Paul D

    2007-07-01

    Green tea extracts have hypocholesterolaemic properties in epidemiological and animal intervention studies. Upregulation of the low-density lipoprotein (LDL) receptor may be one mechanism to explain this as it is the main way cholesterol is removed from the circulation. This study aimed to determine if a green tea extract could upregulate the hepatic LDL receptor in vivo in the rat. A green tea extract (GTE) enriched in its anti-oxidant constituents, the catechins, was fed to rats (n = 6) at concentrations of either 0, 0.5, 1.0 or 2.0% (w/w) mixed in with their normal chow along with 0.25% (w/w) cholesterol for 12 days. Administration of the GTE had no effect on plasma total or LDL cholesterol concentrations but high-density lipoprotein significantly increased (41%; p extract was able to increase the efflux of cholesterol from liver cells.

  17. Synthesis and quantitative analysis of plasma-targeted metabolites of catechin and epicatechin.

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    Blount, Jack W; Redan, Benjamin W; Ferruzzi, Mario G; Reuhs, Bradley L; Cooper, Bruce R; Harwood, John S; Shulaev, Vladimir; Pasinetti, Giulio; Dixon, Richard A

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    Grape seed polyphenolic extract (GSPE) rich in the flavan-3-ols (+)-catechin and (-)-epicatechin beneficially modulates Alzheimer's Disease phenotypes in animal models. The parent molecules in the extract are converted to a series of methylated and glucuronidated derivatives. To fully characterize these metabolites and establish a robust quantitative assay of their levels in biological fluids, we have implemented a partial synthetic approach utilizing chemical methylation followed by enzymatic glucuronidation. Liquid chromatography/time-of-flight mass spectrometry (LC-TOF-MS) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy were used to assign unequivocal structures to the compounds. An analytical method using solid-phase extraction and LC-MS/MS in selective reaction monitoring mode (SRM) was validated for their quantitation in plasma. These studies provide a basis for improvements in future work on the bioavailability, metabolism, and mechanism of action of metabolites derived from dietary flavan-3-ols in a range of interventions.

  18. Pro- and Antioxidant Activity of Three Selected Flavan Type Flavonoids: Catechin, Eriodictyol and Taxifolin

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    Vladimir Chobot

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    Full Text Available The flavanol (±-catechin shows an OH group but no 4-keto group on ring C (C3, and no conjugation between ring A and B. The related flavanone (+-eriodictyol has a keto group on C4 but no 3-OH group on ring C. (+-Taxifolin, another flavanone, has an OH on C3 and a keto group on C4 of the C ring. Deoxyribose degradation assay systems, with hydrogen peroxide and ascorbic acid either added or omitted, were performed in variants in which Fe(III was added in a complex with ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA. In combination with differential pulse voltammetry (DVP, the specific redox-chemical contributions of the ring A m-dihydroxyl groups could be explored more specifically in addition to those of the traditionally investigated o-dihydroxyl groups of ring B.

  19. Catechin Treatment Ameliorates Diabetes and Its Complications in Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Rats

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    Azimi-Nezhad, Mohsen; Farkhondeh, Tahereh

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    Context: Diabetes mellitus causes atherosclerosis and lipid abnormalities. Hypolipidemic and antioxidative properties of catechin (CTN) have been reported in several studies. Objective: This study assesses the possible protective effects of CTN against oxidative damage in the diabetic rats. Materials and Methods: The rats were divided into the control, untreated diabetic, and 3 CTN-treated diabetic groups (20, 40, and 80 mg/kg/d, intraperitoneal). The diabetic rats were induced by streptozotocin. Catechin was injected for 4 weeks. At the end of the experimental period, glucose, lipid profile, apoprotein A-I (apo A-I), apoprotein B (apo B), malondialdehyde (MDA) levels, and antioxidant enzymes including glutathione-S-transferase (GST), superoxide dismutase (SOD), and catalase (CAT) activities were determined in serum. Statistical analyses were performed using the InStat 3.0 program. Results: Streptozotocin caused an elevation of glucose, MDA, triglycerides (TGs), total cholesterol (TC), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), and apo B with reduction in high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), apo A-I, SOD, CAT, and GST in the serum (P < .05). The findings showed that the significant elevation in the body weight, glucose, MDA, TG, TC, LDL-C, and apo B and reduction in HDL-C, apo A-I, SOD, CAT, and GST were ameliorated in the CTN-treated diabetic groups versus the untreated group, in a dose-dependent manner (P < .05). Conclusion: The present investigation proposes that CTN may ameliorate diabetes and its complications by modification of oxidative stress. PMID:28228702

  20. Determination of catechin in green tea using a catechol oxidase biomimetic sensor

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    Fernandes, Suellen C.; Osorio, Renata El-Hage M. de Barros; Anjos, Ademir dos; Neves, Ademir; Micke, Gustavo Amadeu; Vieira, Iolanda C. [Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Florianopolis, SC (Brazil). Dept. de Quimica]. E-mail: iolanda@qmc.ufsc.br

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    A catechol oxidase biomimetic sensor, based on a novel copper(II) complex, was developed for the determination of catechin in green tea and the results were compared with those obtained by capillary electrophoresis. The dinuclear copper(II) complex, [Cu{sub 2}(HL)({mu}-CH{sub 3}COO)](ClO{sub 4}), containing the ligand N,N-[bis-(2-pyridylmethyl)]-N',N'-[(2-hydroxybenzyl)(2-hydroxy-3,5-di-tert - butylbenzyl)]-1,3-propanediamine-2-ol (H{sub 3}L), was synthesized and characterized by IR, {sup 1}H NMR and elemental analysis. The best conditions for the optimization of the biomimetic sensor were established by square wave voltammetry. The best performance for this sensor was obtained in 75:15:10% (m/m/m) of the graphite powder:nujol:copper(II) complex, 0.05 mol L{sup -1} phosphate buffer solution (pH 7.5) and frequency, pulse amplitude, scan increment at 30 Hz, 80 mV, 3.3 mV, respectively. The analytical curve was linear in the concentration range 4.95 x 10{sup -6} to 3.27 x 10{sup -5} mol L{sup -1} (r = 0.9993) with a detection limit of 2.8 x 10{sup -7} mol L{sup -1}. This biomimetic sensor demonstrated long-term stability (9 months; 800 determinations) and reproducibility with a relative standard deviation of 3.5%. The recovery of catechin from green tea samples ranged from 93.8 to 106.9% and the determination, compared with that obtained using capillary electrophoresis, was found to be acceptable at the 95% confidence level. (author)

  1. Catechin and caffeine content of green tea dietary supplements and correlation with antioxidant capacity.

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    Seeram, Navindra P; Henning, Susanne M; Niu, Yantao; Lee, Rupo; Scheuller, H Samuel; Heber, David

    2006-03-08

    The health benefits associated with tea consumption have resulted in the wide inclusion of green tea extracts in botanical dietary supplements, which are widely consumed as adjuvants for complementary and alternative medicines. Tea contains polyphenols such as catechins or flavan-3-ols including epicatechin, epigallocatechin, epicatechin gallate, and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), as well as the alkaloid, caffeine. Polyphenols are antioxidants, and EGCG, due to its high levels, is widely accepted as the major antioxidant in green tea. Therefore, commercial green tea dietary supplements (GTDS) may be chemically standardized to EGCG levels and/or biologically standardized to antioxidant capacity. However, label claims on GTDS may not correlate with actual phytochemical content or antioxidant capacity nor provide information about the presence and levels of caffeine. In the current study, 19 commonly available GTDS were evaluated for catechin and caffeine content (using high-performance liquid chromatography) and for antioxidative activity [using trolox equivalent antioxidant capacity (TEAC) and oxygen radical antioxidant capacity (ORAC) assays]. Product labels varied in the information provided and were inconsistent with actual phytochemical contents. Only seven of the GTDS studied made label claims of caffeine content, 11 made claims of EGCG content, and five specified total polyphenol content. Caffeine, EGCG, and total polyphenol contents in the GTDS varied from 28 to 183, 12-143, and 14-36% tablet or capsule weight, respectively. TEAC and ORAC values for GTDS ranged from 187 to 15340 and from 166 to 13690 mumol Trolox/g for tablet or capsule, respectively. The antioxidant activities for GTDS determined by TEAC and ORAC were well-correlated with each other and with the total polyphenol content. Reliable labeling information and standardized manufacturing practices, based on both chemical standardization and biological assays, are recommended for the quality

  2. Preparation, characterization and evaluation of antibacterial activity of catechins and catechins-Zn complex loaded β-chitosan nanoparticles of different particle sizes.

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    Zhang, Hongcai; Jung, Jooyeoun; Zhao, Yanyun

    2016-02-10

    This study used β-chitosan nanoparticles (β-CS NPs) of different particle sizes to encapsulate catechins (CAT) or CAT-Zn complex by ionic gelation technology. The antibacterial activity of CAT or CAT-Zn complex loaded β-CS NPs against Escherichia coli and Listeria innocua were investigated based on bacterial growth curve, minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC), and minimum bacterial concentration (MBC). Fourier transform infrared spectrometer (FT-IR) was employed to study the incorporation of CAT or CAT-Zn complex into β-CS NPs. The CAT-Zn complex loaded β-CS NPs had particle size of 208-591 nm, polydispersity index (PDI) of 0.377-0.395, and positive Zeta-potential of 39.17-45.62 mV. The CAT-Zn complex loaded β-CS NPs of smaller particle sizes showed higher antibacterial activity than that of larger particle size ones. The MIC and MBC of CAT-Zn complex loaded β-CS NPs of the smallest particle size against L. innocua and E. coli were 0.031 and 0.063 mg/mL, and 0.063 and 0.125 mg/mL, respectively. This study suggested that encapsulation of CAT-Zn complex in β-CS NPs improved the antibacterial activity of CAT and CAT-Zn complex, and the encapsulators have great potential to be used as antibacterial substances for food and other applications through either direct addition or incorporation into packaging materials.

  3. Determination of catechins and caffeine in camillia sinensis raw materials, extracts, and dietary supplements by HPLC-uv: single-laboratory validation.

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    Roman, Mark C

    2013-01-01

    A rapid method has been developed to quantify seven catechins and caffeine in green tea (Camillia sinensis) raw material and powdered extract, and dietary supplements containing green tea extract. The method utilizes RP HPLC with a phenyl-based stationary phase and gradient elution. Detection is by UV absorbance. The total run time, including column re-equilibration, is 13 min. Single-laboratory validation (SLV) has been performed on the method to determine the repeatability, accuracy, selectivity, LOD, LOQ, ruggedness, and linearity for (+)-catechin, (-)-epicatechin, (-)-epicatechin gallate, (-)-epigallocatechin, (-)-gallocatechin gallate, (-)-epigallocatechin gallate, and (+)-gallocatechin, as well as caffeine. Repeatability precision and recovery results met AOAC guidelines for SLV studies for all catechins and caffeine down to a level of approximately 20 mg/g. Finished products containing high concentrations of minerals require the use of EDTA to prevent decomposition of the catechins.

  4. [Rapid and Dynamic Determination Models of Amino Acids and Catechins Concentrations during the Processing Procedures of Keemun Black Tea].

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    Ning, Jing-ming; Yan, Ling; Zhang, Zheng-zhu; Wei, Ling-dong; Li, Lu-qing; Fang, Jun-ting; Huang, Cai-wang

    2015-12-01

    Tea is one of the most popular beverages in the world. For the contribution to the taste and healthy functions of tea, amino acids and catechins are important components. Among different kinds of black teas in the world, Keemun black tea has the famous and specific fragrance, "Keemun aroma". During the processing procedure of Keemun black tea, the contents of amino acids and catechins changed greatly, and the differences of these concentrations during processing varied significantly. However, a rapid and dynamic determination method during the processing procedure was not existed up to now. In order to find out a rapid determination method for the contents of amino acids and catechins during the processing procedure of Keemun black tea, the materials of fresh leaves, withered leaves, twisted leaves, fermented leaves, and crude tea (after drying) were selected to acquire their corresponding near infrared spectroscopy and obtain their contents of amino acids and catechins by chemical analysis method. The original spectra data were preprocessed by the Standard Normal Variate Transformation (SNVT) method. And the model of Near Infrared (NIR) spectroscopy with the contents of amino acids and catechins combined with Synergy Interval Partial Least squares (Si-PLS) was established in this study. The correlation coefficients and the cross validation root mean square error are treated as the efficient indexes for evaluating models. The results showed that the optimal prediction model of amino acids by Si-PLS contained 20 spectral intervals combined with 4 subintervals and 9 principal component factors. The correlation coefficient and the root mean square error of the calibration set were 0. 955 8 and 1. 768, respectively; the correlation coefficient and the root mean square error of the prediction set were 0. 949 5 and 2. 16, respectively. And the optimal prediction model of catechins by Si-PLS contained 20 spectral intervals combined with 3 subintervals and 10 principal

  5. Preparation of catechin extracts and nanoemulsions from green tea leaf waste and their inhibition effect on prostate cancer cell PC-3.

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    Tsai, Yin-Jieh; Chen, Bing-Huei

    2016-01-01

    Green tea is one of the most commonly consumed natural health beverages in Taiwan's market, with the major functional component catechin being shown to possess several biological activities such as antioxidation, anticancer, and prevention of cardiovascular disease. The objectives of this study were to develop a high-performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry method to determine the variety and content of catechins in green tea leaf waste, a by-product obtained during processing of tea beverage. In addition, catechin nanoemulsion was prepared to study its inhibition effect on prostate cancer cell PC-3. Results showed that a total of eight catechin standards were separated within 25 minutes by using a Gemini C18 column and a gradient mobile phase of 0.1% formic acid (A) and acetonitrile (B) with flow rate at 1 mL/min, column temperature at 30°C, and detection wavelength at 280 nm. Among various extraction solvents, 50% ethanol generated the highest yield of total catechins from tea leaf waste, of which five catechins were identified and quantified. The catechin nanoemulsion was composed of catechin extract, lecithin, Tween 80, and deionized water in an appropriate proportion, with the mean particle size being 11.45 nm, encapsulation efficiency 88.1%, and zeta potential -66.3 mV. A high stability of catechin nanoemulsion was shown over a storage period of 120 days at 4°C. Both catechin extract and nanoemulsion could inhibit growth of PC-3 tumor cells, with the half maximal inhibitory concentration being 15.4 μg/mL and 8.5 μg/mL, respectively. The PC-3 cell cycle was arrested at S phase through elevation of P27 expression and decline of cyclin A, cyclin B, cyclin-dependent kinase 2, and cyclin-dependent kinase 1 expression. In addition, both catechin extract and nanoemulsion could induce apoptosis of PC-3 cells through decrease in B-cell lymphoma 2 (bcl-2) expression and increase in cytochrome c expression for activation of caspase-3, caspase-8, and

  6. Effect of Catechins, Green tea Extract and Methylxanthines in Combination with Gentamicin Against Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa - Combination therapy against resistant bacteria -

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    Objectives: Bacterial resistant infections have become a global health challenge and threaten the society’s health. Thus, an urgent need exists to find ways to combat resistant pathogens. One promising approach to overcoming bacterial resistance is the use of herbal products. Green tea catechins, the major green tea polyphenols, show antimicrobial activity against resistant pathogens. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of catechins, green tea extract, and methylxanthines in com...

  7. Green tea beverages enriched with catechins with a galloyl moiety reduce body fat in moderately obese adults: a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial.

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    Kobayashi, Makoto; Kawano, Takanori; Ukawa, Yuuichi; Sagesaka, Yuko M; Fukuhara, Ikuo

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    Objective To determine whether ingesting a green tea beverage enriched with catechins with a galloyl moiety during a meal reduces body fat in moderately obese adults. Design Randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study. Subjects A total of 126 obese subjects (25 ≤ body mass index tea beverages without catechins (placebo), or a group receiving green tea beverages with a low or high content of catechins with a galloyl moiety. Each subject ingested 500 mL bottled green tea beverages containing 25, 180, or 279.5 mg green tea catechins (0, 149.5, or 246.5 mg catechins with a galloyl moiety, respectively), at mealtimes for 12 weeks; the subjects were instructed to ingest the beverage during the meal that had the highest fat content on that day. Methods Anthropometric measurements and blood chemistry analysis were performed during the run-in period; at weeks 0, 4, 8, and 12 of the intake period; and at the end of the withdrawal period. Abdominal fat area was measured by computed tomography at weeks 0, 8, and 12 of the intake period and at the end of the withdrawal period. Results Both the low- and high-dose groups exhibited significant reductions in visceral and subcutaneous fat areas compared to the control group at 12 weeks post-intervention. Conclusion Ingestion of a green tea beverage enriched with catechins with a galloyl moiety during a high-fat meal reduces body fat in moderately obese adults.

  8. Catechins and Procyanidins of Ginkgo biloba Show Potent Activities towards the Inhibition of β-Amyloid Peptide Aggregation and Destabilization of Preformed Fibrils

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    Full Text Available Catechins and procyanidins, together with flavonoid glycosides and terpene trilactones, are three important categories of components in the standard extract of Ginkgo biloba leaves (EGb761. In this research, catechins and proanthocyanidins were found to exist in both the extract of Ginkgo leaves and Ginkgo products. By comparing with reference compounds, six of them were identified as (+-catechin, (−-epicatechin, (−-gallocatechin, (−-epigallocatechin and procyanidins B1 and B3. The activities of these polyphenols in the inhibition of Aβ42 aggregation and the destabilization of preformed fibrils were evaluated using biochemical assays, which showed that all six of the polyphenols, as well as a fraction of the extract of Ginkgo biloba leaves (EGb containing catechins and procyanidins, exerted potent inhibitory activities towards Aβ42 aggregation and could also destabilize the performed fibrils. Catechins and procyanidins can therefore be regarded as the potent active constituents of EGb761 in terms of their inhibition of Aβ42 aggregation and destabilization of the fibrils. Although quantitative mass spectroscopic analysis revealed that the catechins and procyanidins are only present in low concentrations in EGb761, these components should be studied in greater detail because of their potent inhibitory effects towards Aβ42 aggregation and their ability to destabilize preformed fibrils, especially during the quality control of Ginkgo leaves and the manufacture of Ginkgo products.

  9. Catechins and procyanidins of Ginkgo biloba show potent activities towards the inhibition of β-amyloid peptide aggregation and destabilization of preformed fibrils.

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    Xie, Haiyan; Wang, Jing-Rong; Yau, Lee-Fong; Liu, Yong; Liu, Liang; Han, Quan-Bin; Zhao, Zhongzhen; Jiang, Zhi-Hong

    2014-04-22

    Catechins and procyanidins, together with flavonoid glycosides and terpene trilactones, are three important categories of components in the standard extract of Ginkgo biloba leaves (EGb761). In this research, catechins and proanthocyanidins were found to exist in both the extract of Ginkgo leaves and Ginkgo products. By comparing with reference compounds, six of them were identified as (+)-catechin, (-)-epicatechin, (-)-gallocatechin, (-)-epigallocatechin and procyanidins B1 and B3. The activities of these polyphenols in the inhibition of Aβ42 aggregation and the destabilization of preformed fibrils were evaluated using biochemical assays, which showed that all six of the polyphenols, as well as a fraction of the extract of Ginkgo biloba leaves (EGb) containing catechins and procyanidins, exerted potent inhibitory activities towards Aβ42 aggregation and could also destabilize the performed fibrils. Catechins and procyanidins can therefore be regarded as the potent active constituents of EGb761 in terms of their inhibition of Aβ42 aggregation and destabilization of the fibrils. Although quantitative mass spectroscopic analysis revealed that the catechins and procyanidins are only present in low concentrations in EGb761, these components should be studied in greater detail because of their potent inhibitory effects towards Aβ42 aggregation and their ability to destabilize preformed fibrils, especially during the quality control of Ginkgo leaves and the manufacture of Ginkgo products.

  10. Biochemical evaluation of triploid progenies of diploid × tetraploid breeding populations of Camellia for genotypes rich in catechin and caffeine.

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    Das, Sourabh Kumar; Sabhapondit, Santanu; Ahmed, Giasuddin; Das, Sudripta

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    To verify the quality of triploid varieties of Camellia tea species at the secondary metabolite level, we tested caffeine and catechin profiles of 97 F(1) segregating progenies in two breeding populations with a common tetraploid parent and diploid parents of two geographic and varietal origins. Catechin and caffeine levels of the triploid progenies were quantified and compared against their diploid parent. Some of the progenies showed better performance than their diploid parent. Most of the progenies of the diploid C. sinensis × tetraploid cross showed heterosis for caffeine and EGCG. Progenies of the C. assamica subsp. lasiocalyx × tetraploid cross showed heterosis for +C, EC, EGC, and TC. The genomic contributions of the diploid parent seem to be the main factor in the variation between the two populations. Our studies showed quantitative enhancement of some of the quality-related parameters in tea, providing a platform to refocus on this classical breeding approach for developing quality cultivars in tea.

  11. Structure-dependent inhibitory effects of green tea catechins on insulin secretion from pancreatic β-cells.

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    Kaneko, Yukiko K; Takii, Miki; Kojima, Yumiko; Yokosawa, Hiroko; Ishikawa, Tomohisa

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    The effects of green tea catechins on glucose-stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS) were investigated in the β-cell line INS-1D. Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) at 10 µM or gallocatechin gallate (GCG) at 30 µM caused significant inhibitory effects on GSIS, and each of these at 100 µM almost abolished it. In contrast, epicatechin (EC) or catechin (CA) had no effect on GSIS at concentrations up to 100 µM. We thus investigated the structure-activity relationship by using epigallocatechin (EGC) and gallocatechin (GC) containing a trihydroxyl group in the B-ring, and epicatechin gallate (ECG) and catechin gallate (CG) containing the gallate moiety. EGC, GC, and ECG caused an inhibition of GSIS, although significant effects were obtained only at 100 µM. At this concentration, EGC almost abolished GSIS, whereas GC and ECG partially inhibited it. In contrast, CG did not affect GSIS at concentrations up to 100 µM. EGCG also abolished the insulin secretion induced by tolbutamide, an ATP-sensitive K(+) channel blocker, and partially inhibited that induced by 30 mM K(+). Moreover, EGCG, but not EC, inhibited the oscillation of intracellular Ca(2+) concentration induced by 11.1 mM glucose. These results suggest that some catechins at supraphysiological concentrations have inhibitory effects on GSIS, the potency of which depends on their structure; the order of potency was EGCG>GCG>EGC>GC≈ECG. The inhibitory effects seem to be mediated by the inhibition of voltage-dependent Ca(2+) channels, which is caused, at least in part, by membrane hyperpolarization resulting from the activation of K(+) channels.

  12. Pruning effect on content of quercetin and catechin in berry skins of cv. Blaufränkisch (Vitis vinifera L.)

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    The effect of pruning severity on quercetin and catechin content in berry skins of cv. Blaufränkisch (Vitis vinifera L.) was studied over 3 years. Different crop levels and canopy structures were obtained by retaining 8, 16, and 24 nodes per vine at pruning. Canopy density, which is proportionate to the shoot number per canopy volume, directly affects the intensity of photosynthetically active radiation (PAR). The quercetin content has been shown to be highly dependent on the light exposure o...

  13. Health effects of green tea catechins in overweight and obese men: a randomised controlled cross-over trial.

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    Brown, A L; Lane, J; Holyoak, C; Nicol, B; Mayes, A E; Dadd, T

    2011-12-01

    Regular consumption of green tea may be cardioprotective. In the present study we investigated the health effects of dietary supplementation with green tea catechins and the potential modifying effect of the catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) Val/Met genotype. Subjects (sedentary males, aged 40-69 years, with BMI ≥ 28 and ≤ 38 kg/m(2)) were randomly assigned to consume decaffeinated green tea extract (DGT; 530 mg containing about 400 mg total catechins/capsule, twice daily) and placebo in a complete cross-over design. Ambulatory blood pressure and biomarkers of metabolic function (cholesterol, TAG, glucose and insulin) were measured at weeks 0 and 6. Although a marked increase in the concentration of plasma epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), urinary epigallocatechin (EGC) and urinary 4'-O-methyl EGC was found after DGT treatment, no effect on blood pressure or biomarkers of metabolic function was observed. However, a period × treatment interaction (P tea catechins on weight gain. Additionally, the COMT Val/Met genotype influenced urinary accumulation of EGC and 4'-O-methyl EGC (P < 0·01). Mean concentrations were lower in individuals homozygous for the high-activity G-allele, possibly reflecting increased metabolic flux and a more rapid conversion to downstream metabolic species, compared with individuals carrying at least one copy of the low-activity A-allele. Additional studies are needed to confirm these findings and further explore the modifying effect of genotype.

  14. Self-assembled ternary complexes stabilized with hyaluronic acid-green tea catechin conjugates for targeted gene delivery.

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    Liang, Kun; Bae, Ki Hyun; Lee, Fan; Xu, Keming; Chung, Joo Eun; Gao, Shu Jun; Kurisawa, Motoichi

    2016-03-28

    Nanosized polyelectrolyte complexes are attractive delivery vehicles for the transfer of therapeutic genes to diseased cells. Here we report the application of self-assembled ternary complexes constructed with plasmid DNA, branched polyethylenimine and hyaluronic acid-green tea catechin conjugates for targeted gene delivery. These conjugates not only stabilize plasmid DNA/polyethylenimine complexes via the strong DNA-binding affinity of green tea catechin, but also facilitate their transport into CD44-overexpressing cells via receptor-mediated endocytosis. The hydrodynamic size, surface charge and physical stability of the complexes are characterized. We demonstrate that the stabilized ternary complexes display enhanced resistance to nuclease attack and polyanion-induced dissociation. Moreover, the ternary complexes can efficiently transfect the difficult-to-transfect HCT-116 colon cancer cell line even in serum-supplemented media due to their enhanced stability and CD44-targeting ability. Confocal microscopic analysis demonstrates that the stabilized ternary complexes are able to promote the nuclear transport of plasmid DNA more effectively than binary complexes and hyaluronic acid-coated ternary complexes. The present study suggests that the ternary complexes stabilized with hyaluronic acid-green tea catechin conjugates can be widely utilized for CD44-targeted delivery of nucleic acid-based therapeutics.

  15. Protective effects of a catechin-rich extract on the hippocampal formation and spatial memory in aging rats.

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    Rodrigues, Jorge; Assunção, Marco; Lukoyanov, Nikolay; Cardoso, Armando; Carvalho, Félix; Andrade, José Paulo

    2013-06-01

    Green tea (GT) displays strong anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties mostly attributed to (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), while experiments focusing on other catechins are scarce. With the present work we intended to analyze the neuroprotective effects of prolonged consumption of a GT extract (GTE) rich in catechins but poor in EGCG and other GT bioactive components that could also afford benefit. The endpoints evaluated were aging-induced biochemical and morphological changes in the rat hippocampal formation (HF) and behavioral alterations. Male Wistar rats aged 12 months were treated with GTE until 19 months of age. This group of animals was compared with control groups aged 19 (C-19M) or 12 months (C-12M). We found that aging increased oxidative markers but GTE consumption protected proteins and lipids against oxidation. The age-associated increase in lipofuscin content and lysosomal volume was also prevented by treatment with GTE. The dendritic arborizations of dentate granule cells of GTE-treated animals presented plastic changes accompanied by an improved spatial learning evaluated with the Morris water maze. Altogether our results demonstrate that the consumption of an extract rich in catechins other than EGCG protected the HF from aging-related declines contributing to improve the redox status and preventing the structural damage observed in old animals, with repercussions on behavioral performance.

  16. In vitro drug metabolism of green tea catechins in human, monkey, dog, rat and mouse hepatocytes.

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    Chen, Wendy W; Qin, Geng-Yao; Zhang, Ting; Feng, Wan-Yong

    2012-06-01

    The metabolic fate of green tea catechins [(-)-epicatechin ((-)-EC), (-)-epicatechin-3-gallate (ECG) (-)- epigallocatechin (EGC) and (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG)] in cryopreserved human, monkey, dog, rat and mouse hepatocytes was studied. Methylation, glucuronidation, sulfation and isomerization pathways of (-)-EC in all five species were found. Methylation, glucuronidation, sulfation, hydrolysis, isomerization and glucosidation pathways of ECG were found. Species differences in metabolism of (-)-EC or ECG were observed. Surprisingly, no metabolites of EGC or EGCG were detected, but chemical oxidation and polymerization were observed under these experimental conditions. It appeared that enzymatic reactions and chemical reactions were differentiated by an additional hydroxyl group on the B-ring between (-)-EC/ECG and EGC/EGCG. For (-)-EC, thirty-five metabolites including isomerized (M6. M10 and M25), glucuronidated (M3, M5 and M11), sulfated (M7, M15, M16, M18, M20, M23, M26), methylated (M2, M9, M12, M17, M19, M21, M27, M30, M32), glucuronated/methylated (M4, M8, M13, M14), sulfated/methylated (M22, M24, M28, M29, M31, M33, M34, M35) and diglucuronidate (M1), were detected and characterized. M11, M18, M19 and M23 were major metabolites in human hepatocytes; M11, M26 and M31 were major metabolites in monkey hepatocytes; M10, M20, M22, M26 and M31 were major metabolites in dog hepatocytes; M5, M6 and M10 were major metabolites in rat hepatocytes; and M5, M6 and M13 were major metabolites in mouse hepatocytes. For ECG, twelve metabolites including isomerized (M1), hydrolyzed (M3), glucosidated (M2), glucuronidated (M4 and M6), sulfated (M9, M11 and M12), methylated (M7), sulfated/glucuronidated/methylated (M8 and M10) and diglucuronidated (M5), were detected and characterized. M4, M11 and M12 were major metabolites in human hepatocytes; M11 and M12 were major metabolites in monkey hepatocytes; M3 and M11 were major metabolites in dog hepatocytes; M4, M6 and

  17. Stimulating effect of catechin,an active component of Spatholobus suberectu Dunn,on bioactivity of hematopoietic growth factor suberectus Dunn,on bioactivity of hematopoietic growth factor

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    WANG Dong-xiao; Liu Ping; CHEN Yi-hong; CHEN Ruo-yun; GUO Dai-hong; REN Hao-yang; CHEN Meng-li

    2008-01-01

    Background Hematopoietic growth factor(HGF)is indispensable to hematopoiesis in the body. The proliferation and differentiation of hematopoietic cells must rely on the existence and stimulation of HGE. This study investigated the effect of catechin, an active component extracted from Spatholobus suberectus Dunn (SSD), on bioactivity of granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating activity(GM-CSA), burst-promoting activity(BPA)and megakaryocyte colony-stimulating activity(MK-CSA)in spleen condition medium(SPCM)of mice to clarify the hematopoietic mechanism of catechin and SSD. Methods Spleen cells of mice were separated and spleen condition medium (SPCM)was prepared from spleen cell culture. Bone marrow cells of mice were separated and cultured in a culture system including 10%(v/v)SPCM(induced by catechin in vivo or ex vivo)for 6 days. Granulocyte-macrophage colony forming units(CFU-GM), erythrocyte burst-colony-forming units(BFU-E)and megakaryocyte colony-forming units(CFU-Meg)formation were employed to assay the effects of different treatment on the bioactivity of GM-CSA, BPA and MK-CSA in SPCM. Results SPCM induced by 1 00 mg/L catechin ex vivo could promote the growth of CFU-GM, BFU-E and CFU-Meg, which indicated that catechin could stimulate the production of GM-CSA, BPA and MK-CSA in SPCM. SPCM prepared at the fourth day of spleen cell culture showed the best stimulating activity. The bioactivity of GM-CSA, BPA and MK-CSA in the SPCM prepared after intraperitoneally injecting catechin into mice was also increased. The number of CFU-GM, BFU-E and CFU-Meg gradually increased as the dose of catechin increased and the time of administration prolonged. CFU-GM, BFU-E and CFU-Meg of the high-dose catechin group were significantly higher than those of the control group (P<0.01)and reached the maximum at the seventh day after administration. Conclusions This study suggests that catechin extracted from the active acetic ether part of Spatholobus suberectus Dunn can

  18. Hepatocyte cytotoxicity induced by hydroperoxide (oxidative stress model) or glyoxal (carbonylation model): prevention by bioactive nut extracts or catechins.

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    Banach, Monica S; Dong, Qiang; O'Brien, Peter J

    2009-03-16

    Carbonyl and oxidative stress play important roles in the development of diabetic complications and have been shown to be augmented by various natural compounds and pharmacological agents. Nuts are a rich source of bioactive compounds and antioxidants and various beneficial health effects of nuts have been reported. This study was conducted to evaluate the cytoprotectiveness of various nut extracts and bioactive compounds found in nuts for decreasing cytotoxicity, lipid peroxidation and protein carbonylation in cell toxicity models of diabetes-related carbonyl (glyoxal) and oxidative stress (hydroperoxide). Methanol, ethyl acetate or water were used to prepare crude hazelnut and walnut extracts, which were then used to screen for in vitro cytoprotection of freshly isolated rat hepatocytes against these toxins. The order of protection by nut extracts against hydroperoxide induced cell death was: walnut methanolic extract>walnut aqueous extract>lipophilic walnut extract>hazelnut aqueous extract>hazelnut methanolic extract whereas the lipophilic hazelnut extract did not protect against cell death. The order of protection against lipid peroxidation was the same except for the hazelnut methanolic extract, which prevented lipid peroxidation better than the hazelnut aqueous extract. Catechin, epicatechin and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) were investigated for possible protective effects against carbonyl stress cell death and protein carbonylation in hepatocytes. Catechin protected against glyoxal induced cell death and protein carbonylation, and even elicited protection when added to hepatocytes 30 min after the addition of glyoxal. When catechin and epicatechin were compared for protectiveness against glyoxal induced carbonyl stress in hepatocytes, epicatechin protected more effectively than catechin against cell death and protein carbonylation at 120 min. Both compounds also elicited better protection when premixed with glyoxal before addition to hepatocytes, compared

  19. Bactericidal activity of green tea extracts: the importance of catechin containing nano particles.

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    Gopal, Judy; Muthu, Manikandan; Paul, Diby; Kim, Doo-Hwan; Chun, Sechul

    2016-01-28

    When we drink green tea infusion, we believe we are drinking the extract of the green tea leaves. While practically each tea bag infused in 300 mL water contains about 50 mg of suspended green tea leaf particles. What is the role of these particles in the green tea effect is the objective of this study. These particles (three different size ranges) were isolated via varying speed centrifugation and their respective inputs evaluated. Live oral bacterial samples from human volunteers have been screened against green tea extracts and macro, micro and nano sized green tea particles. The results showed that the presence/absence of the macro and mico sized tea particles in the green tea extract did not contribute much. However, the nano sized particles were characterized to be nature's nano stores of the bioactive catechins. Eradication of these nano tea particles resulted in decrease in the bactericidal property of the green tea extracts. This is a curtain raiser investigation, busting the nano as well as green tea leaf particle contribution in green tea extracts.

  20. Comparative neuroprotective properties of stilbene and catechin analogs: action via a plasma membrane receptor site?

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    Bastianetto, Stéphane; Dumont, Yvan; Han, Yingshan; Quirion, Rémi

    2009-01-01

    Various studies have reported on the neuroprotective effects of polyphenols, widely present in food, beverages, and natural products. For example, we have shown that resveratrol, a polyphenol enriched in red wine and other foods such as peanuts, protects hippocampal cells against beta-amyloid (Abeta)-induced toxicity, a key protein involved in the neuropathology of Alzheimer disease. This effect involves, at least in part, the capacity of resveratrol to activate the phosphorylation of delta isoform of protein kinase C (PKC-delta). The neuroprotective action of resveratrol is shared by piceatannol, a stilbene derivative, as well as by tea-derived catechin gallate esters. The thioflavin T assay indicated that all these polyphenols inhibited the formation of Abeta fibrils, suggesting that this action likely also contributes to their neuroprotective effects. Binding and autoradiographic studies revealed that the effects of polyphenols might involve specific binding sites that are particularly enriched in the choroid plexus in the rat brain. Interestingly, the choroid plexus secretes transthyretin, a protein that has been shown to modulate Abeta aggregation and that may be critical to the maintenance of normal learning capacities in aging. Taken together, these data suggest that polyphenols target multiple enzymes/proteins, leading to their neuroprotective actions, possibly through action via specific plasma membrane binding sites.

  1. Encapsulation of catechin and epicatechin on BSA NPS improved their stability and antioxidant potential.

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    Yadav, Ramdhan; Kumar, Dharmesh; Kumari, Avnesh; Yadav, Sudesh Kumar

    2014-01-01

    Nanoencapsulation of antioxidant molecules on protein nanoparticles (NPs) could be an advanced approach for providing stable, better food nutraceuticals and anticancer drugs. The bioavailability and stability of catechin (CAT) and epicatechin (ECAT) were very poor. In the present study, the CAT and ECAT were loaded on bovine serum albumin (BSA) NPs following desolvation method. The transmission electron microscope (TEM) and atomic force microscope (AFM) recorded size of CAT-BSA NPs and ECAT-BSA NPs were 45 ± 5 nm and 48 ± 5 nm respectively. The encapsulation efficiency of CAT and ECAT on BSA NPs was found to be 60.5 and 54.5 % respectively. CAT-BSA NPs and ECAT-BSA NPs show slow and sustained in vitro release. The CAT-BSA NPs and ECAT-BSA NPs were stable in solution at various temperatures 37 °C, 47 °C and 57 °C. DPPH assay revealed that CAT and ECAT maintained their functional activity even after encapsulation on BSA NPs. Furthermore, the efficacy of CAT-BSA NPs and ECAT-BSA NPs determined against A549 cell lines was found to be improved. CAT and ECAT aptly encapsulated in BSA NPs, showed satisfactory sustained release, maintained antioxidant potential and found improved efficacy. This has thus suggested their more effective use in food and nutraceuticals as well as in medical field.

  2. Functions and mechanisms of green tea catechins in regulating bone remodeling.

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    Shen, Chwan-Li; Kwun, In-Sook; Wang, Shu; Mo, Huanbiao; Chen, Lixia; Jenkins, Marjorie; Brackee, Gordon; Chen, Chung-Hwan; Chyu, Ming-Chien

    2013-12-01

    Osteoporosis is caused by an imbalance in bone remodeling, a process involving bone-building osteoblasts and bone-resorptive osteoclasts. Excessive reactive oxygen species and inflammatory responses have been shown to stimulate differentiation and function of osteoclasts while inducing osteoblast apoptosis and suppressing osteoblastic proliferation and differentiation via extracellular signal-regulated kinases (ERK), ERK-dependent nuclear factor-κB and Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathways. The anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory green tea catechins (GTC) have been shown to promote osteoblastogenesis, suppress osteoclastogenesis and stimulate the differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells into osteoblasts rather than adipocytes by modulating the signaling pathways. This paper reviews the pharmacokinetics and metabolism of GTC, their bone-protective activities evidenced in in vitro and in vivo studies, and the limited clinical studies supporting these preclinical findings. In light of the physical, economical, and social burdens due to osteoporosis, easily accessible and affordable preventive measures such as GTC deserves further clinical studies prior to its clinical application.

  3. Green tea with high-density catechins improves liver function and fat infiltration in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) patients: a double-blind placebo-controlled study.

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    Sakata, Ryuichiro; Nakamura, Toru; Torimura, Takuji; Ueno, Takato; Sata, Michio

    2013-11-01

    Catechins, a major component of green tea extract, have anti-hyperlipidemic effects. The present study investigated the effects of consumption of green tea with high-density catechins in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) patients. Seventeen patients with NAFLD consumed green tea with high-density catechins, low-density catechins or a placebo for 12 weeks in a randomized double-blind study. Ultrasonography and computed tomography (CT) were performed at baseline and after 12 weeks. Serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels and urine 8-isoprostane were monitored and compared to baseline at 4, 8 and 12 weeks. Body fat was significantly decreased in the high-density catechin group compared with the placebo and low-density catechin groups after 12 weeks of consumption. All the patients in the high-density catechin group showed a significantly improved liver-to-spleen CT attenuation ratio compared with the placebo and low-density catechin groups after 12 weeks of consumption. The high-density catechin group significantly decreased serum ALT levels and reduced urinary 8-isoprostane excretion compared with the placebo and low-density catechin group after 12 weeks of consumption. Based on a reduced proportion of body fat as estimated by bioimpedance measurement, increased liver-to-spleen CT attenuation ratio, decreased serum ALT levels and reduced urinary 8-isoprostane excretion, we concluded that 12 weeks of 700 ml per day of green tea containing >1 g catechin improved liver fat content and inflammation by reducing oxidative stress in patients with NAFLD.

  4. Inhibition of green tea and the catechins against 1-deoxy-d-xylulose 5-phosphate reductoisomerase, the key enzyme of the MEP terpenoid biosynthetic pathway.

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    Hui, Xian; Liu, Hui; Tian, Fang-Lin; Li, Fei-Fei; Li, Heng; Gao, Wen-Yun

    2016-09-01

    1-Deoxy-d-xylulose 5-phosphate reductoisomerase (DXR) is the first committed enzyme in the MEP terpenoid biosynthetic pathway and also a validated antimicrobial target. Green tea which is rich in polyphenolic components such as the catechins, possesses a plenty of pharmacological activities, in particular an antibacterial effect. To uncover the antibacterial mechanism of green tea and to seek new DXR inhibitors from natural sources, the DXR inhibitory activity of green tea and its main antimicrobial catechins were investigated in this study. The results show that the raw extract of green tea and its ethyl acetate fraction are able to suppress DXR activity explicitly. Further determination of the DXR inhibitory capacity of eight catechin compounds demonstrates that the most active compound is gallocatechin gallate that is able to inhibit around 50% activity of DXR at 25μM. Based on these data, the primary structure-activity relationship of the catechins against DXR is discussed. This study would be very helpful to elucidate the antimicrobial mechanism of green tea and the catechins and also would be very useful to direct the rational utilization of them as food additives.

  5. Grape seed and tea extracts and catechin 3-gallates are potent inhibitors of α-amylase and α-glucosidase activity.

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    Yilmazer-Musa, Meltem; Griffith, Anneke M; Michels, Alexander J; Schneider, Erik; Frei, Balz

    2012-09-12

    This study evaluated the inhibitory effects of plant-based extracts (grape seed, green tea, and white tea) and their constituent flavan-3-ol monomers (catechins) on α-amylase and α-glucosidase activity, two key glucosidases required for starch digestion in humans. To evaluate the relative potency of extracts and catechins, their concentrations required for 50 and 90% inhibition of enzyme activity were determined and compared to the widely used pharmacological glucosidase inhibitor, acarbose. Maximum enzyme inhibition was used to assess relative inhibitory efficacy. Results showed that grape seed extract strongly inhibited both α-amylase and α-glucosidase activity, with equal and much higher potency, respectively, than acarbose. Whereas tea extracts and catechin 3-gallates were less effective inhibitors of α-amylase, they were potent inhibitors of α-glucosidase. Nongallated catechins were ineffective. The data show that plant extracts containing catechin 3-gallates, in particular epigallocatechin gallate, are potent inhibitors of α-glucosidase activity and suggest that procyanidins in grape seed extract strongly inhibit α-amylase activity.

  6. Simultaneous determination of theobromine, (+)-catechin, caffeine, and (-)-epicatechin in standard reference material baking chocolate 2384, cocoa, cocoa beans, and cocoa butter.

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    Risner, Charles H

    2008-01-01

    A reverse-phase liquid chromatography analysis is used to access the quantity of theobromine, (+)-catechin, caffeine, and (-)-epicatechin in Standard Reference Material 2384 Baking Chocolate, cocoa, cocoa beans, and cocoa butter using water or a portion of the mobile phase as the extract. The procedure requires minimal sample preparation. Theobromine, (+)-catechin, caffeine, and (-)-epicatechin are detected by UV absorption at 273 nm after separation using a 0.3% acetic acid-methanol gradient (volume fractions) and quantified using external standards. The limit of detection for theobromine, (+)-catechin, caffeine, and (-)-epicatechin averages 0.08, 0.06, 0.06, and 0.06 microg/mL, respectively. The method when applied to Standard Reference Material 2384 Baking Chocolate; baking chocolate reference material yields results that compare to two different, separate procedures. Theobromine ranges from 26000 mg/kg in cocoa to 140 mg/kg in cocoa butter; (+)-catechin from 1800 mg/kg in cocoa to below detection limits of < 32 mg/kg in cocoa butter; caffeine from 2400 mg/kg in cocoa to 400 mg/kg in cocoa butter, and (-)-epicatechin from 3200 mg/kg in cocoa to BDL, < 27 mg/kg, in cocoa butter. The mean recoveries from cocoa are 102.4 +/- 0.6% for theobromine, 100.0 +/- 0.6 for (+)-catechin, 96.2 +/- 2.1 for caffeine, and 106.2 +/- 1.7 for (-)-epicatechin.

  7. Topical (+)-catechin emulsified gel prevents DMBA/TPA-induced squamous cell carcinoma of the skin by modulating antioxidants and inflammatory biomarkers in BALB/c mice.

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    Monga, Jitender; Aggarwal, Vaibhav; Suthar, Sharad Kumar; Monika; Nongalleima, Khumukcham; Sharma, Manu

    2014-12-01

    An emulsified gel of (+)-catechin was developed and evaluated topically against 7,12-dimethylbenz(a)anthracene-induced and 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate-promoted (DMBA-induced and TPA-promoted) squamous cell carcinoma of the skin in BALB/c mice. The biological evaluation outcome indicated that the (+)-catechin emulsified gel increased the activity of oxidative stress biomarkers glutathione (GSH), superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), glutathione S-transferase (GST), glutathione reductase (GR), and glutathione peroxidase (GPx), whereas it decreased the level of malondialdehyde (MDA). The mechanistic study showed that genes implicated in the inflammation and cancer, such as cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB), and inducible nitric-oxide synthase (iNOS), were down-regulated by (+)-catechin emulsified gel while inhibiting an inflammatory mediator prostaglandin E2 (PGE2). The (+)-catechin emulsified gel further suppressed the activity of pro-inflammatory cytokines, viz. tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β), and interleukin-6 (IL-6). The in vitro permeation study revealed that release of (+)-catechin from an emulsified gel base reached a steady state after 6 h, while pH of the entire emulsified gel was found to be between 6.2 and 6.5 that falls well within the normal pH range of the skin.

  8. Green tea catechin extract in intervention of chronic breast cell carcinogenesis induced by environmental carcinogens.

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    Rathore, Kusum; Wang, Hwa-Chain Robert

    2012-03-01

    Sporadic breast cancers are mainly attributable to long-term exposure to environmental factors, via a multi-year, multi-step, and multi-path process of tumorigenesis involving cumulative genetic and epigenetic alterations in the chronic carcinogenesis of breast cells from a non-cancerous stage to precancerous and cancerous stages. Epidemiologic and experimental studies have suggested that green tea components may be used as preventive agents for breast cancer control. In our research, we have developed a cellular model that mimics breast cell carcinogenesis chronically induced by cumulative exposures to low doses of environmental carcinogens. In this study, we used our chronic carcinogenesis model as a target system to investigate the activity of green tea catechin extract (GTC) at non-cytotoxic levels in intervention of cellular carcinogenesis induced by cumulative exposures to pico-molar 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone (NNK) and benzo[a]pyrene (B[a]P). We identified that GTC, at a non-cytotoxic, physiologically achievable concentration of 2.5 µg/mL, was effective in suppressing NNK- and B[a]P-induced cellular carcinogenesis, as measured by reduction of the acquired cancer-associated properties of reduced dependence on growth factors, anchorage-independent growth, increased cell mobility, and acinar-conformational disruption. We also detected that intervention of carcinogen-induced elevation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), increase of cell proliferation, activation of the ERK pathway, DNA damage, and changes in gene expression may account for the mechanisms of GTC's preventive activity. Thus, GTC may be used in dietary and chemoprevention of breast cell carcinogenesis associated with long-term exposure to low doses of environmental carcinogens.

  9. Oral green tea catechins transiently lower plasma glucose concentrations in female db/db mice.

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    Wein, Silvia; Schrader, Eva; Rimbach, Gerald; Wolffram, Siegfried

    2013-04-01

    Polyphenols, including green tea catechins, are secondary plant compounds often discussed in the context of health-promoting potential. Evidence for such effects is mainly derived from epidemiological and cell culture studies. The aim of the present study was to investigate antidiabetic, antiadipogenic, and anti-inflammatory effects at nonpharmacological doses in an obese diabetic mouse model that exerts early relevant clinical signs of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. Female db/db mice received a flavonoid-poor diet either without additive, with rosiglitazone (RSG, 0.02 g/kg diet), or with green tea extract (low-dose green tea extract [LGTE] and high-dose green tea extract [HGTE], 0.1 and 1 g/kg diet). Food and water were freely available. The body weight was monitored weekly. Blood was sampled (12-h fasted) from the tail vein on day 28 and analyzed for glucose, cholesterol, triacylglycerol, nonesterified fatty acids, insulin, adiponectin, and soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (sICAM-1). Blood glucose was also analyzed on day 14. Furthermore, sICAM-1 release was investigated in tumor necrosis factor alpha-stimulated EAhy926 cells. After 14 days, fasting glycemia was improved by RSG or HGTE supplementation compared to controls. However, at the end of the study (day 28), only RSG exhibited glucose-lowering effects and induced plasma adiponectin concentrations, paralleled by higher body weight gain and reduced periuterine fat pads compared to controls. However, only GTE treatment reduced sICAM-1 release in vitro and in vivo. Nonpharmacological HGTE supplementation in db/db mice caused (1) no adiponectin-inducing or antiadipogenic effects, (2) reduced sICAM-1 release, thereby potentially exerting anti-inflammatory effects in the progressive diabetic state, and (3) a transient improvement in glycemia.

  10. In vitro transdermal delivery of the major catechins and caffeine from extract of Camellia sinensis.

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    Batchelder, Rachel J; Calder, Richard J; Thomas, Chris P; Heard, Charles M

    2004-09-28

    The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of the transdermal delivery of catechins and caffeine from green tea extract. Drug-in-adhesive patches containing 1.35, 1.03, 0.68, and 0.32 mg cm(-2) green tea extract were formulated and the dissolution of (-)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg), (-)-epigallocatechin (EGC) and (-)-epicatechin (EC) from these was determined. Transdermal delivery was determined across full thickness pig ear skin from saturated solutions of green tea extract in pH 5.5 citrate-phosphate buffer, polyethylene glycol 400 and a 50:50 mixture of the citrate phosphate buffer and polyethylene glycol in addition to patches containing 1.35 mg cm(-2) green tea extract. Dissolution experiments indicated first order release which was dose dependent in respect of the loading level, although the amounts permeated were not always proportional to the amounts in the formulation. The highest percentage permeation of EGCg was found to be from the patch formulation. EGCg, EGC and EC were all successfully delivered transdermally from saturated solutions and adhesive patches containing green tea extract in this study. There was some evidence for the dermal metabolism of EGCg, but after 24 h 0.1% permeated from the patches containing 1.35 mg cm(-2) green tea extract. This was equivalent to the percentage absorbed after intragastric administration of green tea extract in rats. In addition, the concentration of EGCg in the Franz cell receptor chamber after 24 h permeation from the 0.9 cm diameter patch containing 1.35 mg cm(-2) was within the range of Cmax plasma levels achieved after oral dosing of 2.2-4.2 gm(-2) green tea extract. Caffeine was also delivered at concentrations above those previously reported.

  11. Procyanidin and catechin contents and antioxidant capacity of cocoa and chocolate products.

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    Gu, Liwei; House, Suzanne E; Wu, Xianli; Ou, Boxin; Prior, Ronald L

    2006-05-31

    Cocoa and chocolate products from major brands were analyzed blind for total antioxidant capacity (AOC) (lipophilic and hydrophilic ORAC(FL)), catechins, and procyanidins (monomer through polymers). Accuracy of analyses was ascertained by comparing analyses on a NIST standard reference chocolate with NIST certified values. Procyanidin (PC) content was related to the nonfat cocoa solid (NFCS) content. The natural cocoa powders (average 87% of NFCS) contained the highest levels of AOC (826 +/- 103 micromol of TE/g) and PCs (40.8 +/- 8.3 mg/g). Alkalized cocoa (Dutched powders, average 80% NFCS) contained lower AOC (402 +/- 6 micromol of TE /g) and PCs (8.9 +/- 2.7 mg/g). Unsweetened chocolates or chocolate liquor (50% NFCS) contained 496 +/- 40 micromol of TE /g of AOC and 22.3 +/- 2.9 mg/g of PCs. Milk chocolates, which contain the least amount of NFCS (7.1%), had the lowest concentrations of AOC (80 +/- 10 micromol of TE /g) and PCs (2.7 +/- 0.5 mg/g). One serving of cocoa (5 g) or chocolate (15 or 40 g, depending upon the type of chocolate) provides 2000-9100 micromol of TE of AOC and 45-517 mg of PCs, amounts that exceed the amount in a serving of the majority of foods consumed in America. The monomers through trimers, which are thought to be directly bioavailable, contributed 30% of the total PCs in chocolates. Hydrophilic antioxidant capacity contributed >90% of AOC in all products. The correlation coefficient between AOC and PCs in chocolates was 0.92, suggesting that PCs are the dominant antioxidants in cocoa and chocolates. These results indicate that NFCS is correlated with AOC and PC in cocoa and chocolate products. Alkalizing dramatically decreased both the procyanidin content and antioxidant capacity, although not to the same extent.

  12. In vitro transdermal delivery of caffeine, theobromine, theophylline and catechin from extract of Guarana, Paullinia Cupana.

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    Heard, Charles M; Johnson, Sarah; Moss, Gary; Thomas, Chris P

    2006-07-06

    Extracts of guarana (Paullinia cupana) feature as putatively stimulating ingredients in a number of foods, drinks and dietary/herbal supplements. The objective of this work was to investigate in vitro the transdermal delivery of the major pharmacologically active compounds contained in guarana extract. Saturated solutions of guarana were prepared in polyethylene glycol 400 (PEG400), propylene glycol (PG) and H(2)O at 32 degrees C. Guarana extract was also formulated in Duro-tak 2287 transdermal adhesive in a range of concentrations and the diffusional release was determined in addition to adhesive properties. Transdermal delivery across full thickness pig ear skin was investigated in vitro using Franz-type diffusion cells, with reverse-phase HPLC being used for the quantification of the permeation of theobromine (TB), theophylline (TP), (+)-catechin (C) and caffeine (CF). Based upon a combination of release and adhesive property data a patch containing 5.55 mg guarana extract cm(-2) was deemed optimal. The general trend for the delivery of the 4 analytes was: water >5.55 mg cm(-2) patch approximately PG>PEG400. For CF the greatest steady state flux was obtained from the water vehicle: 19 microg cm(-2)h(-1), with approximately 420 microg cm(-2) permeating after 24h. This was some 6x times more than from the drug-in-adhesive patch and 10x greater than PG, a well-known penetration enhancer, and 50x that of the 'regular' excipient PEG400. A water vehicle also provided the greatest delivery of TB (0.45 microg cm(-2) h(-1)), TP (0.022 microg cm(-2) h(-1)), and C (0.10 microg cm(-2) h(-1)). An inverse relationship was noted between lipophilicity and k(p) in each vehicle. The simultaneous transdermal delivery of the major actives of guarana was established, with permeation rates being highly concentration and vehicle dependent.

  13. A tea catechin, epigallocatechin-3-gallate, is a unique modulator of the farnesoid X receptor

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    Li, Guodong [Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS (United States); Department of Abdominal Surgery, Cancer treatment center, Fourth Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University, Harbin (China); Lin, Wenwei [Department of Chemical Biology and Therapeutics, St. Jude Children' s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN (United States); Araya, Juan J. [Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (United States); Chen, Taosheng [Department of Chemical Biology and Therapeutics, St. Jude Children' s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN (United States); Timmermann, Barbara N. [Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (United States); Guo, Grace L., E-mail: lguo@kumc.edu [Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS (United States)

    2012-01-15

    Farnesoid X receptor (FXR) is a ligand-activated nuclear receptor and serves as a key regulator to maintain health of the liver and intestine. Bile acids are endogenous ligands of FXR, and there are increasing efforts to identify FXR modulators to serve as biological probes and/or pharmaceutical agents. Natural FXR ligands isolated from plants may serve as models to synthesize novel FXR modulators. In this study, we demonstrated that epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), a major tea catechin, specifically and dose-dependently activates FXR. In addition, EGCG induced FXR target gene expression in vitro. Surprisingly, in a co-activator (SRC2) recruitment assay, we found that EGCG does not recruit SRC2 to FXR, but it dose-dependently inhibits recruitment of SRC2 to FXR (IC{sub 50}, 1 μM) by GW6064, which is a potent FXR synthetic ligand. In addition, EGCG suppressed FXR target gene expression induced by either GW4064 or chenodeoxycholic acid in vitro. Furthermore, wild-type and FXR knockout mice treated with an acute dose of EGCG had induced mRNA expression in a subset of FXR target genes in the intestine but not in the liver. In conclusion, EGCG is a unique modulator of FXR in the intestine and may serve as an important model for future development of FXR modulators. -- Highlights: ► Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) is a unique farnesoid X receptor (FXR) modulator. ► EGCG activates FXR by itself, but inhibits FXR transactivation by other agonists. ► Low concentration of EGCG activates FXR in mouse intestine but not liver. ► EGCG activates FXR to induce a subset of FXR target genes in mouse intestine.

  14. New cancer treatment strategy using combination of green tea catechins and anticancer drugs.

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    Suganuma, Masami; Saha, Achinto; Fujiki, Hirota

    2011-02-01

    Green tea is now recognized as the most effective cancer preventive beverage. In one study, 10 Japanese-size cups of green tea daily supplemented with tablets of green tea extract limited the recurrence of colorectal polyps in humans to 50%. Thus, cancer patients who consume green tea and take anticancer drugs will have double prevention. We studied the effects of combining (-)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) and anticancer drugs, focusing on inhibition of cell growth and induction of apoptosis. Numerous anticancer drugs, such as tamoxifen, COX-2 inhibitors, and retinoids were used for the experiments, and the combination of EGCG and COX-2 inhibitors consistently induced the enhancement of apoptosis. To study the mechanism of the enhancement, we paid special attention to the enhanced expressions of DDIT3 (growth arrest and DNA damage-inducible 153, GADD153), GADD45A, and CDKN1A (p21/WAF1/CIP1) genes, based on our previous evidence that a combination of EGCG and sulindac specifically induced upregulated expression of GADD153 and p21 genes in PC-9 lung cancer cells. The synergistic enhancements of apoptosis and GADD153 gene expression in human non-small cell lung cancer cells by the combination of EGCG and celecoxib were mediated through the activation of the MAPK signaling pathway. This article reviews the synergistic enhancement of apoptosis, gene expression, and anticancer effects using various combinations of EGCG and anticancer drugs, including the combination of (-)-epicatechin (EC) and curcumin. Based on the evidence, we present a new concept: green tea catechins as synergists with anticancer drugs.

  15. Healthcare of tea catechins and its mechanism%儿茶素类的保健作用及机制

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    龙丹; 江和源; 薛金金; 王伟伟; 张建勇; 王岩

    2013-01-01

      Tea is a healthy beverage which is very popular around the world in the 21st century. Consider-able papers had showed that many healthy effects of tea were associated with its beneficial constituents espe-cially tea catechins. Tea catechins, with various medical and healthy functions and some special properties, are not only applied to orally ingested products such as dietary supplements, healthy food, healthy drinks, but also used in cosmetics, daily chemical products for external application, and indicated a potential market in the fu-ture. This paper reviewed the major healthy functions and their possible mechanisms of tea catechins.%  茶是二十一世纪风靡全球的健康饮料。茶叶中含有多种保健功能成分,尤其是儿茶素类物质。儿茶素具有诸多医疗保健功能和一些特殊性质,不仅被应用于经口服的膳食补充剂、保健食品、保健饮料等产品,还应用于化妆品、日化用品等外用型的健康产品,具有良好的市场开发潜力。本文综述了内服和外用两种方式下儿茶素类物质的保健作用及其作用机制。

  16. Grape tannin catechin and ethanol fluidify oral membrane mimics containing moderate amounts of cholesterol: Implications on wine tasting?

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    Furlan, Aurélien L; Saad, Ahmad; Dufourc, Erick J; Géan, Julie

    2016-11-01

    Wine tasting results in interactions of tannin-ethanol solutions with proteins and lipids of the oral cavity. Among the various feelings perceived during tasting, astringency and bitterness most probably result in binding events with saliva proteins, lipids and receptors. In this work, we monitored the conjugated effect of the grape polyphenol catechin and ethanol on lipid membranes mimicking the different degrees of keratinization of oral cavity surfaces by varying the amount of cholesterol present in membranes. Both catechin and ethanol fluidify the membranes as evidenced by solid-state (2)H NMR of perdeuterated lipids. The effect is however depending on the cholesterol proportion and may be very important and cumulative in the absence of cholesterol or presence of 18 mol % cholesterol. For 40 mol % cholesterol, mimicking highly keratinized membranes, both ethanol and catechin can no longer affect membrane dynamics. These observations can be accounted for by phase diagrams of lipid-cholesterol mixtures and the role played by membrane defects for insertion of tannins and ethanol when several phases coexist. These findings suggest that the behavior of oral membranes in contact with wine should be different depending of their cholesterol content. Astringency and bitterness could be then affected; the former because of a potential competition between the tannin-lipid and the tannin-saliva protein interaction, and the latter because of a possible fluidity modification of membranes containing taste receptors. The lipids that have been up to now weakly considered in oenology may be become a new actor in the issue of wine tasting.

  17. Determination of volatile organic compounds, catechins, caffeine and theanine in Jukro tea at three growth stages by chromatographic and spectrometric methods.

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    Jeon, Dong Bok; Hong, Young Shin; Lee, Ga Hyun; Park, Yu Min; Lee, Cheong Mi; Nho, Eun Yeong; Choi, Ji Yeon; Jamila, Nargis; Khan, Naeem; Kim, Kyong Su

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    Tea contains characteristic volatile organic compounds, polyphenols, caffeine and catechins, and is therefore among the most widely consumed beverages all over the world. In this study, fresh Jukro tea leaves collected from Damyang-gun (Jeollanam-do) at 40, 60 and 90day growth stages, were semi-fermented. The volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were extracted by simultaneous distillation-solvent extraction (SDE) and analyzed by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS). Catechins, caffeine and theanine were analyzed by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). A total of 159 VOCs were identified in the analyzed Jukro tea leaves. Comparatively, the increase in the concentrations of VOCs was high in 60day leaves. The content of catechins increased along the three growth stages, whereas caffeine, compared to 90day leaves, was higher for 40 and 60day leaves. Based on the results, the 60day leaves were found to be the most suitable and useful for making semi-fermented Jukro tea.

  18. Designed polar cosolvent-modified supercritical CO2 removing caffeine from and retaining catechins in green tea powder using response surface methodology.

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    Huang, Kuo-Jong; Wu, Jia-Jiuan; Chiu, Yung-Ho; Lai, Cheng-Yung; Chang, Chieh-Ming J

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    This study examines cosolvent-modified supercritical carbon dioxide (SC-CO2) to remove caffeine from and to retain catechins in green tea powder. The response surface method was adopted to determine the optimal operation conditions in terms of the extraction efficiencies and concentration factors of caffeine and catechins during the extractions. When SC-CO2 was used at 333 K and 300 bar, 91.5% of the caffeine was removed and 80.8% of catechins were retained in the tea: 3600 g of carbon dioxide was used in the extraction of 4 g of tea soaked with 1 g of water. Under the same extraction conditions, 10 g of water was added to decaffeination increased the concentrations of caffeine in the SC-CO2 extracts at 353 K.

  19. Antihypertensive and cardiovascular effects of catechin-rich oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) leaf extract in nitric oxide-deficient rats.

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    Jaffri, Juliana M; Mohamed, Suhaila; Rohimi, Nordanial; Ahmad, Intan N; Noordin, M Mustapha; Manap, Yazid A

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    Oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) leaf extract (OPLE) possesses good ex vivo vasodilation and antioxidant properties. This study evaluated the catechin-rich OPLE antioxidant, antihypertensive, and cardiovascular effects in normal and nitric oxide (NO)-deficient hypertensive rats. OPLE was administered orally (500 mg/kg of body weight/day) to normotensive Wistar rats and N(ω)-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME)-induced NO-deficient hypertensive rats. OPLE significantly (Pcatechins extracted from an alternative source, namely, oil palm leaf, for use as a medicinal food for hypertension and cardiovascular ailments.

  20. Determination of Phenolic and Antioxidant Properties in Tea and Spent Tea Under Various Extraction Method and Determination of Catechins, Caffeine and Gallic Acid by HPLC

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    Full Text Available Tea (Camellia sinensis L. contain high phenolic compounds and antioxidant elements, while spent teas originating as the main byproduct of beverage tea manufacturestill contain some level of antioxidant elements. The purpose of the present study is to compare the effect of different extraction condition and to determine the chemical compound present in black tea (BT, oolong tea (OT, green tea (GT, spent black tea (SBT, spent oolong tea (SOT and spent green tea (SGT. Theextraction experiment were carried out by the conventional solid-liquid method, using boiling water (100ºC and 50% ethanol concentration, with extraction period of 5 minutes. The influence of these extraction methods on the content of total phenolic compounds and antioxidant activities of the extracts were evaluated. Flavanoid, gallic acid, caffeine and four catechins (catechin (C, gallocatechin (GCG, epicatechin (EC and epigallocatechin (EGC were found in all of the extracts and were quantified by utilizing High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC analysis tool. GT extraction using 50% ethanol concentration was found to be the most suitable method to produce an extract with high content of phenolic compounds ( 186.83 mg GAE/100 g tea and high antioxidant activities (FRAP of 3814.29 μmol Fe(II/g, simultaneously. The results shown that GT had higher total flavanoids value at 347.67 mg CEQ/g followed by OT (295.00 mg CEQ/g and than the BT (187.33 mg CEQ/g. The analytical HPLC results obtained also indicated that GT contained higher amount of catechins than OT, BT, SGT, SOT and SBT due to fermentation process during the tea manufacturing, which reduces the levels of catechin significantly. All four catechins were detected in GT. However, epicatechin, and gallocatecin gallate are the major catechin present in SGT.

  1. Effect of Catechins, Green tea Extract and Methylxanthines in Combination with Gentamicin Against Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa - Combination therapy against resistant bacteria -

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    Full Text Available Objectives: Bacterial resistant infections have become a global health challenge and threaten the society’s health. Thus, an urgent need exists to find ways to combat resistant pathogens. One promising approach to overcoming bacterial resistance is the use of herbal products. Green tea catechins, the major green tea polyphenols, show antimicrobial activity against resistant pathogens. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of catechins, green tea extract, and methylxanthines in combination with gentamicin against standard and clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus and the standard strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa. Methods: The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC and the minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC values of different agents against bacterial strains were determined. The interactions of green tea extract, epigallate catechin, epigallocatechin gallate, two types of methylxanthine, caffeine, and theophylline with gentamicin were studied in vitro by using a checkerboard method and calculating the fraction inhibitory concentration index (FICI. Results: The MICs of gentamicin against bacterial strains were in the range of 0.312 - 320 μg/mL. The MIC values of both types of catechins were 62.5 - 250 μg/ mL. Green tea extract showed insufficient antibacterial activity when used alone. Methylxanthines had no intrinsic inhibitory activity against any of the bacterial strains tested. When green tea extract and catechins were combined with gentamicin, the MIC values of gentamicin against the standard strains and a clinical isolate were reduced, and synergistic activities were observed (FICI < 1. A combination of caffeine with gentamicin did not alter the MIC values of gentamicin. Conclusion: The results of the present study revealed that green tea extract and catechins potentiated the antimicrobial action of gentamicin against some clinical isolates of S. aureus and standard P. aeruginosa strains

  2. Catechin-based procyanidins from Peumus boldus Mol. aqueous extract inhibit Helicobacter pylori urease and adherence to adenocarcinoma gastric cells.

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    Pastene, Edgar; Parada, Víctor; Avello, Marcia; Ruiz, Antonieta; García, Apolinaria

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    In this work, the anti-Helicobacter pylori effect of an aqueous extract from dried leaves of Peumus boldus Mol. (Monimiaceae) was evaluated. This extract displayed high inhibitory activity against H. pylori urease. Therefore, in order to clarify the type of substances responsible for such effect, a bioassay-guided fractionation strategy was carried out. The active compounds in the fractions were characterized through different chromatographic methods (RP-HPLC; HILIC-HPLC). The fraction named F5 (mDP = 7.8) from aqueous extract was the most active against H. pylori urease with an IC50  = 15.9 µg gallic acid equivalents (GAE)/mL. HPLC analysis evidenced that F5 was composed mainly by catechin-derived proanthocyanidins (LC-MS and phloroglucinolysis). The anti-adherent effect of boldo was assessed by co-culture of H. pylori and AGS cells. Both the aqueous extract and F5 showed an anti-adherent effect in a concentration-dependent manner. An 89.3% of inhibition was reached at 2.0 mg GAE/mL of boldo extract. In conjunction, our results suggest that boldo extract has a potent anti-urease activity and anti-adherent effect against H. pylori, properties directly linked with the presence of catechin-derived proanthocyanidins.

  3. Thermoreversible gel for intrapocket delivery of green tea catechin as a local drug delivery system: An original research

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    Yuvaraja, M.; Reddy, N. Raghavendra; Kumar, P. Mohan; Ravi, K. S.; Alqahtani, Nabeeh

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    The periodontal therapies along with systemic antibiotic therapy aim at eliminating the subgingival microbiota to arrest the progression of periodontal diseases. The complete elimination is often difficult, and thus the probability of repopulation after periodontal therapy is also high. The objectives of the study are to develop in situ thermoreversible gelling system of green tea catechins suitable for periodontal pocket administration, which would act as an adjunct to mechanical periodontal therapy. Gel is prepared on a weight basis using a cold process. In vitro drug release pattern is observed through spectrophotometer analysis at 277 nm. The gel is subjected to serial dilution analysis to determine the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) and disc diffusion analysis to determine the in vitro antibacterial effectiveness. Release pattern studies showed a complete release of drug from gel occurred by 36 h. A volume of 1.25 mg/ml was determined as MIC required against the periodontal pathogens. Disc diffusion analysis showed a 14 mm zone of inhibition is present around the 75 µl well for all the four species and 12 mm zone of inhibition around the 50 µl well. The advantage of F-127 is its thermoreversible nature that used for in situ gel formulation. Pluronic gel proved to be a promising carrier for prolong and effective release of green tea catechin. PMID:27833893

  4. Enhancement of photoprotection potential of catechin loaded nanoemulsion gel against UVA induced oxidative stress.

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    Harwansh, Ranjit K; Mukherjee, Pulok K; Kar, Amit; Bahadur, Shiv; Al-Dhabi, Naif Abdullah; Duraipandiyan, V

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    The present study was aimed to develop a catechin (CA) loaded nanoemulsion based nano-gel for the protection of skin against ultraviolet radiation (UV) induced photo-damage and to ensure its enhanced skin permeability as well as bioavailability through transdermal route. The optimized nanoemulsion (CA-NE4) was prepared by spontaneous nano-emulsification method. It was composed of oil (ethyl oleate), Smix [surfactant (span 80) and co-surfactant (transcutol CG)] and aqueous system in an appropriate ratio of 15:62:23% w/w respectively. The CA-NE4 was characterized through assessment of droplet size, zeta potential, refractive index, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), UV, high performance thin layer chromatography (HPTLC) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) analysis. The average droplet size and zeta potential of CA-NE4 were found to be 98.6±1.01nm and -27.3±0.20mV respectively. The enhanced skin permeability was better with CA-NE4 based nano-gel (CA-NG4) [96.62%] compared to conventional gel (CA-CG) [53.01%] for a period of 24h. The enhanced % relative bioavailability (F) of CA (894.73), Cmax (93.79±6.19ngmL(-1)), AUC0-t∞ (2653.99±515.02nghmL(-1)) and Tmax (12.05±0.02h) was significantly obtained with CA-NG4 as compared to oral suspension for extended periods (72h). CA-NG4 could improve the level of cutaneous antioxidant enzymes like superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase (GPX) and catalase (CAT) and reduce the level of thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBRAS) against oxidative stress induced by UVA. Nano-gel formulation of CA showed sustained release profile and enhanced photoprotection potential due to its improved permeability as well as bioavailability (Pgel. Therefore, transdermal administration of nano-gel (CA-NG4) of CA offers a better way to develop the endogenous cutaneous protection system and thus could be an effective strategy for decreasing UV-induced oxidative damage in the skin tissues.

  5. Self-assembly of green tea catechin derivatives in nanoparticles for oral lycopene delivery.

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    Li, Weikun; Yalcin, Murat; Lin, Qishan; Ardawi, Mohammed-Salleh M; Mousa, Shaker A

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    Lycopene is a natural anti-oxidant that has attracted much attention due to its varied applications such as protection against loss of bone mass, chronic diseases, skin cancer, prostate cancer, and cardiovascular disease. However, high instability and extremely low oral bioavailability limit its further clinical development. We selected a green tea catechin derivative, oligomerized (-)-epigallocatechin-3-O-gallate (OEGCG) as a carrier for oral lycopene delivery. Lycopene-loaded OEGCG nanoparticles (NPs) were prepared by a nano-precipitation method, followed by coating with chitosan to form a shell. This method not only can easily control the size of the NP to be around 200nm to improve its bioavailability, but also can effectively protect the lycopene against degradation due to EGCG's anti-oxidant property. OEGCG was carefully characterized with nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and mass spectrometry. Lycopene-loaded polylactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA) NPs were prepared by the same method. Chitosan-coated OEGCG/lycopene NPs had a diameter of 152±32nm and a ζ-potential of 58.3±4.2mv as characterized with transmission electron microscopy and dynamic light scattering. The loading capacity of lycopene was 9% and encapsulation efficiency was 89%. FT-IR spectral analysis revealed electrostatic interaction between OEGCG and chitosan. Freeze drying of the NPs was also evaluated as a means to improve shelf life. Dynamic light scattering data showed that no aggregation occurred, and the size of the NP increased 1.2 times (Sf/Si ratio) in the presence of 10% sucrose after freeze drying. The in vitro release study showed slow release of lycopene in simulated gastric fluid at acidic pH and faster release in simulated intestinal fluid. In an in vivo study in mice, lycopene pharmacokinetic parameters were improved by lycopene/OEGCG/chitosan NPs, but not improved by lycopene/PLGA/chitosan NPs. The self-assembled nanostructure of OEGCG combined with lycopene may be a

  6. The characterization of caffeine and nine individual catechins in the leaves of green tea (Camellia sinensis L.) by near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy.

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    Lee, Min-Seuk; Hwang, Young-Sun; Lee, Jinwook; Choung, Myoung-Gun

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    Near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS) was used to determine the contents of caffeine and nine individual catechins in tea leaves. A total of 665 samples were scanned by NIRS, and also by high performance liquid chromatography coupled to a diode array detector to determine the contents of caffeine and nine individual catechins. The calibration models for caffeine, EGC, C, EGCG, EC, ECG, and total catechins had high r(2) (more than 0.90) and RSP (the ratio of standard deviation of reference data to SEP(C) in the external validation set) values (more than 4.1), indicating a good correlation between reference values and NIRS predicted values. In contrast, the calibration models of GC and EGCG-3Me had low r(2) and RSP values (below 0.8 and 2.0). Therefore, these results suggest that NIRS could be applied for the rapid determination of the contents of caffeine, EGC, C, EGCG, EC, ECG, and total catechins in tea leaves for breeding programs that develop high-quality tea plants.

  7. Development and validation of UHPLC-MS/MS method for determination of eight naturally occurring catechin derivatives in various tea samples and the role of matrix effects.

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    Svoboda, Pavel; Vlčková, Hana; Nováková, Lucie

    2015-10-10

    A complete analytical procedure combining optimized tea infusion preparation and validated UHPLC-MS/MS method was developed for routine quantification of eight naturally occurring catechin derivatives in various tea samples. The preparation of tea infusions was optimized in terms of temperature, time and water-to-tea ratio in green, white and black teas. The catechins were analyzed using ultra-high performance liquid chromatography coupled with triple quadrupole mass spectrometry in a run of only 4 min including equilibration of the system. The UHPLC-MS/MS method was fully validated in terms of inter/intra-day precision, accuracy, linearity (r(2)>0.9991), range (50-5000 ng/ml), LOD (1.5-7.5 ng/ml) and LOQ (5-25 ng/ml). Validation of the method included also the determination of the matrix effects that were evaluated in both flavored and unflavored green, white and black teas. Dilution of the resulting tea infusions appeared to be crucial for the matrix effects and also for subsequent catechin quantification in real tea samples in order to fit into the linear range of the UHPLC-MS/MS method. This complete procedure for catechin quantification was finally applied to real sample analysis represented by 70 commercial tea samples.

  8. Green tea catechins alone or in combination alter functional parameters of human neutrophils via suppressing the activation of TLR-4/NFκB p65 signal pathway.

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    Marinovic, M P; Morandi, A C; Otton, R

    2015-10-01

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the potential of a mixture containing the four main catechins found in green tea, as well it separately, as modulators of the functional parameters of human neutrophils. The cells were obtained from peripheral blood of healthy individuals isolated and cultured with a mix: 30 μM of EGCG, 3 μM of EGC, 2 μM of ECG and 1.4 μM of EC, as well as each one alone. We evaluated the cytotoxicity of catechins, production of several reactive oxygen species (ROS), antioxidant enzymes (SOD, CAT, GPx and GR), Nrf2, TLR4/IKK/NFκB, CD11b mRNA levels, intracellular calcium release, chemotactic and phagocytic capacity, myeloperoxidase (MPO), and G6PDH activities, hypochlorous acid (HOCl) and pro-inflammatory cytokines release, protein levels of TLR4, p38 MAPK, iNOS and p-65 NFκB. The actions of the catechins were evidenced by the reduction in inflammatory parameters, including the suppression of TLR4, NFκB and iNOS protein expression, decreased release of TNF-α, IL-1β and IL-6, migration capacity, MPO activity and HOCl production and the suppression of ROS, nitric oxide and peroxynitrite production, while inducing antioxidant enzyme activities and Nrf2 mRNA levels, phagocytic capacity and calcium release. Our results demonstrate that catechins present marked immunomodulatory actions, either alone or in combination.

  9. Changes of major tea polyphenols and production of four new B-ring fission metabolites of catechins from post-fermented Jing-Wei Fu brick tea.

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    Zhu, Yun-Fei; Chen, Jing-Jing; Ji, Xiao-Ming; Hu, Xin; Ling, Tie-Jun; Zhang, Zheng-Zhu; Bao, Guan-Hu; Wan, Xiao-Chun

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    HPLC analysis of samples from four major fermentation procedures of Jing-Wei Fu brick tea showed that the level of major tea catechins epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) and epicatechin gallate (ECG) dropped increasingly to about 1/3 in the final product. Phytochemical study of the final product led to the discovery of four new B-ring fission metabolites of catechins (BRFCs) Fuzhuanin C-F (1-4) together with three known BRFCs (5-7), six known catechins (8-13), five simple phenols (14-18), seven flavones and flavone glycosides (19-25), two alkaloids (26, 27), three triterpenoids (28-30) and one steroid (31). The structures were elucidated by spectroscopic methods including 1D and 2D NMR, LC-HR-ESI-MS, IR, and CD spectra. Five compounds (16-18, 28, 29) were reported for the first time in tea. Possible pathways for the degradation of major tea catechins and the generation of BRFCs were also provided.

  10. Determination of catechins and caffeine in proposed green tea standard reference materials by liquid chromatography-particle beam/electron ionization mass spectrometry (LC-PB/EIMS).

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    Castro, Joaudimir; Pregibon, Tara; Chumanov, Kristina; Marcus, R Kenneth

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    Presented here is the quantitative analysis of green tea NIST standard reference materials (SRMs) via liquid chromatography-particle beam/electron ionization mass spectrometry (LC-PB/EIMS). Three different NIST green tea standard reference materials (SRM 3254 Camellia sinesis Leaves, SRM 3255 C. sinesis Extract and SRM 3256 Green Tea-containing Oral Dosage Form) are characterized for the content of caffeine and a series of catechin species (gallic acid, catechin, epicatechin, epigallocatechin, epicatechin gallate and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG)). The absolute limits of detection for caffeine and the catechin species were determined to be on the nanogram level. A reversed-phase chromatographic separation of the green tea reference materials was carried out on a commercial C(18) column using a gradient of water (containing 0.1% TFA) and 2:1 methanol:acetonitrile (containing 0.1%TFA) at 0.9mLmin(-1) and an analysis time of 50min. Quantification of caffeine and the catechin species was carried out using the standard addition and internal standard methods, with the latter providing appreciable improvements in precision and recovery.

  11. Metabolic Flux Redirection and Transcriptomic Reprogramming in the Albino Tea Cultivar ‘Yu-Jin-Xiang’ with an Emphasis on Catechin Production

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    Liu, Guo-Feng; Han, Zhuo-Xiao; Feng, Lin; Gao, Li-Ping; Gao, Ming-Jun; Gruber, Margaret Y.; Zhang, Zhao-Liang; Xia, Tao; Wan, Xiao-Chun; Wei, Shu

    2017-01-01

    In this study, shade-induced conversion from a young pale/yellow leaf phenotype to a green leaf phenotype was studied using metabolic and transcriptomic profiling and the albino cultivar ‘Yu-Jin-Xiang’ (‘YJX’) of Camellia sinensis for a better understanding of mechanisms underlying the phenotype shift and the altered catechin and theanine production. Shaded leaf greening resulted from an increase in leaf chlorophyll and carotenoid abundance and chloroplast development. A total of 1,196 differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were identified between the ‘YJX’ pale and shaded green leaves, and these DEGs affected ‘chloroplast organization’ and ‘response to high light’ besides many other biological processes and pathways. Metabolic flux redirection and transcriptomic reprogramming were found in flavonoid and carotenoid pathways of the ‘YJX’ pale leaves and shaded green leaves to different extents compared to the green cultivar ‘Shu-Cha-Zao’. Enhanced production of the antioxidant quercetin rather than catechin biosynthesis was correlated positively with the enhanced transcription of FLAVONOL SYNTHASE and FLAVANONE/FLAVONOL HYDROXYLASES leading to quercetin accumulation and negatively correlated to suppressed LEUCOANTHOCYANIDIN REDUCTASE, ANTHOCYANIDIN REDUCTASE and SYNTHASE leading to catechin biosynthesis. The altered levels of quercetin and catechins in ‘YJX’ will impact on its tea flavor and health benefits. PMID:28332598

  12. Metabolic Flux Redirection and Transcriptomic Reprogramming in the Albino Tea Cultivar 'Yu-Jin-Xiang' with an Emphasis on Catechin Production.

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    Liu, Guo-Feng; Han, Zhuo-Xiao; Feng, Lin; Gao, Li-Ping; Gao, Ming-Jun; Gruber, Margaret Y; Zhang, Zhao-Liang; Xia, Tao; Wan, Xiao-Chun; Wei, Shu

    2017-03-23

    In this study, shade-induced conversion from a young pale/yellow leaf phenotype to a green leaf phenotype was studied using metabolic and transcriptomic profiling and the albino cultivar 'Yu-Jin-Xiang' ('YJX') of Camellia sinensis for a better understanding of mechanisms underlying the phenotype shift and the altered catechin and theanine production. Shaded leaf greening resulted from an increase in leaf chlorophyll and carotenoid abundance and chloroplast development. A total of 1,196 differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were identified between the 'YJX' pale and shaded green leaves, and these DEGs affected 'chloroplast organization' and 'response to high light' besides many other biological processes and pathways. Metabolic flux redirection and transcriptomic reprogramming were found in flavonoid and carotenoid pathways of the 'YJX' pale leaves and shaded green leaves to different extents compared to the green cultivar 'Shu-Cha-Zao'. Enhanced production of the antioxidant quercetin rather than catechin biosynthesis was correlated positively with the enhanced transcription of FLAVONOL SYNTHASE and FLAVANONE/FLAVONOL HYDROXYLASES leading to quercetin accumulation and negatively correlated to suppressed LEUCOANTHOCYANIDIN REDUCTASE, ANTHOCYANIDIN REDUCTASE and SYNTHASE leading to catechin biosynthesis. The altered levels of quercetin and catechins in 'YJX' will impact on its tea flavor and health benefits.

  13. Overexpression of a glycosyltransferase gene SrUGT74G1 from Stevia improved growth and yield of transgenic Arabidopsis by catechin accumulation.

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    Guleria, Praveen; Yadav, Sudesh Kumar

    2014-03-01

    Steviol glycoside and gibberellin biosynthetic routes are known as divergent branches of a common origin in Stevia. A UDP-glycosyltransferase encoded by SrUGT74G1 catalyses the conversion of steviolbioside into stevioside in Stevia rebaudiana leaves. In the present study, transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana overexpressing SrUGT74G1 cDNA from Stevia were developed to check the probability of stevioside biosynthesis in them. However, stevioside accumulation was not evident in transgenics. Also, the transgenic Arabidopsis showed no change in GA3 content on SrUGT74G1 overexpression. Surprisingly, significant accumulation of catechin was noticed in transgenics. The transgenics showed a considerable increase in shoot length, root length and rosette area. An increase in free radical scavenging activity of transgenics was noticed. Moreover, the seed yield of transgenics was also increased by 6-15% than control. Additionally, variation in trichome branching pattern on leaf surface of transgenics was observed. The trichome branching pattern was also validated by exogenous catechin exposure (10, 50, 100 ng ml(-1)) to control plants. Hence, present study reports the probable role of SrUGT74G1 from Stevia in catechin accumulation of transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana. Thus, detailed study in present perspective has revealed the role of Stevia SrUGT74G1 gene in trichome branching pattern, improved vegetative growth, scavenging potential and seed yield by catechin accumulation in transgenic Arabidopsis.

  14. Synthesis of modified proanthocyanidins: easy and general introduction of a hydroxy group at C-6 of catechin; efficient synthesis of elephantorrhizol.

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    Boyer, François-Didier; Es-Safi, Nour-Eddine; Beauhaire, Josiane; Guernevé, Christine Le; Ducrot, Paul-Henri

    2005-02-01

    A general procedure for the oxidation of catechin derivatives is described, leading to the introduction of a new hydroxy group at C-6. This procedure has been applied for the synthesis of elephantorrhizol, a natural flavan-3-ol exhibiting a fully substituted cycle A.

  15. Determination of rutin, catechin, epicatechin, and epicatechin gallate in buckwheat Fagopyrum esculentum Moench by micro-high-performance liquid chromatography with electrochemical detection.

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    Danila, Ana-Maria; Kotani, Akira; Hakamata, Hideki; Kusu, Fumiyo

    2007-02-21

    A simple and sensitive method has been developed for determining rutin, catechin, epicatechin, and epicatechin gallate in buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench) flour and seeds by micro-high-performance liquid chromatography with electrochemical detection. Chromatography was performed using an octadecylsilica column, acetonitrile-water-formic acid (13:87:1, v/v/v) as a mobile phase, and an applied potential at +0.5 V vs Ag/AgCl. We found that Japanese buckwheat flour contains rutin (12.7 mg/100 g), catechin (3.30 mg/100 g), epicatechin (20.5 mg/100 g), and epicatechin gallate (1.27 mg/100 g). The relative standard deviations for rutin, catechin, epicatechin, and epicatechin gallate peak heights were less than 0.86% (n = 5). The detection limit of rutin was 0.86 ng/mL. Moreover, the present method was applied to the distribution analysis of these compounds in buckwheat seed. The embryo proper and cotyledons of a mature buckwheat seed contained rutin with the highest concentration as compared to other parts. This method is useful in determining rutin, catechin, epicatechin, and epicatechin gallate in buckwheat with a small amount of sample for quality control in the food industry.

  16. Simultaneous determination of catechins, caffeine and gallic acids in green, Oolong, black and pu-erh teas using HPLC with a photodiode array detector.

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    Zuo, Yuegang; Chen, Hao; Deng, Yiwei

    2002-05-16

    A simple and fast HPLC method using a photodiode array detector was developed for simultaneous determination of four major catechins, gallic acid and caffeine. After multiple extractions with aqueous methanol and acidic methanol solutions, tea extract was separated within 20 min using a methanol-acetate-water buffer gradient elution system on a C(18) column. The sample extraction data demonstrated that the single extraction used in the previous studies with aqueous acetonitrile or methanol is not sufficient; the multiple extraction procedure is essential for the quantitative analysis of catechins, phenolic acids and caffeine in teas. Several green, Oolong, black and pu-erh teas were successfully analyzed by this method. The analytical results obtained indicated that green teas contain higher content of catechins [(-)-epigallocatechin gallate, (-)-epigallocatechin, (-)-epicatechin gallate, and (-)-epicatechin] than both Oolong, pu-erh and black teas because fermentation process during the tea manufacturing reduced the levels of catechins significantly. The fermentation process also remarkably elevated the levels of gallic acid in full-fermented pu-erh and black teas. Another interesting finding is the low level of caffeine in Oolong teas, especially in Fujian Oolong tea.

  17. Simultaneous detection of green tea catechins and gallic acid in human serum after ingestion of green tea tablets using ion-pair high-performance liquid chromatography with electrochemical detection.

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    Narumi, Keiko; Sonoda, Jun-Ichiro; Shiotani, Keita; Shigeru, Michihiro; Shibata, Masayuki; Kawachi, Akio; Tomishige, Erisa; Sato, Keizo; Motoya, Toshiro

    2014-01-15

    We developed an analytical method for the simultaneous determination of tea catechins and gallic acid (GA) in human serum using ion-pair high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with electrochemical detection. GA was measured to estimate the amount of gallate moiety produced by degradation of gallated catechins ((-)-epicatechin-3-gallate, ECG; (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate, EGCG). Ethyl gallate was adopted as an internal standard to correct for the extraction efficiency. To maximize extraction efficiency, a hydrophobic polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) filter was selected for pre-treatment prior to separation. HPLC separation was performed using a C18 reversed-phase column with a gradient mobile phase of phosphate buffer (pH 2.5) containing tetrahexylammonium hydrogensulfate as an ion-pair reagent. Using this method, (-)-epicatechin (EC), (-)-epigallocatechin (EGC), ECG, EGCG, ethyl gallate, and GA were detected as single peaks. The resolution values for target analytes were 4.0-13.0 and the mean values of the absolute recoveries of catechins and GA were 77.3-93.9%. The detection limits for catechins and GA in serum were 0.4-3.1ng/mL. The serum catechin levels of eight healthy volunteers after ingestion of a single dose of green tea tablets were measured using this method. The concentration of total catechins (free+conjugated forms) in serum peaked 60min after ingestion. From these results, this method is thought to enable the simultaneous quantification of GA, the hydrolysis product of gallated catechins, and target catechins, and to be sufficiently sensitive for pharmacokinetic studies of catechins following oral administration of green tea.

  18. Simultaneous Determination of Black Tea-Derived Catechins and Theaflavins in Tissues of Tea Consuming Animals Using Ultra-Performance Liquid-Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry

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    Ganguly, Souradipta; G., Taposh Kumar; Mantha, Sudarshan

    2016-01-01

    The bioavailability, tissue distribution and metabolic fate of the major tea polyphenols, catechins and theaflavins as well as their gallated derivatives are yet to be precisely elucidated on a single identification platform for assessment of their relative bioefficacy in vivo. This is primarily due to the lack of suitable analytical tools for their simultaneous determination especially in an in vivo setting, which continues to constrain the evaluation of their relative health beneficiary potential and therefore prospective therapeutic application. Herein, we report a rapid and sensitive Ultra-Performance Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS) based method for the simultaneous determination of the major catechins and theaflavins in black tea infusions as well as in different vital tissues and body fluids of tea-consuming guinea pigs. This method allowed efficient separation of all polyphenols within seven minutes of chromatographic run and had a lower limit of quantification (LLOQ) of ~5 ng/ml. Using this method, almost all bioactive catechins and theaflavins could be simultaneously detected in the plasma of guinea pigs orally administered 5% black tea for 14 days. Our method could further detect the majority of these polyphenols in the lung and kidney as well as identify the major catechin metabolites in the urine of the tea-consuming animals. Overall, our study presents a novel tool for simultaneous detection and quantitation of both catechins and theaflavins in a single detection platform that could potentially enable precise elucidation of their relative bioavailability and bioefficacy as well as true health beneficiary potential in vivo. Such information would ultimately facilitate the accurate designing of therapeutic strategies utilizing high efficacy formulations of tea polyphenols for effective mitigation of oxidative damage and inflammation in humans as well as prevention of associated diseases. PMID:27695123

  19. Preparative Separation of Catechin and Epi-Catechin by High Performance Counter-Current Chromatography%儿茶素和表儿茶素异构体的高效逆流色谱分离制备

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    成超; 尹鹭; 曹学丽; 徐静

    2012-01-01

    应用高效逆流色谱法(HPCCC)对茶叶中的儿茶素和表儿茶素两种同分异构体的分离制备方法进行研究。结果表明:以正己烷-乙酸乙酯-水(体积比1:20:20)为两相溶剂系统,上相为固定相,下相为流动相,可以实现儿茶素和表儿茶素的完全分离。采用138mL的分离柱、1g儿茶素粗提物,在120min内一次制备即可得到纯度在95%以上的表儿茶素约35mg,纯度在99%以上的儿茶素325mg,纯度90%~99%的儿茶素100mg。%High performance counter-current chromatography(HPCCC) was used for the separation and preparation of two isomers,catechin and epicatechin from crude extract of green tea.The results indicated that catechin and epicatechin could be separated completely by HPCCC using a two-phase solvent system composed of hexane,ethyl acetate and water(1:20:20,V/V) to form an upper phase as the stationary phase and a lower phase as the mobile phase.By using a 138 mL separation column,approximately 35mg of epicatechin( 95% purity) and 325mg of( 99% purity) or 100mg of(90%-99% purity) cetechin were obtained from 1 g of crude extract through one-step separation in 120 min.

  20. A β-glucosidase from Novosphingobium sp. GX9 with high catalytic efficiency toward isoflavonoid glycoside hydrolysis and (+)-catechin transglycosylation.

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    Du, Liqin; Wang, Zilong; Zhao, Yingli; Huang, Jinqun; Pang, Hao; Wei, Yutuo; Lin, Lihua; Huang, Ribo

    2014-08-01

    In view of the important role of isoflavonoids and their related glycoconjugates in human health, there is considerable interest in their enzymatic conversion. SBGL, a novel β-glucosidase isolated from Novosphingobium sp. GX9, was expressed in Escherichia coli and found to have high activity for hydrolysis of daidzin and genistin. SBGL showed very low K m values for daidzin and genistin, and the k cat/K m values for these substrates were 33,300 and 19,200 s(-1) mM(-1), respectively. The SBGL glucosidase could also transglycosylate the flavanol (+)-catechin at saturating acceptor concentrations, which has not previously been reported for a β-glucosidase and is difficult to achieve synthetically.

  1. Identification of Catechin, Syringic Acid, and Procyanidin B2 in Wine as Stimulants of Gastric Acid Secretion.

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    Liszt, Kathrin Ingrid; Eder, Reinhard; Wendelin, Sylvia; Somoza, Veronika

    2015-09-09

    Organic acids of wine, in addition to ethanol, have been identified as stimulants of gastric acid secretion. This study characterized the influence of other wine compounds, particularly phenolic compounds, on proton secretion. Forty wine parameters were determined in four red wines and six white wines, including the contents of organic acids and phenolic compounds. The secretory activity of the wines was determined in a gastric cell culture model (HGT-1 cells) by means of a pH-sensitive fluorescent dye. Red wines stimulated proton secretion more than white wines. Lactic acid and the phenolic compounds syringic acid, catechin, and procyanidin B2 stimulated proton secretion and correlated with the pro-secretory effect of the wines. Addition of the phenolic compounds to the least active white wine sample enhanced its proton secretory effect by 65 ± 21% (p tasting phenolic compounds in wine contribute to its stimulatory effect on gastric acid secretion.

  2. Epimerization of green tea catechins during brewing does not affect the ability to poison human type II topoisomerases.

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    Timmel, M Anne; Byl, Jo Ann W; Osheroff, Neil

    2013-04-15

    (-)-Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is the most abundant and biologically active polyphenol in green tea (Camellia sinensis) leaves, and many of its cellular effects are consistent with its actions as a topoisomerase II poison. In contrast to genistein and several related bioflavonoids that act as interfacial poisons, EGCG was the first bioflavonoid shown to act as a covalent topoisomerase II poison. Although studies routinely examine the effects of dietary phytochemicals on enzyme and cellular systems, they often fail to consider that many compounds are altered during cooking or cellular metabolism. To this point, the majority of EGCG and related catechins in green tea leaves are epimerized during the brewing process. Epimerization inverts the stereochemistry of the bond that bridges the B- and C-rings and converts EGCG to (-)-gallocatechin gallate (GCG). Consequently, a significant proportion of EGCG that is ingested during the consumption of green tea is actually GCG. Therefore, the effects of GCG and related epimerized green tea catechins on human topoisomerase IIα and IIβ were characterized. GCG increased levels of DNA cleavage mediated by both enzyme isoforms with an activity that was similar to that of EGCG. GCG acted primarily by inhibiting the ability of topoisomerase IIα and IIβ to ligate cleaved DNA. Several lines of evidence indicate that GCG functions as a covalent topoisomerase II poison that adducts the enzyme. Finally, epimerization did not affect the reactivity of the chemical substituents (the three hydroxyl groups on the B-ring) that were required for enzyme poisoning. Thus, the activity of covalent topoisomerase II poisons appears to be less sensitive to stereochemical changes than interfacial poisons.

  3. Fluorescent detection of lead in environmental water and urine samples using enzyme mimics of catechin-synthesized Au nanoparticles.

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    Wu, Yan-Shiuan; Huang, Fan-Feng; Lin, Yang-Wei

    2013-02-01

    A facile, cost-effective, and sensitive fluorescent method for Pb²⁺ ion detection had been developed using catechin synthesized gold nanoparticles (C-Au NPs). The Pb-catechin complexes and Pb-Au alloys that formed on the C-Au NPs surfaces allowed NPs to exhibit peroxidase-mimicking catalytic activity in the H₂O₂-mediated oxidation of Amplex UltraRed (AUR). In 5 mM Tris-acetate buffers at pH 7.0, the H₂O₂-AUR-C-Au NP probe was highly selective (>100-fold) for Pb²⁺ ions in the presence of other tested metal ions (K⁺, Ag⁺, Na⁺, Cd²⁺, Ni²⁺, Ca²⁺, Hg²⁺, Sr²⁺, Co²⁺, Cu²⁺, Ba²⁺, Fe²⁺, Mg²⁺, Cr³⁺, and Fe³⁺ ions). The fluorescence intensity (excitation/emission maxima ∼540/588 nm) of the AUR product was proportional to the concentration of Pb²⁺ ions in the range of 10 nM-1.0 μM with a linear correlation (R² = 0.99). The H₂O₂-AUR-C-Au NP probe detected Pb²⁺ ions with a limit of detection (signal-to-noise ratio: 3) of 1.5 nM. The practicality of the H₂O₂-AUR-C-Au NP probe was validated for the determination of Pb²⁺ ion concentration in environmental water and urine samples, demonstrating its advantages of simplicity, selectivity, and sensitivity.

  4. Developments in Preparation of Lipid-Soluble Catechins Compounds%脂溶性儿茶素类化合物的制备研究进展

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    朱晋萱; 金青哲; 张士康; 朱跃进

    2012-01-01

    Catechin compounds is one kind of polyphenol antioxidant that possess a great physiological aetivties. In this paper, progress of lipid-soluble catechins' preparation that use molecules modification were reviewed. Chemical method is mainly using carbonyl chlorides and catechin compounds in reaction under the role of chemical catalyst to prepare lipid-soluble catechins. But acylation reaction happened at different locus. The carbon chain length of acyl donors generally is more than 8. Enzymatic modification is mainly using fatty acid or fatty acid ester with catechins under the role of lipase, then direct esterification or ester exchange happened to get lipid-soluble catechins. Alkyl is bonded in catchin compounds, thus solubility in oil system of the catechin compounds is raising, and expand the application fields.%儿茶素类化合物是一类具有多种生理活性的多酚类抗氧化剂.本文综述了国内外利用分子修饰法制备脂溶性儿茶素类化合物的进展。化学法主要利用酰氯在化学催化剂作用下反应制备脂溶性儿茶素.但是酰化反应发生的位点有所不同.总的来说酰基供体碳链长度一般大于等于8;酶法主要利用脂肪酶使脂肪酸或脂肪酸酯通过直接酯化或酯交换反应制备脂溶性儿茶素.在儿茶素及其化合物上键合烷基.由此提高了儿茶素类化合物在油脂体系中的溶解度,拓展了其应用领域。

  5. Cytoprotection by almond skin extracts or catechins of hepatocyte cytotoxicity induced by hydroperoxide (oxidative stress model) versus glyoxal or methylglyoxal (carbonylation model).

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    Dong, Qiang; Banaich, Monica S; O'Brien, Peter J

    2010-04-29

    Oxidative and carbonyl stress are detrimental in the pathogenesis of diabetic complications, as well as in other chronic diseases. However, this process may be decreased by dietary bioactive compounds. Almond skin is an abundant source of bioactive compounds and antioxidants, including polyphenolic flavonoids, which may contribute to the decrease in oxidative and carbonyl stress. In this study, four Almond Skin Extracts (ASEI, ASEII, ASEIII, and ASEIV) were prepared by different methods and evaluated for their antioxidant activity. The order of the polyphenol content (total muM gallic acid equivalents) of the four extracts was found to be, in decreasing order of effectiveness: ASEI>ASEIII>ASEIV>ASEII. The order of Ferric-reducing antioxidant power (FRAP, microM FeSO(4)/g) value, in decreasing order was ASEI (216)>ASEIII (176)>ASEIV (89)>ASEII (85). The order of ASE effectiveness for decreasing protein carbonyation induced by the copper Fenton reaction was ASEI>ASEIV>ASEII>ASEIII. The order of antioxidant effectiveness for inhibiting tertiary-butyl hydroperoxide (TBH) induced microsomal lipid peroxidation was ASEI>ASEIV>ASEII, ASEIII. Also, the order of ASE effectiveness for inhibiting TBH induced hepatocyte cell death was: ASEIII, ASEIV>ASEI, ASEII. Catechin also protected hepatocytes from TBH induced hepatocyte, lipid peroxidation and cytotoxicity. In a cell free model, equimolar concentrations of catechin or epicatechin rescued serum albumin from protein carbonylation induced by methylglyoxal (MGO). Catechin, epicatechin and ASEI all decreased gloxal induced hepatocyte cell death and reactive oxygen species (ROS) formation in GSH-depleted hepatocytes. Catechin and epicatechin protected against GO or MGO induced hepatocyte cell death, protein carbonylation and ROS formation. Catechin was more effective than epicatechin. Our results suggest that (a) bioactive almond skin constituents in the non-lipophilic polyphenol extract were the most effective at protecting

  6. Effect of green tea catechins and hydrolyzable tannins on benzo[a]pyrene-induced DNA adducts and structure-activity relationship.

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    Cao, Pengxiao; Cai, Jian; Gupta, Ramesh C

    2010-04-19

    Green tea catechins and hydrolyzable tannins are gaining increasing attention as chemopreventive agents. However, their mechanism of action is poorly understood. We investigated the effects of four green tea catechins and two hydrolyzable tannins on microsome-induced benzo[a]pyrene (BP)-DNA adducts and the possible structure-activity relationship. BP (1 microM) was incubated with rat liver microsomes and DNA in the presence of the test compound (1-200 microM) or vehicle. The purified DNA was analyzed by (32)P-postlabeling. The inhibitory activity of the catechins was in the following descending order: epigallocatechin gallate (IC(50) = 16 microM) > epicatechin gallate (24 microM) > epigallocatechin (146 microM) > epicatechin (462 microM), suggesting a correlation between the number of adjacent aromatic hydroxyl groups in the molecular structure and their potencies. Tannic acid (IC(50) = 4 microM) and pentagalloglucose (IC(50) = 26 microM) elicited as much DNA adduct inhibitory activity as the catechins or higher presumably due to the presence of more functional hydroxyl groups. To determine if the activity of these compounds was due to direct interaction of phenolic groups with electrophilic metabolite(s) of BP, DNA was incubated with anti-benzo[a]pyrene-7,8-diol-9,10-epoxide (anti-BPDE) (0.5 microM) in the presence of test compounds (200 microM) or vehicle. Significant inhibition of DNA adduct formation was found (tannic acid > pentagalloglucose > epigallocatechin gallate > epicatechin gallate). This notion was confirmed by analysis of the reaction products of anti-BPDE with the catechins and pentagalloglucose by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry. In conclusion, our data demonstrate that green tea catechins and the hydrolyzable tannins are highly effective in inhibiting BP-DNA adduct formation at least, in part, due to direct interaction of adjacent hydroxyl groups in their structures and that the activity is

  7. Research Progress on Pharmacokinetics of Tea Catechins%茶儿茶素代谢动力学研究进展

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    陈留记; 杨贤强; 金明向

    2001-01-01

    Tea catechin is a high effective and low toxic scavenger of freeradical and has various pharmacological and healthy functions. Its absorption,distribution,biologic transformation and excretion were summarized in this paper,so as to provide some theoretical reference for further study of tea catechin.%茶儿茶素是一种高效低毒的自由基清除剂,具有多种药理和保健功能。本文综述了茶儿茶素在动物体内的吸收、分布、生物转化及排泄过程的研究进展,以期为茶儿茶素药理药效的深入研究提供一定的理论参考。

  8. 柱色谱分离制备无酯儿茶素%Column chromatography separation preparation of catechins without ethyl acetate

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    刘伟; 陈茜; 周洁; 龚正礼

    2012-01-01

    Objective:To explore the technology of the preparation of no ethyl acetate catechins.Methods:Based on previous studies,using the dust and broken tea as raw materials,ethanol and resins were used for the preparation of no ethyl acetate catechins.Firstly,taking the ethanol concentration of 80% as solvent to extract the tea.The extraction conditions were tea leaves-to-ethanol ratio of 1:20,extraction time of 50min and extraction temperature of 70℃.Secondly,on the basis of the resin screening test and column efficiency test,the dynamic adsorption and desorption test were designed to optimize the technology conditions of dynamic adsorption and desorption of catechin.Results:Under the optimum extraction conditions,the leaching rate of catechin was 20.16%.Polyamide resin was screened for the purification of catechins.The optimal adsorption conditions were sample flow velocity in 1BV/h,concentration of tea of 20mg/mL.The optimal deabsorption conditions were flow rate of 1BV/h,gradient elution with 1.2BV water,1BV 25% ethanol and 1BV 80% ethanol solution respectively.The prepared catechin contained total catechins≥80%,EGCG≥60%,CAF≤0.5%,and the yield≥7%.Conclusion:According to the best technical conditions of the trial for the preparation of no ethyl acetate catechins,the product was fully meeting the requirements of no ethyl acetate catechins.%目的:探索制备无酯儿茶素的工艺。方法:在前人研究的基础上,以绿茶碎末为原料,用乙醇树脂法制备无酯儿茶素产品。先用80%乙醇,按照料液比1:20、浸提50min、温度70℃的浸提工艺对茶叶进行浸提,并在树脂筛选实验和柱效实验的基础上,设计动态吸附及解吸实验,优化动态吸附与解吸儿茶素的工艺条件。结果:在该浸提条件下,儿茶素的提取率为20.16%;筛选出聚酰胺树脂来纯化儿茶素,纯化的最佳工艺条件为:上样流速1BV/h、料液浓度为20mg/mL;解吸流速为1BV/h,分别用1.2BV

  9. Biomimetic Modeling of Copper Complexes: A Study of Enantioselective Catalytic Oxidation on D-(+-Catechin and L-(−-Epicatechin with Copper Complexes

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    Francesco G. Mutti

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available The biomimetic catalytic oxidations of the dinuclear and trinuclear copper(II complexes versus two catechols, namely, D-(+-catechin and L-(−-epicatechin to give the corresponding quinones are reported. The unstable quinones were trapped by the nucleophilic reagent, 3-methyl-2-benzothiazolinone hydrazone (MBTH, and have been calculated the molar absorptivities of the different quinones. The catalytic efficiency is moderate, as inferred by kinetic constants, but the complexes exhibit significant enantio-differentiating ability towards the catechols, albeit for the dinuclear complexes, this enantio-differentiating ability is lower. In all cases, the preferred enantiomeric substrate is D-(+-catechin to respect the other catechol, because of the spatial disposition of this substrate.

  10. Level of catechin, myricetin, quercetin and isoquercitrin in buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench), changes of their levels during vegetation and their effect on the growth of selected weeds.

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    Kalinova, Jana; Vrchotova, Nadezda

    2009-04-01

    Buckwheat is well-known as a crop rich in flavonoids, however, attention has usually only been paid to the main flavonoid rutin as an important natural antioxidant or as a possible allelopathic compound. Therefore, some of the other constituents found within individual plant parts of buckwheat (isoquercitrin, quercetin, catechin, and myricetin), as well as changes of their level during the growing season, were determined by HPLC analysis. The effects of these compounds on plant growth were proved on seven plant species. In buckwheat, isoquercitrin represented the largest component of the selected compounds. The strongest inhibitive effects on the growth of those selected plants were produced by catechin. Quercetin and isoquercitrin had weak inhibitive effects. Myricetin did not show any influence on plant growth. Hence we suppose that myricetin, isoquercetin and quercetin do not have important function in allelopathy of buckwheat. Buckwheat as row material for functional foods could be a significant source of another antioxidant, isoquercitrin.

  11. Quantitative comparison of cancer and normal cell adhesion using organosilane monolayer templates: an experimental study on the anti-adhesion effect of green-tea catechins.

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    Sakamoto, Rumi; Kakinuma, Eisuke; Masuda, Kentaro; Takeuchi, Yuko; Ito, Kosaku; Iketaki, Kentaro; Matsuzaki, Takahisa; Nakabayashi, Seiichiro; Yoshikawa, Hiroshi Y; Yamamoto, Hideaki; Sato, Yuko; Tanii, Takashi

    2016-09-01

    The main constituent of green tea, (-)-Epigallocatechin-3-O-gallate (EGCG), is known to have cancer-specific chemopreventive effects. In the present work, we investigated how EGCG suppresses cell adhesion by comparing the adhesion of human pancreatic cancer cells (AsPC-1 and BxPC-3) and their counterpart, normal human embryonic pancreas-derived cells (1C3D3), in catechin-containing media using organosilane monolayer templates (OMTs). The purpose of this work is (1) to evaluate the quantitativeness in the measurement of cell adhesion with the OMT and (2) to show how green-tea catechins suppress cell adhesion in a cancer-specific manner. For the first purpose, the adhesion of cancer and normal cells was compared using the OMT. The cell adhesion in different type of catechins such as EGCG, (-)-Epicatechin-3-O-gallate (ECG) and (-)-Epicatechin (EC) was also evaluated. The measurements revealed that the anti-adhesion effect of green-tea catechins is cancer-specific, and the order is EGCG≫ECG>EC. The results agree well with the data reported to date, showing the quantitativeness of the new method. For the second purpose, the contact area of cells on the OMT was measured by reflection interference contrast microscopy. The cell-OMT contact area of cancer cells decreases with increasing EGCG concentration, whereas that of normal cells remains constant. The results reveal a twofold action of EGCG on cancer cell adhesion-suppressing cell attachment to a candidate adhesion site and decreasing the contact area of the cells-and validates the use of OMT as a tool for screening cancer cell adhesion.

  12. Quercetin 7-O-glucoside suppresses nitrite-induced formation of dinitrosocatechins and their quinones in catechin/nitrite systems under stomach simulating conditions.

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    Morina, Filis; Takahama, Umeo; Yamauchi, Ryo; Hirota, Sachiko; Veljovic-Jovanovic, Sonja

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    Foods of plant origin contain flavonoids. In the adzuki bean, (+)-catechin, quercetin 3-O-rutinoside (rutin), and quercetin 7-O-β-D-glucopyranoside (Q7G) are the major flavonoids. During mastication of foods prepared from the adzuki bean, the flavonoids are mixed with saliva and swallowed into the stomach. Here we investigated the interactions between Q7G and (+)-catechin at pH 2, which may proceed in the stomach after the ingestion of foods prepared from the adzuki bean. Q7G reacted with nitrous acid producing nitric oxide (˙NO) and a glucoside of 2-(3,4-dihydroxybenzoyl)-2,4,6-trihydroxy-3(2H)-benzofuranone. (+)-Catechin reacted with nitrous acid producing ˙NO and 6,8-dinitrosocatechin. The production of the dinitrosocatechin was partly suppressed by Q7G, and the suppression resulted in the enhancement of Q7G oxidation. 6,8-Dinitrosocatechin reacted further with nitrous acid generating the o-quinone, and the quinone formation was effectively suppressed by Q7G. In the flavonoids investigated, the suppressive effect decreased in the order Q7G≈quercetin>kaempferol>quercetin 4'-O-glucoside>rutin. Essentially the same results were obtained when (-)-epicatechin was used instead of (+)-catechin. The results indicate that nitrous acid-induced formation of 6,8-dinitrosocatechins and the o-quinones can be suppressed by flavonols in the stomach, and that both a hydroxyl group at C3 and ortho-hydroxyl groups in the B-ring are required for efficient suppression.

  13. Positive allosteric modulation of the GHB high-affinity binding site by the GABAA receptor modulator monastrol and the flavonoid catechin.

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    Eghorn, Laura F; Hoestgaard-Jensen, Kirsten; Kongstad, Kenneth T; Bay, Tina; Higgins, David; Frølund, Bente; Wellendorph, Petrine

    2014-10-05

    γ-Hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) is a metabolite of γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and a proposed neurotransmitter in the mammalian brain. We recently identified α4βδ GABAA receptors as possible high-affinity GHB targets. GABAA receptors are highly sensitive to allosteric modulation. Thus to investigate whether GHB high-affinity binding sites are also sensitive to allosteric modulation, we screened both known GABAA receptor ligands and a library of natural compounds in the rat cortical membrane GHB specific high-affinity [3H]NCS-382 binding assay. Two hits were identified: Monastrol, a positive allosteric modulator of GABA function at δ-containing GABAA receptors, and the naturally occurring flavonoid catechin. These compounds increased [3H]NCS-382 binding to 185-272% in high micromolar concentrations. Monastrol and (+)-catechin significantly reduced [3H]NCS-382 dissociation rates and induced conformational changes in the binding site, demonstrating a positive allosteric modulation of radioligand binding. Surprisingly, binding of [3H]GHB and the GHB high-affinity site-specific radioligands [125I]BnOPh-GHB and [3H]HOCPCA was either decreased or only weakly increased, indicating that the observed modulation was critically probe-dependent. Both monastrol and (+)-catechin were agonists at recombinant α4β3δ receptors expressed in Xenopus laevis oocytes. When monastrol and GHB were co-applied no changes were seen compared to the individual responses. In summary, we have identified the compounds monastrol and catechin as the first allosteric modulators of GHB high-affinity binding sites. Despite their relatively weak affinity, these compounds may aid in further characterization of the GHB high-affinity sites that are likely to represent certain GABAA receptors.

  14. 儿茶素衍生物合成及药理作用研究进展%Research Advance in Synthesis and Pharmacological Effects of Catechin Derivatives

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    于莎莎; 丁阳平; 罗赛; 高明珠; 龚正礼

    2012-01-01

    儿茶素是茶叶中多酚类的主要成分,具有多种药理功能,广泛用于食品、医药及日用化工等领域。但其脂溶性及稳定性差,生物利用率低等缺点使其应用范围受到限制。因此对儿茶素的结构修饰应运而生。本文重点综述儿茶素衍生物主要合成方法——酶法和化学法,简述其生理活性,并对其前景作出展望。%As main polyphenolic components in tea, catechins have various pharmacological functions and are widely used in various fields such as the food, medicine, and daily chemical industries. However, weak liposolubility and stability as well as low bioavailability limit their application in practice. As a result, structural modification of catechins comes into being. This review focuses on the synthesis mainly by enzymatic or chemical modification and biological activities of catechin derivatives. Moreover, their application prospects are forecasted.

  15. 一种快速检测茶叶中儿茶素的HPLC方法%Rapid Detection Catechins in Tea by HPLC Method

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    邓永亮; 冯雷; 吕才有

    2011-01-01

    该方法能够同时测定普洱茶中右旋儿茶素(+C)、表儿茶素(EC)、表没食子儿茶素(EGC)、表儿茶素没食子酸酯(ECC)、表没食子儿茶素没食子酸酯(EGCG)、没食子儿茶素(GC)、儿茶素没食子酸酯(CG)、没食子儿茶素没食子酸酯(GCG)和没食子酸(GA)九种儿茶素组分,各组分获得了理想的分离,且具有良好的线性关系.本方法快速、准确、重复性好,适用于普洱茶中上述9种儿茶素组分的定性及定量分析.%The nine components in tea, including D-catechin ( +C), epicatechin (EC), epigallocatechin( EGC) , epicatechin gallate (ECG) , epigallocatechin gallate ( EGCG) ,gallocatechin(GC) , catechin gallate (CG) , gallocatechin gallate (GCG)and gallic acid(GA) nine components in tea were simultaneously determined by HPLC method. Using the method, the separation of each component was ideal, and with a good linear relationship. The method was rapid, accurate, reproducible and suitable for the qualitative and quantitative analysis of nine components of catechins in the Puer tea.

  16. Molecular interaction studies of green tea catechins as multitarget drug candidates for the treatment of Parkinson's disease: computational and structural insights.

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    Azam, Faizul; Mohamed, Najah; Alhussen, Fatma

    2015-01-01

    Green tea catechins have extensively been studied for their imminent role in reducing the risk of various neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease (PD). Understanding the molecular interaction of these compounds with various anti-Parkinsonian drug targets is of interest. The present study is intended to explore binding modes of catechins with molecular targets having potential role in PD. Lamarckian genetic algorithm methodology was adopted for molecular docking simulations employing AutoDock 4.2 program. Toxicity potential and molecular properties responsible for good pharmacokinetic profile were calculated by Osiris property explorer and Molinspiration online toolkit, respectively. A strong correlation coefficient (r(2) = 0.893) was obtained between experimentally reported and docking predicted activities of native co-crystallized ligands of the 18 target receptors used in current study. Analysis of docked conformations revealed monoamine oxidase-B as most promising, while N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor was recognized as the least favorable target for catechins. Benzopyran skeleton with a phenyl group substituted at the 2-position and a hydroxyl (or ester) function at the 3-position has been identified as common structural requirements at majority of the targets. The present findings suggest that epigallocatechin gallate is the most promising lead to be developed as multitarget drug for the design and development of novel anti-Parkinsonian agents.

  17. 茶儿茶素对癌细胞凋亡作用的研究%The Apotosis of Cancer Cell Induced by Catechins

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    胡秀芳; 杨贤强

    2001-01-01

    本文研究茶儿茶素诱导白血病癌细胞凋亡的作用及其机理。结果表明,茶儿茶素(包括EGCG,ECG和EGC)在浓度超过50μg/ml时促进白血病癌细胞的凋亡,并在50~300μg/ml浓度范围内存在正的量-效关系。茶儿茶素诱导癌细胞凋亡的可能机理之一是促进自由基的产生,并抑制癌细胞的抗氧化酶。%The effect on the apotosis of K562 leukemia cell and the possiblemechanisms of catechins on the anti-carcinogenetic activity were investigated. Results showed that the catechins (including EGCG,ECG and EGC)induced the apotosis of K562 leukemia cell and showed effect-dose relationship within 50~300 μg/ml. The possible mechanisms are that catechins caused the production of free radicals and inhibited the activities of anti-oxidase such as superoxide dismutase and catalase.

  18. Separation and purification of pine needle catechin by precipitation-adsorption%沉淀-吸附法分离纯化马尾松松针儿茶素

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    高治平; 李元; 刘刚; 何小珍; 彭翔; 莫青青

    2012-01-01

    采用乙醇回流法提取马尾松松针儿茶素,获儿茶素含量为25.0%的粗提物,用金属离子沉淀-树脂吸附法分离纯化,得纯度为91.45%的儿茶素.用金属离子沉淀-树脂吸附法分离纯化松针乙醇粗提物中儿茶素,工艺简单、收率高、成本低、健康环保,有良好的应用前景.%By the method of ethanol refiuxing,we can get the 25% catechin crude extracts,separate and purify the catechin crude extract by metal ions precipitation and resin adsorption, with purity of 91.45%. Using metal ions precipitation-resin adsorption method for separation and purification of catechin which extraction from pine needle by ethanol reflux method,the process is simple,high yield,low cost,environmental health,and has a good application prospect.

  19. Simultaneous determination of catechin, epicatechin and epicatechin gallate in rat plasma by LC-ESI-MS/MS for pharmacokinetic studies after oral administration of Cynomorium songaricum extract.

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    Zhang, Qiu-Hong; Wang, Wen-Biao; Li, Jin; Chang, Yan-Xu; Wang, Yue-Fei; Zhang, Jishu; Zhang, Bo-Li; Gao, Xiu-Mei

    2012-01-01

    A rapid and valid method was developed for simultaneous determination catechin, epicatechin and epicatechin gallate in rat plasmas using scopoletin (103 ng mL(-1)) as an internal standard (IS). The separation was performed on Eclipse plus C18 column (100 mm × 4.6 mm, 1.8 μm) at a flow rate of 0.3 mL min(-1), and acetonitrile-0.1% formic acid was used as mobile phase. The recoveries of three analytes and IS were more than 78.9%. The lower limits of quantitation (LLOQ) in rat plasma were 2.14, 2.38 and 2.08 ng mL(-1) respectively for catechin, epicatechin and epicatechin gallate. Intra-day and inter-day precisions were within 12%. The accuracies were more than 85%. After single oral administration of 15.25 g kg(-1) Cynomorium songaricum extract, C(max) of catechin, epicatechin and epicatechin gallate in rat plasma were respectively 86.69±38.65, 32.57±15.00 and 36.93±12.62 ng mL(-1) while T(max) values were respectively 0.15±0.09, 0.20±0.10 and 0.20±0.13 h. The results demonstrated that the present LC-MS/MS method was sensitive enough for pharmacokinetic study of catichins following oral administration of C. songaricum extract.

  20. An industry consensus study on an HPLC fluorescence method for the determination of (±-catechin and (±-epicatechin in cocoa and chocolate products

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    Bodor Alison

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background This manuscript describes the results of an HPLC study for the determination of the flavan-3-ol monomers, (±-catechin and (±-epicatechin, in cocoa and plain dark and milk chocolate products. The study was performed under the auspices of the National Confectioners Association (NCA and involved the analysis of a series of samples by laboratories of five member companies using a common method. Methodology The method reported in this paper uses reversed phase HPLC with fluorescence detection to analyze (±-epicatechin and (±-catechin extracted with an acidic solvent from defatted cocoa and chocolate. In addition to a variety of cocoa and chocolate products, the sample set included a blind duplicate used to assess method reproducibility. All data were subjected to statistical analysis with outliers eliminated from the data set. Results The percent coefficient of variation (%CV of the sample set ranged from approximately 7 to 15%. Conclusions Further experimental details are described in the body of the manuscript and the results indicate the method is suitable for the determination of (±-catechin and (±-epicatechin in cocoa and chocolate products and represents the first collaborative study of this HPLC method for these compounds in these matrices.

  1. An industry consensus study on an HPLC fluorescence method for the determination of (±)-catechin and (±)-epicatechin in cocoa and chocolate products

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    2011-01-01

    Background This manuscript describes the results of an HPLC study for the determination of the flavan-3-ol monomers, (±)-catechin and (±)-epicatechin, in cocoa and plain dark and milk chocolate products. The study was performed under the auspices of the National Confectioners Association (NCA) and involved the analysis of a series of samples by laboratories of five member companies using a common method. Methodology The method reported in this paper uses reversed phase HPLC with fluorescence detection to analyze (±)-epicatechin and (±)-catechin extracted with an acidic solvent from defatted cocoa and chocolate. In addition to a variety of cocoa and chocolate products, the sample set included a blind duplicate used to assess method reproducibility. All data were subjected to statistical analysis with outliers eliminated from the data set. Results The percent coefficient of variation (%CV) of the sample set ranged from approximately 7 to 15%. Conclusions Further experimental details are described in the body of the manuscript and the results indicate the method is suitable for the determination of (±)-catechin and (±)-epicatechin in cocoa and chocolate products and represents the first collaborative study of this HPLC method for these compounds in these matrices. PMID:21729298

  2. 儿茶素的药理作用研究综述%Review of research on pharmacological effects of catechins

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    徐先祥

    2012-01-01

    The research progress on the pharmacology of catechins and its analogues was reviewed from remarkable pharmacological activities such as antioxidation, cardioprotection, anticancer effect, antibiosis, antiviral, anti-inflammation, immunomodulation, neuroprotection, regulation of glucose and lipid metabolism and so on. It is indicated that catechins has the important medical care application value,future studies on catechins might focus on chiral resolutions and their interactions with metallic ions and proteins in vivo.%对儿茶素及其类似化合物所具有的抗氧化、保护心血管、抗肿瘤、抗菌、抗病毒、抗炎、免疫调节、神经保护、调节糖脂代谢等药理作用进行了综述,指出其具有重要的医疗保健应用价值,儿茶素类的手性研究及其体内与金属离子、蛋白质等物质的相互作用将是今后研究开发的重点.

  3. Chemoselective C-4 aerobic oxidation of catechin derivatives catalyzed by the Trametes villosa laccase/1-hydroxybenzotriazole system: synthetic and mechanistic aspects.

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    Bernini, Roberta; Crisante, Fernanda; Gentili, Patrizia; Morana, Fabio; Pierini, Marco; Piras, Monica

    2011-02-04

    Catechin derivatives were oxidized in air in the presence of the Trametes villosa laccase/1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HBT) system in buffered water/1,4-dioxane as reaction medium. The oxidation products, flavan-3,4-diols and the corresponding C-4 ketones, are bioactive compounds and useful intermediates for the hemisynthesis of proanthocyanidins, plant polyphenols which provide beneficial health properties for humans. Determinations of oxidation potentials excluded that catechin derivatives could be directly oxidized by laccase Cu(II), while it resulted in the H-abstraction from benzylic positions being promptly promoted by the enzyme in the presence of the mediator HBT, the parent species producing in situ the reactive intermediate benzotriazole-N-oxyl (BTNO) radical. A remarkable and unexpected result for the laccase/HBT oxidative system has been the chemoselective insertion of the oxygen atom into the C-4-H bond of catechin derivatives. Mechanistic aspects of the oxidation reaction have been investigated in detail for the first time in order to corroborate these results. Since the collected experimental findings could not alone provide information useful to clarify the origin of the observed chemoselectivity, these data were expressly supplemented with information derived by suitable molecular modeling investigations. The integrated evaluation of the dissociation energies of the C-H bonds calculated both by semiempirical and DFT methods and the differential activation energies of the process estimated by a molecular modeling approach suggested that the observed selective oxidation at the C-4 carbon has a kinetic origin.

  4. Method for the determination of catechin and epicatechin enantiomers in cocoa-based ingredients and products by high-performance liquid chromatography: single-laboratory validation.

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    Machonis, Philip R; Jones, Matthew A; Schaneberg, Brian T; Kwik-Uribe, Catherine L

    2012-01-01

    A single-laboratory validation study was performed for an HPLC method to identify and quantify the flavanol enantiomers (+)- and (-)-epicatechin and (+)- and (-)-catechin in cocoa-based ingredients and products. These compounds were eluted isocratically with an ammonium acetate-methanol mobile phase applied to a modified beta-cyclodextrin chiral stationary phase and detected using fluorescence. Spike recovery experiments using appropriate matrix blanks, along with cocoa extract, cocoa powder, and dark chocolate, were used to evaluate accuracy, repeatability, specificity, LOD, LOQ, and linearity of the method as performed by a single analyst on multiple days. In all samples analyzed, (-)-epicatechin was the predominant flavanol and represented 68-91% of the total monomeric flavanols detected. For the cocoa-based products, within-day (intraday) precision for (-)-epicatechin was between 1.46-3.22%, for (+)-catechin between 3.66-6.90%, and for (-)-catechin between 1.69-6.89%; (+)-epicatechin was not detected in these samples. Recoveries for the three sample types investigated ranged from 82.2 to 102.1% at the 50% spiking level, 83.7 to 102.0% at the 100% spiking level, and 80.4 to 101.1% at the 200% spiking level. Based on performance results, this method may be suitable for routine laboratory use in analysis of cocoa-based ingredients and products.

  5. Inhibition of Leishmania (Leishmania amazonensis and rat arginases by green tea EGCG, (+-catechin and (--epicatechin: a comparative structural analysis of enzyme-inhibitor interactions.

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    Matheus Balduíno Goncalves dos Reis

    Full Text Available Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG, a dietary polyphenol (flavanol from green tea, possesses leishmanicidal and antitrypanosomal activity. Mitochondrial damage was observed in Leishmania treated with EGCG, and it contributed to the lethal effect. However, the molecular target has not been defined. In this study, EGCG, (+-catechin and (--epicatechin were tested against recombinant arginase from Leishmania amazonensis (ARG-L and rat liver arginase (ARG-1. The compounds inhibit ARG-L and ARG-1 but are more active against the parasite enzyme. Enzyme kinetics reveal that EGCG is a mixed inhibitor of the ARG-L while (+-catechin and (--epicatechin are competitive inhibitors. The most potent arginase inhibitor is (+-catechin (IC50 = 0.8 µM followed by (--epicatechin (IC50 = 1.8 µM, gallic acid (IC50 = 2.2 µM and EGCG (IC50 = 3.8 µM. Docking analyses showed different modes of interaction of the compounds with the active sites of ARG-L and ARG-1. Due to the low IC50 values obtained for ARG-L, flavanols can be used as a supplement for leishmaniasis treatment.

  6. Mechanical, physico-chemical, and antimicrobial properties of gelatin-based film incorporated with catechin-lysozyme

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    Rawdkuen Saroat

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Microbial activity is a primary cause of deterioration in many foods and is often responsible for reduced quality and safety. Food-borne illnesses associated with E. coli O157:H7, S. aureus, S. enteritidis and L. monocytogenes are a major public health concern throughout the world. A number of methods have been employed to control or prevent the growth of these microorganisms in food. Antimicrobial packaging is one of the most promising active packaging systems for effectively retarding the growth of food spoilage and pathogenic microorganisms. The aim of this study was to determine the mechanical, physico-chemical properties and inhibitory effects of the fish gelatin films against selected food spoilage microorganisms when incorporated with catechin-lysozyme. Results The effect of the catechin-lysozyme combination addition (CLC: 0, 0.125, 0.25, and 0.5%, w/v on fish gelatin film properties was monitored. At the level of 0.5% addition, the CLC showed the greatest elongation at break (EAB at 143.17% with 0.039 mm thickness, and the lowest water vapor permeability (WVP at 6.5 x 10−8 g·mm·h-1·cm-2·Pa-1, whereas the control showed high tensile strength (TS and the highest WVP. Regarding color attributes, the gelatin film without CLC addition gave the highest lightness (L* 91.95 but lowest in redness (a*-1.29 and yellowness (b* 2.25 values. The light transmission of the film did not significantly decrease and nor did film transparency (p>0.05 with increased CLC. Incorporating CLC could not affect the film microstructure. The solubility of the gelatin based film incorporated with CLC was not affected, especially at a high level of addition (p>0.05. Inhibitory activity of the fish gelatin film against E.coli, S.aureus, L. innocua and S. cerevisiae was concentration dependent. Conclusions These findings suggested that CLC incorporation can improve mechanical, physico-chemical, and antimicrobial properties of the resulting films

  7. Augmented cellular uptake of nanoparticles using tea catechins: effect of surface modification on nanoparticle-cell interaction

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    Lu, Yi-Ching; Luo, Pei-Chun; Huang, Chun-Wan; Leu, Yann-Lii; Wang, Tzu-Hao; Wei, Kuo-Chen; Wang, Hsin-Ell; Ma, Yunn-Hwa

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    Nanoparticles may serve as carriers in targeted therapeutics; interaction of the nanoparticles with a biological system may determine their targeting effects and therapeutic efficacy. Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), a major component of tea catechins, has been conjugated with nanoparticles and tested as an anticancer agent. We investigated whether EGCG may enhance nanoparticle uptake by tumor cells. Cellular uptake of a dextran-coated magnetic nanoparticle (MNP) was determined by confocal microscopy, flow cytometry or a potassium thiocyanate colorimetric method. We demonstrated that EGCG greatly enhanced interaction and/or internalization of MNPs (with or without polyethylene glycol) by glioma cells, but not vascular endothelial cells. The enhancing effects are both time- and concentration-dependent. Such effects may be induced by a simple mix of MNPs with EGCG at a concentration as low as 1-3 μM, which increased MNP uptake 2- to 7-fold. In addition, application of magnetic force further potentiated MNP uptake, suggesting a synergetic effect of EGCG and magnetic force. Because the effects of EGCG were preserved at 4 °C, but not when EGCG was removed from the culture medium prior to addition of MNPs, a direct interaction of EGCG and MNPs was implicated. Use of an MNP-EGCG composite produced by adsorption of EGCG and magnetic separation also led to an enhanced uptake. The results reveal a novel interaction of a food component and nanocarrier system, which may be potentially amenable to magnetofection, cell labeling/tracing, and targeted therapeutics.

  8. The Powdering Process with a Set of Ceramic Mills for Green Tea Promoted Catechin Extraction and the ROS Inhibition Effect.

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    Fujioka, Kouki; Iwamoto, Takeo; Shima, Hidekazu; Tomaru, Keiko; Saito, Hideki; Ohtsuka, Masaki; Yoshidome, Akihiro; Kawamura, Yuri; Manome, Yoshinobu

    2016-04-11

    For serving green tea, there are two prominent methods: steeping the leaf or the powdered leaf (matcha style) in hot water. The purpose of the present study was to reveal chemical and functional differences before and after the powdering process of green tea leaf, since powdered green tea may contribute to expanding the functionality because of the different ingesting style. In this study, we revealed that the powdering process with a ceramic mill and stirring in hot water increased the average extracted concentration of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) by more than three times compared with that in leaf tea using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and liquid chromatography-tandem mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) analyses. Moreover, powdered green tea has a higher inhibition effect of reactive oxygen species (ROS) production in vitro compared with the same amount of leaf tea. Our data suggest that powdered green tea might have a different function from leaf tea due to the higher catechin contents and particles.

  9. Application of Green Tea Catechin for Inducing the Osteogenic Differentiation of Human Dedifferentiated Fat Cells in Vitro

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    Koji Kaida

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Despite advances in stem cell biology, there are few effective techniques to promote the osteogenic differentiation of human primary dedifferentiated fat (DFAT cells. We attempted to investigate whether epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG, the main component of green tea catechin, facilitates early osteogenic differentiation and mineralization on DFAT cells in vitro. DFAT cells were treated with EGCG (1.25–10 μM in osteogenic medium (OM with or without 100 nM dexamethasone (Dex for 12 days (hereafter two osteogenic media were designated as OM(Dex and OM. Supplementation of 1.25 μM EGCG to both the media effectively increased the mRNA expression of collagen 1 (COL1A1 and runt-related transcription factor 2 (RUNX2 and also increased proliferation and mineralization. Compared to OM(Dex with EGCG, OM with EGCG induced earlier expression for COL1A1 and RUNX2 at day 1 and higher mineralization level at day 12. OM(Dex with 10 μM EGCG remarkably hampered the proliferation of the DFAT cells. These results suggest that OM(without Dex with EGCG might be a preferable medium to promote proliferation and to induce osteoblast differentiation of DFAT cells. Our findings provide an insight for the combinatory use of EGCG and DFAT cells for bone regeneration and stem cell-based therapy.

  10. Application of Green Tea Catechin for Inducing the Osteogenic Differentiation of Human Dedifferentiated Fat Cells in Vitro.

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    Kaida, Koji; Honda, Yoshitomo; Hashimoto, Yoshiya; Tanaka, Masahiro; Baba, Shunsuke

    2015-11-25

    Despite advances in stem cell biology, there are few effective techniques to promote the osteogenic differentiation of human primary dedifferentiated fat (DFAT) cells. We attempted to investigate whether epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), the main component of green tea catechin, facilitates early osteogenic differentiation and mineralization on DFAT cells in vitro. DFAT cells were treated with EGCG (1.25-10 μM) in osteogenic medium (OM) with or without 100 nM dexamethasone (Dex) for 12 days (hereafter two osteogenic media were designated as OM(Dex) and OM). Supplementation of 1.25 μM EGCG to both the media effectively increased the mRNA expression of collagen 1 (COL1A1) and runt-related transcription factor 2 (RUNX2) and also increased proliferation and mineralization. Compared to OM(Dex) with EGCG, OM with EGCG induced earlier expression for COL1A1 and RUNX2 at day 1 and higher mineralization level at day 12. OM(Dex) with 10 μM EGCG remarkably hampered the proliferation of the DFAT cells. These results suggest that OM(without Dex) with EGCG might be a preferable medium to promote proliferation and to induce osteoblast differentiation of DFAT cells. Our findings provide an insight for the combinatory use of EGCG and DFAT cells for bone regeneration and stem cell-based therapy.

  11. Catechin and quercetin attenuate adipose inflammation in fructose-fed rats and in 3T3-L1 adipocytes

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    Vazquez Prieto, Marcela A.; Bettaieb, Ahmed; Rodriguez Lanzi, Cecilia; Soto, Verónica C.; Perdicaro, Diahann J.; Galmarini, Claudio R.; Haj, Fawaz G.; Miatello, Roberto M.; Oteiza, Patricia I.

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    Scope This study evaluated the capacity of dietary catechin (C), quercetin (Q) and the combination of both (CQ), to attenuate adipose inflammation triggered by high fructose (HFr) consumption in rats and by tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. Methods and results In rats, HFr consumption for 6 wk caused dyslipidemia, insulin resistance, reduced plasma adiponectin, adiposity, and adipose tissue inflammation. Dietary supplementation with 20 mg/kg/d of C, Q and CQ improved all these parameters. In 3T3-L1 adipocytes, C and Q attenuated TNFα-induced elevated protein carbonyls, increased pro-inflammatory cytokine expression (MCP-1, resistin), and decreased adiponectin. The protective effects of C and Q on adipose inflammation are in part associated with their capacity to: i) decrease the activation of the mitogen activated kinases (MAPKs) JNK and p38; and ii) prevent the downregulation of PPARγ. In summary, C and Q, and to a larger extent the combination of both, attenuated adipose pro-inflammatory signaling cascades and regulated the balance of molecules that improve (adiponectin) or impair (TNFα, MCP-1, resistin) insulin sensitivity. Conclusion Together, these findings suggest that dietary Q and C may have potential benefits in mitigating MetS associated adipose inflammation, oxidative stress, and insulin resistance. PMID:25620282

  12. Augmented cellular uptake of nanoparticles using tea catechins: effect of surface modification on nanoparticle-cell interaction.

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    Lu, Yi-Ching; Luo, Pei-Chun; Huang, Chun-Wan; Leu, Yann-Lii; Wang, Tzu-Hao; Wei, Kuo-Chen; Wang, Hsin-Ell; Ma, Yunn-Hwa

    2014-09-07

    Nanoparticles may serve as carriers in targeted therapeutics; interaction of the nanoparticles with a biological system may determine their targeting effects and therapeutic efficacy. Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), a major component of tea catechins, has been conjugated with nanoparticles and tested as an anticancer agent. We investigated whether EGCG may enhance nanoparticle uptake by tumor cells. Cellular uptake of a dextran-coated magnetic nanoparticle (MNP) was determined by confocal microscopy, flow cytometry or a potassium thiocyanate colorimetric method. We demonstrated that EGCG greatly enhanced interaction and/or internalization of MNPs (with or without polyethylene glycol) by glioma cells, but not vascular endothelial cells. The enhancing effects are both time- and concentration-dependent. Such effects may be induced by a simple mix of MNPs with EGCG at a concentration as low as 1-3 μM, which increased MNP uptake 2- to 7-fold. In addition, application of magnetic force further potentiated MNP uptake, suggesting a synergetic effect of EGCG and magnetic force. Because the effects of EGCG were preserved at 4 °C, but not when EGCG was removed from the culture medium prior to addition of MNPs, a direct interaction of EGCG and MNPs was implicated. Use of an MNP-EGCG composite produced by adsorption of EGCG and magnetic separation also led to an enhanced uptake. The results reveal a novel interaction of a food component and nanocarrier system, which may be potentially amenable to magnetofection, cell labeling/tracing, and targeted therapeutics.

  13. Combinational enhancing effects of formulation and encapsulation on digestive stability and intestinal transport of green tea catechins.

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    Son, Yu-Ra; Chung, Jae-Hwan; Ko, Sanghoon; Shim, Soon-Mi

    2016-01-01

    The hypothesis was that green tea catechins (GTCs) formulated with vitamin C and xylitol followed by enteric coating with hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose phthalate (HPMCP) or encapsulated into γ-cyclodextrin (γ-CD) could enhance intestinal absorption of GTCs. Surface morphology and size obtained by SEM were different. Digestive stability of GTCs encapsulated into γ-CD or coated with HPMCP was enhanced up to 65.56% or 57.63%, respectively. When GTCs were formulated, the digestive stability was greater than the one not formulated. Formulated GTCs followed by encapsulation into γ-CD significantly increased intestinal transport. Absorption of GTCs was 2.8%, 9.64%, 11.97%, 8.41% and 14.36% for only GTCs, GTCs encapsulated into γ-CD, formulated GTCs encapsulated into γ-CD, GTCs coated with HPMCP and formulated GTCs coated with HPMCP, respectively. This study suggests that GTCs, formulated with vitamin C and xylitol followed by γ-CD encapsulation or HPMCP enteric coating, provide combinational effect to increase bioavailability of GTCs.

  14. Efficient preparation of catechin thio conjugates by one step extraction/depolymerization of pine (Pinus pinaster) bark procyanidins.

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    Selga, Ariadna; Torres, Josep Lluís

    2005-10-05

    The skin penetrating antioxidant cysteamine derivative of (-)-epicatechin as well as other thio conjugates were efficiently obtained with high yields from pine (Pinus pinaster) bark by simultaneous one pot extraction and depolymerization using water and cysteamine hydrochloride. The influence of the concentration of bark, acid, and cysteamine, as well as the reaction time on the total conversion, was studied. The total conversion into the epicatechin and catechin conjugates was as high as 47 g/kg pine bark with 1666 g cysteamine/kg bark and 28 g/kg with 166 g cysteamine/kg bark. A fast cleanup step by absorption/desorption on XAD-16 greatly facilitated further purification of the active major component. At a pilot scale, 4beta-(2-aminoethylthio)epicatechin (1) (conversion 263 g, purity 35% by reversed phase high-performance liquid chromatography/weight) was obtained from 17 kg of pine bark after simultaneous extraction/depolymerization followed by cleanup with the polymeric resin in approximately 10 h. The results show that pine (P. pinaster) bark is a suitable source of flavanols for the preparation of active thio derivatives. Conditions are given for the fast and efficient preparation of the conjugates.

  15. The Powdering Process with a Set of Ceramic Mills for Green Tea Promoted Catechin Extraction and the ROS Inhibition Effect

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    Kouki Fujioka

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available For serving green tea, there are two prominent methods: steeping the leaf or the powdered leaf (matcha style in hot water. The purpose of the present study was to reveal chemical and functional differences before and after the powdering process of green tea leaf, since powdered green tea may contribute to expanding the functionality because of the different ingesting style. In this study, we revealed that the powdering process with a ceramic mill and stirring in hot water increased the average extracted concentration of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG by more than three times compared with that in leaf tea using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC and liquid chromatography–tandem mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS analyses. Moreover, powdered green tea has a higher inhibition effect of reactive oxygen species (ROS production in vitro compared with the same amount of leaf tea. Our data suggest that powdered green tea might have a different function from leaf tea due to the higher catechin contents and particles.

  16. Genetic Phenotype of Catechins in Tea Plants Hybrid F1 Generation%茶树杂交F1代儿茶素类的遗传表型研究

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    涂良剑; 郑金贵; 林金科; 杨志坚; 林用松; 黄则栋; 赵文净; 孙平; 严婷婷

    2012-01-01

    以高EGCG茶树新品系为主要杂交亲本,分析其杂交F1代儿茶素类的遗传表型.结果表明:杂交F1代的EGC、EC、EGCG、ECG、酯型儿茶素类、简单儿茶素类、TC(儿茶素总量)、酯型儿茶素类/TC、简单儿茶素类/TC、EGCG/咖啡碱、EGCG/TC、儿茶素(类)品质指数等指标,不同株系差异很大;不同杂交组合存在显著差异,Kruskal Wallis检验和稳健检验均达显著性水平;不同杂交组合的分离存在极显著性差异,方差齐性检验表明达到极显著性水平.不同杂交组合F1代TC的分布因亲本的遗传力而定;不同杂交组合F1代高EGCG单株、高酯型儿茶素类单株和高儿茶素(类)品质指数单株的分布也因亲本的遗传力而定.%The hybrid F1 generation of the new tea plants with high EGCG content were used in this experimentation to study the genetic phenotype of catechins. The results showed that (a) the contents of EGC, EC, EGCG, ECG, ester-catechins, simple catechins and TC (total catechins), the ratios of ester-catechins/TC, simple catechins/TC, EGCG/caffeine and EGCG/TC, as well as the catechin quality index of the tea plants differed significantly among different varieties; (b) the differences among the hybrid combinations reached a significant level according to Kruskal Wallis and the robust tests; and (c) the different hybrid combinations separated very significantly from one another based on the homogeneity of variance test. The TC distribution in the F1 generation of the hybrid combinations was determined by the genetic heritability. The distribution of individual plants with high EGCG, high ester-catechins and high quality catechins index was also determined by the heritability of their parents' genetic.

  17. Catechin-7-O-β-D-glucopyranoside isolated from the seed of Phaseolus calcaratus Roxburgh ameliorates experimental colitis in rats.

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    Kook, Sung-Ho; Choi, Ki Choon; Cho, Seong-Wan; Cho, Hyoung-Kwon; Lee, Kyung Dong; Lee, Jeong-Chae

    2015-12-01

    The seeds of Phaseolus calcaratus Roxburgh (PHCR) are common legumes that comprise part of the daily diet in Chinese and Korean culture. Recent findings highlight anti-inflammatory and anti-septic potentials of catechin-7-O-β-D-glucopyranoside (CGP) isolated from PHCR seeds. We investigated the intestinal anti-inflammatory activity and associated mechanisms of CGP using a rat model of trinitrobenzenesulfonic acid (TNBS)-induced colitis. Oral treatment with CGP (10mg/kg body weight) suppressed body weight loss and intestinal inflammatory damages in TNBS-induced colitic rats. This treatment reduced myeloperoxidase activity and malondialdehyde level, but increased glutathione level in the TNBS colitic rats. CGP treatment also inhibited the TNBS-mediated increases in nitric oxide synthase, cyclooxygenase-2, interleukin-1β, tumor necrosis factor-α, intercellular adhesion molecule-1, and monocyte chemotactic protein-1 proteins or mRNA levels. This inhibition was accompanied by the increased mRNA levels of mucins MUC2 and MUC3. The CGP treatment prevented phosphorylation of p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase, IκB-α, and DNA-nuclear factor-κB binding, all of which were increased in the inflamed colons of TNBS-treated rats. Furthermore, oral administration with a crude PHCR butanol extract (100mg/kg body weight) which contains 1.5% of CGP showed intestinal anti-inflammatory potentials similar to that of CGP. Collectively, our current findings suggest that CGP or CGP-containing PHCR seeds may have favorable effects on intestinal inflammatory diseases.

  18. Profiling a gut microbiota-generated catechin metabolite's fate in human blood cells using a metabolomic approach.

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    Mülek, Melanie; Fekete, Agnes; Wiest, Johannes; Holzgrabe, Ulrike; Mueller, Martin J; Högger, Petra

    2015-10-10

    The microbial catechin metabolite δ-(3,4-dihydroxy-phenyl)-γ-valerolactone (M1) has been found in human plasma samples after intake of maritime pine bark extract (Pycnogenol). M1 has been previously shown to accumulate in endothelial and blood cells in vitro after facilitated uptake and to exhibit anti-inflammatory activity. The purpose of the present research approach was to systematically and comprehensively analyze the metabolism of M1 in human blood cells in vitro and in vivo. A metabolomic approach that had been successfully applied for drug metabolite profiling was chosen to detect 19 metabolite peaks of M1 which were subsequently further analyzed and validated. The metabolites were categorized into three levels of identification according to the Metabolomics Standards Initiative with six compounds each confirmed at levels 1 and 2 and seven putative metabolites at level 3. The predominant metabolites were glutathione conjugates which were rapidly formed and revealed prolonged presence within the cells. Although a formation of an intracellular conjugate of M1 and glutathione (M1-GSH) was already known two GSH conjugate isomers, M1-S-GSH and M1-N-GSH were observed in the current study. Additionally detected organosulfur metabolites were conjugates with oxidized glutathione and cysteine. Other biotransformation products constituted the open-chained ester form of M1 and a methylated M1. Six of the metabolites determined in in vitro assays were also detected in blood cells in vivo after ingestion of the pine bark extract by two volunteers. The present study provides the first evidence that multiple and structurally heterogeneous polyphenol metabolites can be generated in human blood cells. The bioactivity of the M1 metabolites and their contribution to the previously determined anti-inflammatory effects of M1 now need to be elucidated.

  19. Study on Optimum Conditions of Catechins Extracted from Greentea with Ethano%绿茶中儿茶素的最佳提取条件研究

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    陈林

    2012-01-01

    To obtain the optimum conditions of catechins extracted from green tea with ethanol,ethanol concentration,extraction temperature and extraction time were studied.The results showed that the ethanol concentration,extraction temperature,and extraction time affected extraction efficiency.The orthogonal experiment results showed that the optimal conditions for extraction and purification of catechins as follows: ethanol concentration was 75%,extraction temperature was 88.4 ℃,extraction time was 1.5 h,and the factors affecting the effect of catechins extract as follows: 〉extraction temperature〉extraction timeethanol concentration.%为了获得儿茶素乙醇提取工艺的最佳条件,主要研究了乙醇浓度、浸提温度和浸提时间对儿茶素乙醇提取效果的影响。依据儿茶素与香荚兰素的羟醛缩合生成红色产物的显色反应原理,以无机强酸为催化剂,用分光光度法对提取物中儿茶素含量进行测定。结果表明乙醇浓度、浸提温度、浸提时间对提取效果均有影响。正交试验结果表明,儿茶素的最佳提取和纯化条件为:乙醇浓度为75%,浸提温度为88.4℃,浸提时间为1.5 h,影响儿茶素提取效果的因素依次为:浸提温度〉浸提时间〉乙醇浓度。

  20. Transcriptome Analysis Reveals Key Flavonoid 3'-Hydroxylase and Flavonoid 3',5'-Hydroxylase Genes in Affecting the Ratio of Dihydroxylated to Trihydroxylated Catechins in Camellia sinensis.

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    Full Text Available The ratio of dihydroxylated to trihydroxylated catechins (RDTC is an important indicator of tea quality and biochemical marker for the study of genetic diversity. It is reported to be under genetic control but the underlying mechanism is not well understood. Flavonoid 3'-hydroxylase (F3'H and flavonoid 3',5'-hydroxylase (F3'5'H are key enzymes involved in the formation of dihydroxylated and trihydroxylated catechins. The transcriptome and HPLC analysis of tea samples from Longjing43 and Zhonghuang2 under control and shading treatment were performed to assess the F3'H and F3'5'H genes that might affect RDTC. A total of 74.7 million reads of mRNA seq (2×101bp data were generated. After de novo assembly, 109,909 unigenes were obtained, and 39,982 of them were annotated using 7 public databases. Four key F3'H and F3'5'H genes (including CsF3'5'H1, CsF3'H1, CsF3'H2 and CsF3'H3 were identified to be closely correlated with RDTC. Shading treatment had little effect on RDTC, which was attributed to the stable expression of these key F3'H and F3'5'H genes. The correlation of the coexpression of four key genes and RDTC was further confirmed among 13 tea varieties by real time PCR and HPLC analysis. The coexpression of three F3'H genes and a F3'5'H gene may play a key role in affecting RDTC in Camellia sinensis. The current results may establish valuable foundation for further research about the mechanism controlling catechin composition in tea.

  1. 柱色谱分离制备低乙酸乙酯儿茶素%Column chromatography separation preparation of catechins with low content of ethyl acetate

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    刘伟; 郑琳; 龚正礼

    2012-01-01

    Catechins is a representative active substance of tea,whose preparation has been much-talked- about. Based on previous study,the thesis hoped to find the optimal control conditions to produce catechins with low content of ethyl acetate through analyzing the separation experiment condition of column chromatography. The best control condition was purifying catechins with polyamide resin and the elution sequence was 25% ethanol, ethyl acetate:80% ethanol=2:1. Product quality index for: ethyl acetate〈20mg/kg, total catechins≥ 75%, EGCG ≥ 55%, Caf〈2%, yield coefficient〉 10%.%儿茶素作为绿茶的标志性活性物质,它的提取和制备技术一直以来备受关注。本文在前人研究的基础上,以绿茶碎末为原料,经溶剂浸提、离心除渣、柱色谱分离、浓缩和真空干燥提取制备,通过对柱色谱分离条件的实验分析,找到最佳控制条件:用聚酰胺树脂对儿茶素进行分离纯化,最佳洗脱顺序为25%乙醇,乙酸乙酯:80%乙醇=2:1,生产出低乙酸乙酯的儿茶素。产品质量指标为:乙酸乙酯低于国际标准20mg/kg,儿茶素≥75%,EGCG≥55%,咖啡因〈2%.收率〉10%。

  2. High performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry dual extraction method for identification of green tea catechin metabolites excreted in human urine.

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    Clarke, Kayleigh A; Dew, Tristan P; Watson, Rachel E B; Farrar, Mark D; Bennett, Susan; Nicolaou, Anna; Rhodes, Lesley E; Williamson, Gary

    2014-12-01

    The simultaneous analysis of free-form and conjugated flavonoids in the same sample is difficult but necessary to properly estimate their bioavailability. A method was developed to optimise the extraction of both free and conjugated forms of catechins and metabolites in a biological sample following the consumption of green tea. A double-blind randomised controlled trial was performed in which 26 volunteers consumed daily green tea and vitamin C supplements and 24 consumed a placebo for 3 months. Urine was collected for 24h at 4 separate time points (pre- and post-consumption) to confirm compliance to the supplementation and to distinguish between placebo and supplementation consumption. The urine was assessed for both free and conjugated metabolites of green tea using LC-MS(2) analysis, after a combination extraction method, which involved an ethyl acetate extraction followed by an acetonitrile protein precipitation. The combination method resulted in a good recovery of EC-O-sulphate (91±7%), EGC-O-glucuronide (94±6%), EC (95±6%), EGC (111±5%) and ethyl gallate (74±3%). A potential total of 55 catechin metabolites were investigated, and of these, 26 conjugated (with methyl, glucuronide or sulphate groups) and 3 free-form (unconjugated) compounds were identified in urine following green tea consumption. The majority of EC and EGC conjugates significantly increased post-consumption of green tea in comparison to baseline (pre-supplementation) samples. The conjugated metabolites associated with the highest peak areas were O-methyl-EC-O-sulphate and the valerolactones M6/M6'-O-sulphate. In line with previous studies, EC and EGC were only identified as conjugated derivatives, and EGCG and ECG were not found as mono-conjugated or free-forms. In summary, the method reported here provides a good recovery of catechin compounds and is appropriate for use in the assessment of flavonoid bioavailability, particularly for biological tissues that may contain endogenous

  3. A catechin-enriched green tea extract prevents glucose-induced survival reduction in Caenorhabditis elegans through sir-2.1 and uba-1 dependent hormesis.

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    Deusing, Dorothé Jenni; Winter, Sarah; Kler, Adolf; Kriesl, Erwin; Bonnländer, Bernd; Wenzel, Uwe; Fitzenberger, Elena

    2015-04-01

    Hyperglycemia is a hallmark of diabetes mellitus which leads to the onset of complications in the long term. Green tea through its high content of polyphenolic catechins, on the other hand, is suggested to prevent or at least delay such detrimental complications. In the present study we fed the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans on a liquid medium supplemented with 10mM glucose in the absence or presence of a catechin-enriched green tea extract (CEGTE). After exposure of young adults for 48h survival was subsequently measured under heat stress at 37°C. Whereas CEGTE at 0.01% did not affect the survival of wild type nematodes, it completely reversed the glucose-induced survival reduction. Those effects were not achieved through the monomeric catechins included in CEGTE. RNA interference (RNAi) for sir-2.1 not only prevented the survival extension by CEGTE under simultaneous glucose exposure but also caused a further reduction of survival. Likewise, the knockdown of uba-1, encoding the only E1-ubiquitin-activating enzyme in C. elegans, proved that UBA-1 is essential for the survival extension by CEGTE and that its loss of function changes CEGTE from a survival extending into a survival reducing extract. Stimulation of the proteasome by CEGTE was finally proven through measurements of the proteolytic cleavage of a fluorogenic peptide substrate. To conclude, our studies provide evidence that CEGTE reverses glucose-induced damage in C. elegans through activation of adaptive responses mediated by SIR-2.1 and proteasomal degradation. The hormetic mode of action is revealed by a reduction of survival once the adaptive processes were blocked.

  4. Analysis of Catechin Composition of Several Tea Cultivars in Southwest China%西南地区主栽经济型茶树儿茶素的组成及其区别

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    张成; 林燕清; 文洪; 黄玲; 杨坚

    2012-01-01

    In order to provide useful information for the selection and breeding of tea cultivars with high catechin and low caffeine, HPLC was performed to analyze catechin composition and caffeine content in the leaves of 8 tea cultivars widely cultivated in 5 provinces of Southwest China. The result showed that large difference existed in catechin composition among the cultivars studied.%对西南五省的8种主栽经济型茶树的儿茶索进行了HPLC图谱分析,结果表明:各品种之间儿茶素成分差别较大,同时对各品种的咖啡碱含量进行了分析,为寻找高儿茶素、低咖啡碱含量的茶树品种提供相关依据.

  5. Tea Callus Inducing Culture and Catechins Synthesis%茶树愈伤组织诱导培养及儿茶素合成的研究

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    杜鸿标; 王坤波; 陈勤操; 李银花; 刘仲华

    2014-01-01

    以茶鲜叶不同部位为外植体,在不同消毒方法下诱导产生愈伤组织。同时研究了不同茶树品种、不同培养基和不同激素组合对儿茶素合成的影响。通过试验优化,以茶树第二叶作为外植体,35%次氯酸钠,浸泡18min,可获得较好的诱导效率。在继代培养中,金牡丹愈伤组织中儿茶素含量最高。除黄玫瑰外,其它五种茶树品种使用B5培养基儿茶素含量均高于MS培养基。以金牡丹茶鲜叶为材料,使用B5培养基,2,4-D浓度为0.5mg/L,KT浓度为1.0mg/L时,茶树愈伤组织中儿茶素含量最高。%Different parts of fresh tea leaves were induced in the different disinfection methods to produce callus. Meanwhile, The effects of different tea varieties, different medium and different hormone combinations on catechins synthesis were investigated. Results showed that the second tea leaves as explants, 35%sodium hypochlorite, soak for 18 minutes, could be obtained better efficiency of the induction. In the subculture, the catechin content of Camellia sinensis var. Jinmudan callus was the highest among tea callus. Except Camellia sinensis var. Huangmeigui, the catechin content in the other five tea varieties using B5 medium was higher than that using the MS medium. We obtained the maximum catechins production,when the B5 medium used for Camellia sinensis var. Jinmudan callus cultivation was supplemented with 2,4-D 0.5 mg/L and KT 1.0mg/L.

  6. Contents of Caffeine and Catechin in Guizhou Green Tea%贵州绿茶中咖啡碱和儿茶素含量分析

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    李俊; 郭晓关; 庞宏宇; 朱福建; 王震; 赖飞

    2012-01-01

    Contents of caffeine and catechin of 243 green tea samples from Guizhou province are detected, using high performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC). The results show that, the catechin contents range 9.14%~27.28% in green tea of Guizhou province, the average content is 15.71%. The caffeine contents range 1.08%~3.33%, the average content is 2.24%. The catechin quality indexes of samples from 9 regions mainly are 1 000-2 000, and the highest one (the sample is from Qiannan) is 1 975.51. The catechin bitter taste index of samples from 9 regions mainly are 8.00-17.04. According to the results, there is high value for making use of effective components of Guizhou green tea, and developing high quality spring tea is strongly recommended, and relatively the autumn tea is suitable for deep processing or extracting active principles.%对贵州省243份绿茶样品中咖啡碱和儿茶素类物质采用高效液相色谱方法进行检测.结果表明:贵州省绿茶中儿茶素含量范围为9.14%~27.28%,平均含量15.71%;咖啡碱含量为1.08%~3.33%,平均含量2.24%.各地区茶叶儿茶素品质指数多数为1000~2000,其中黔南地区的最高为1975.51;各地区的儿茶素苦涩味指数主要在8.00~17.04之间,黔西南地区的苦涩味指数最低为8.00.据此分析可得,贵州绿茶具有很高的利用价值,春茶适合开发高品质的名优茶,秋茶适合用于茶叶深加工或有效成分的提取.

  7. Identification of catechin as one of the flavonoids from Combretum albiflorum bark extract that reduces the production of quorum-sensing-controlled virulence factors in Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1.

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    Vandeputte, Olivier M; Kiendrebeogo, Martin; Rajaonson, Sanda; Diallo, Billo; Mol, Adeline; El Jaziri, Mondher; Baucher, Marie

    2010-01-01

    Quorum-sensing (QS) regulates the production of key virulence factors in Pseudomonas aeruginosa and other important pathogenic bacteria. In this report, extracts of leaves and bark of Combretum albiflorum (Tul.) Jongkind (Combretaceae) were found to quench the production of QS-dependent factors in P. aeruginosa PAO1. Chromatographic fractionation of the crude active extract generated several active fractions containing flavonoids, as shown by their typical spectral features. Purification and structural characterization of one of the active compounds led to the identification of the flavan-3-ol catechin [(2R,3S)-2-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)-3,4-dihydro-1(2H)-benzopyran-3,5,7-triol]. The identity of catechin as one of the active molecules was confirmed by comparing the high-pressure liquid chromatography profiles and the mass spectrometry spectra obtained for a catechin standard and for the active C. albiflorum fraction. Moreover, standard catechin had a significant negative effect on pyocyanin and elastase productions and biofilm formation, as well as on the expression of the QS-regulated genes lasB and rhlA and of the key QS regulatory genes lasI, lasR, rhlI, and rhlR. The use of RhlR- and LasR-based biosensors indicated that catechin might interfere with the perception of the QS signal N-butanoyl-l-homoserine lactone by RhlR, thereby leading to a reduction of the production of QS factors. Hence, catechin, along with other flavonoids produced by higher plants, might constitute a first line of defense against pathogenic attacks by affecting QS mechanisms and thereby virulence factor production.

  8. Analysis of Catechin and Amino Acids of Mengding Tea%蒙顶茶中的儿茶素及氨基酸分析

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    单虹丽; 杜晓; 郑晓娟

    2012-01-01

    以4种蒙顶茶为材料,采用高效液相色谱法分析了蒙顶茶的氨基酸及儿茶素组成含量.结果表明,蒙顶茶中儿茶素总量为12.91%~15.75%,其中EGCG含量最高,含量为6.67%~9.20%;蒙顶茶中氨基酸总量为3.456%~4.102%,其中茶氨酸含量为1.983%~2.372%.%The content of total catechin and amino acids in four kinds of Mengding tea was analyzed by HPLC. The results showed that the content of total catechin was 12.91%~15.75% among which the content of EGCG was the highest (6.67%~9.20%). The content of total amino acids in four tea was 3.456%~4.102% among which the theanine content was 1.983%~2.372%.

  9. Study on extraction technology of catechin from pine needle of pinusmassoniana%马尾松松针儿茶素提取工艺研究

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    高治平; 刘刚; 刘玉玲; 何小珍; 尹松; 饶志威; 李元

    2011-01-01

    Ethanol refluxing method was used to extract catechin from pine needle of pinusmassoniana.The effect of ethanol concentration,extraction temperature and liquid-material ration on yield of catechin was studied.The results showed that the optimal conditions were as follows: ethanol concentration 60% , extraction temperature 60 ℃ and material-liquid ratio 1∶ 10(g∶ mL) ,the extraction yield was 0.038%.%采用乙醇回流法提取马尾松松针儿茶素,考察了乙醇浓度.提取温度、液料比对儿茶素得率的影响.结果显示.最优工艺条件为∶乙醇浓度为60%,提取温度为60℃,料液比为1∶10(g∶mL),儿茶素得率为0.038%.

  10. Direct proof by 13C-nuclear magnetic resonance of semi-purified extract and isolation of ent-Catechin from leaves of Eucalyptus cinerea

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    Silva, Sayonara Mendes; Abe, Simone Yae; Bueno, Fernanda Giacomini; Lopes, Norberto Peporine; de Mello, João Carlos Palazzo; Nakashima, Tomoe

    2014-01-01

    Background: Eucalyptus cinerea F. Muell. ex Benth. is native to Australia and acclimatized to Southern Brazil. Its aromatic leaves are used for ornamental purposes and have great potential for essential oil production, although reports of its use in folk medicine are few. Objective: This study evaluated the composition of E. cinerea leaves using the solid state 13C-nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and isolation of the compound from the semipurified extract (SE). Materials and Methods: The SE of E. cinerea leaves was evaluated in the solid state by 13C-NMR spectrum, and the SE was chromatographed on a Sephadex LH-20 column, followed by high-speed counter-current chromatography to isolate the compound. The SE was analyzed by 13C-NMR and matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time-of-flight spectra. Results: Flavan-3-ol units were present, suggesting the presence of proanthocyanidins as well as a gallic acid unit. The uncommon ent-catechin was isolated. Conclusion: The presence of ent-catechin is reported for the first time in this genus and species. PMID:25210302

  11. Punicalagin and catechins contain polyphenolic substructures that influence cell viability and can be monitored by radical chemosensors sensitive to electron transfer.

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    Carreras, Anna; Mateos-Martín, María Luisa; Velázquez-Palenzuela, Amado; Brillas, Enric; Sánchez-Tena, Susana; Cascante, Marta; Juliá, Luis; Torres, Josep Lluís

    2012-02-22

    Plant polyphenols may be free radical scavengers or generators, depending on their nature and concentration. This dual effect, mediated by electron transfer reactions, may contribute to their influence on cell viability. This study used two stable radicals (tris(2,3,5,6-tetrachloro-4-nitrophenyl)methyl (TNPTM) and tris(2,4,6-trichloro-3,5-dinitrophenyl)methyl (HNTTM)) sensitive only to electron transfer reduction reactions to monitor the redox properties of polyphenols (punicalagin and catechins) that contain phenolic hydroxyls with different reducing capacities. The use of the two radicals reveals that punicalagin's substructures consisting of gallate esters linked together by carbon-carbon (C-C) bonds are more reactive than simple gallates and less reactive than the pyrogallol moiety of green tea catechins. The most reactive hydroxyls, detected by TNPTM, are present in the compounds that affect HT-29 cell viability the most. TNPTM reacts with C-C-linked gallates and pyrogallol and provides a convenient way to detect potentially beneficial polyphenols from natural sources.

  12. Fluorescence quenching studies on the interaction of catechin-quinone with CdTe quantum dots. Mechanism elucidation and feasibility studies.

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    Dwiecki, Krzysztof; Neunert, Grażyna; Nogala-Kałucka, Małgorzata; Polewski, Krzysztof

    2015-01-01

    Changes of the photoluminescent properties of QD in the presence of oxidized catechin (CQ) were investigated by absorption, steady-state fluorescence, fluorescence lifetime and dynamic light scattering measurements. Photoluminescence intensity and fluorescence lifetime was decreasing with increasing CQ concentration. Dynamic light scattering technique found the hydrodynamic diameter of QD suspension in water is in range of 45 nm, whereas in presence of CQ increased to mean values of 67 nm. Calculated from absorption peak position of excition band indicated on average QD size of 3.2 nm. Emission spectroscopy and time-resolved emission studies confirmed preservation of electronic band structure in QD-CQ aggregates. On basis of the presented results, the elucidated mechanism of QD fluorescence quenching is a result of the interaction between QD and CQ due to electron transfer and electrostatic attraction. The results of fluorescence quenching of water-soluble CdTe quantum dot (QD) capped with thiocarboxylic acid were used to implement a simple and fast method to determine the presence of native antioxidant quinones in aqueous solutions. Feasibility studies on this method carried out with oxidized catechin showed a linear relation between the QD emission and quencher concentration, in range from 1 up to 200 μM. The wide linear range of concentration dependence makes it possible to apply this method for the fast and sensitive detection of quinones in solutions.

  13. β-环糊精聚合物的合成及其对儿茶素的吸附%Preparation of β-Cyclodextrin Polymers and Their Selective Adsorption of Catechins

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    尚彦菁; 赵铭春; 张利; 王恩举

    2012-01-01

    合成了β-环糊精-环氧氯丙烷交联聚合物和纤维素负裁萨环糊精聚合物,并通过薄层色谱研究了它们对绿茶提取物中咖啡因和儿茶素多酚的吸附性能.结果表明:两种聚合物都可以快速吸附儿茶素,但几乎不吸附咖啡因,因此,它们可以作为绿茶提取物脱咖啡因的吸附材料.而且。它们对儿茶素类物质也表现出一定的吸附选择性:对酯型儿茶素比对非酯型儿茶素的选择性更高些.%Two β-cyclodextrin polymers,β-cyclodextrin-epichlorohydrin polymer and β-cyclodextrin grafted cellulose, were prepared. Their adsorption behaviors for catechins and caffeine from green tea extract were investigated by thin-layer chromatography. The results show that both polymers could rapidly adsorb catechins, but they had no adsorption for caffeine. Hence both of them could be used for decaffeination of green tea extract. They also showed higher selectivity for gallate-type catechins than for non-gallate-type catechin.

  14. 湖北省地方审定茶树品种中儿茶素含量分析%Quantitative analysis of catechins in local registered tea cultivars in Hubei Province

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    金孝芳; 贾尚智; 石亚亚; 龚自明

    2014-01-01

    以12个湖北省地方审定茶树品种为供试材料,采用高效液相色谱法( HPLC )检测分析8种主要儿茶素组分含量。结果表明,儿茶素各组分变异系数在19.73%~67.17%之间,变异幅度较大;非酯型儿茶素组分含量间的变化趋势不明显,而酯型儿茶素各组分含量大小为EGCG>GCG>ECG>CG。基于儿茶素品质指数进行聚类分析显示,鄂茶1号、鄂茶8号、鄂茶10号3个茶树品种可以作为适制名优绿茶的品种;五峰212、五峰310、鄂茶3号、鄂茶6号4个茶树品种EGCG含量高,可用于开发特殊茶饮;鄂茶2号儿茶素品质指数最低,适制红茶,但其EGC和儿茶素总量最高,应在今后的生产和育种中善加利用。%The contents of 8 main catechins in 12 local registered tea cultivars in Hubei Province were determined by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC).The results showed that the variation coefficients of catechins'contents ranged from 19.73%to 67.17%.No significant trend was found within non-esterified catechins , while con-tents of ester catechins decreased in the order of epigallocatechin gallate ( EGCG ) >gallocatechin gallate ( GCG ) >epicatechin gallate(ECG)>catechin gallate(CG).According to the cluster analysis based on catechin quality in-dex, the varieties Echa 1, Echa 8 and Echa 10 were suitable for the production of high quality green tea .Wufeng 212 , Wufeng 310 , Echa 3 and Echa 6 with high EGCG level could be used for the development of special tea drinks . Echa 2 contained high EGC and total catechin level .Therefore, it was of great potential for the breeding and produc-tion of black tea .

  15. 茶叶及其儿茶素类对乳腺癌的抑制作用%Inhibitory Effects of Tea and Tea Catechins on Breast Cancer

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    乔如颖; 李明; 郑新强; 陆建良; 叶俭慧; 王开荣; 梁月荣

    2016-01-01

    茶叶对人体健康有众多益处是因为它富含儿茶素类化合物。茶叶中的儿茶素类化合物有10种以上,其中含量最高的是表没食子儿茶素没食子酸酯(EGCG)。许多研究表明,以EGCG为代表的茶叶儿茶素类化合物对乳腺癌具有抑制作用,其作用包括:抑制致癌物诱导的活性氧自由基(ROS)升高及其引起的 DNA损伤、降低细胞对肿瘤坏死因子的响应、阻碍雌激素与雌激素受体的结合、抑制 DNA甲基化、保护线粒体免受氧化损伤、抑制肿瘤血管生成、减少癌细胞的转移和增殖、改善代谢综合征以减少抗癌药物副作用、与抗癌药物产生协同效应等。本文综述了该研究领域的进展,并讨论导致研究结果不一致的原因和未来的研究方向。%Tea with high catechin contents has various health benefits. There are more than ten catechins in tea, among which epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is the most abundant. The inhibitory effects of tea and its major catechin (EGCG) on breast cancer were reviewed in the present paper, which included their abilities of suppressing carcinogen-induced ROS elevation and DNA damages, decreasing the responsiveness of cells to tumor necrosis factors, blocking the binding of estrogen to estrogen receptor, inhibiting DNA methylation, protecting mitochondria from oxidative damages and inhibiting tumor angiogenesis. The anti-proliferation and anti-metastasis of cancer cells and their synergistic effects with anticancer drugs were also mentioned. The inconsistent results in previous studies and directions for future research were finally discussed.

  16. Comparative Research on the Extraction Regularity of Trans-Catechins and Epicatechins%反式儿茶素类与表儿茶素类浸提规律的比较研究

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    束鲁燕; 汤一; 胡卫岗

    2011-01-01

    利用HPLC分析技术,测定茶叶儿茶素中8种单体在沸水浸提过程中的浓度-时间变化,结合浸提动力学基本模型,对表儿茶素类与反式儿茶素类单体的沸水浸提动态进行系统研究,分析EGCG/总儿茶素、GCG/总儿茶素的动态变化.结果表明,表儿茶素类的浸提速率显著快于反式儿茶素类,浸提率于5 min时达到最大值,之后随着时间延长而下降;反式儿茶素类的浸提率则一直处于明显增长状态,浸提结束时达到最高值.根据浸提速率常数Kobs,8种单体的浸出快慢顺序为:EC>EGC>EGCG>ECG> GC>C>GCG >CG.%Using the HPLC technique, changes of concentration of eight catechin monomers versus time in boiling infusion were measured. Extraction kinetics of epicatechins and trans-catechins were systematically studied by applying a two-phase model in determining the kinetic and equilibrium data. Dynamic changes of ratios of EGCG and GCG to total catechin were studied, too. The results showed that epicatechins infused faster than trans-calechins dramaticlly, the former reached its maximum at 5 min, then the value declined with time. While trans-catechins extraction rate increased steadily with time, reaching the peak value at the end of infusing. According to the rate constant Kobs the order of extraction velocity of eight catechin monomers was as follows: EC>EGC>EGCG>ECG>GC>OGCG>CG.

  17. Effect of artificial ageing using different wood chips on the antioxidant activity, resveratrol and catechin concentration, sensory properties and colour of two Greek red wines.

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    Gortzi, Olga; Metaxa, Xenia; Mantanis, George; Lalas, Stavros

    2013-12-01

    Two Greek red wines (Syrah and Cabernet) were artificially aged with different wood chips (white oak, red oak, Turkey oak, chestnut, Bosnian pine, cherry, common juniper, common walnut, white mulberry, black locust and apricot). The influence of each wood species was tested for up to 20 days. The optimum duration for the extraction of total polyphenols was 20 days (Syrah) or 10 days (Cabernet) when chips of white oak, chestnut, cherry, white mulberry, black locust and apricot where used. Resveratrol and catechin concentrations ranged within the limits previously reported in literature. A high antioxidant activity was established after 10 days of artificial ageing. The sensory evaluation showed that the best results were produced by the apricot chips after 5 days (Syrah) or black locust and apricot after 5 days (Cabernet). Colour was seen to increase with both time of ageing and number of wood chips added.

  18. Elucidation of the Corrosion Inhibition of Mild Steel in 1.0 M HCl by Catechin Monomers from Commercial Green Tea Extracts

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    Nofrizal, S.; Rahim, Afidah A.; Saad, Bahruddin; Bothi Raja, P.; Shah, Affaizza M.; Yahya, S.

    2012-04-01

    The inhibitive action of commercial green tea extracts on mild steel (MS) in a 1.0 M hydrochloric acid solution was investigated by weight loss, potentiodynamic polarization, and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). A high-performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) analysis showed conclusively that of the eight catechin monomers and caffeine found in the original extracts, only four components were responsible for the inhibition of MS. The decreasing adsorption capacity of monomers on MS is related to the stereochemistry of molecules and the number of phenolic groups, and it is as follows: epigallocatechin gallate > epicatechin gallate > epigallocatechin > epicatechin. Adsorption of green tea extract constituent was found to follow Langmuir adsorption isotherm and the calculated Gibb's free energy values indicated the physisorption of inhibitor over MS surface. Physisorption was supported well by the potential zero charge (PZC) and molecular surface energy-level calculations.

  19. Determination of Catechin Content in RHIZOMA BERGENIAE SCOPULOSAE by HPLC%盘龙七中儿茶素的含量测定

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    冯永辉; 李鹏; 汪兴军; 张博; 郭耀武

    2011-01-01

    [Objective] The aim was to establish a determination method for the catechin content of RHIZOMA BERGENIAE SCOPULOSAE by HPLC. [Method] Ultrasonic-assisted extraction was adopted and HPLC was used for the determination. The chromatographic conditions were:Kromasil-C,,(4.6 mm x 150 mm,5 jun ) as the column,methanol-water-glacial acetic acid ( V/V/V, 15:84:1) as the mobile phase, 1.0 ml/min flow rate,and 276 nm detection wavelength. [ Result] The linear range of catechins was between 0. 624 and 3. 12 (tg/ml(r =0.999 3) ;the average recovery was 100.05% ,with RSD = 1.73% (n =6). [Conclusion] This method was simple and accurate,and could be used for the determination of xatechins in RHIZOMA BERGENIAE SCOPULOSAE.%[目的]建立HPLC测定盘龙七中儿茶素含量的方法.[方法]采用超声波辅助提取,HPLC法测定,色谱条件为:色谱柱为Kromasil-C18(4.6 mm× 150 mm,5μm),流动相为无水甲醇-水-冰醋酸(15:84:1,V/V/V),流速为1.0 ml/min,检测波长为276 nm.[结果]儿茶素的线性范围为0.624 ~3.12 μg/ml(r =0.999 3),平均回收率为100.05%,RSD为1.73%(n=6).[结论]该测定方法简便、准确,可用于盘龙七中儿茶素的含量测定.

  20. Effects of Caffeine and Catechins Combination on Live Lipids Metabolism Relative Enzymes in Mice%咖啡碱与茶多酚组合对小鼠肝脏脂肪代谢酶活性的影响

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    杨丽聪; 郑国栋; 蒋艳; 尹忠平; 徐明生

    2011-01-01

    Objective: To investigate the effects of caffeine and catechins combination on mechanism of lipids metabolism in mice.Method: Fifty female kunming mice were randomly divided into 5 groups: control, 0.03% caffeine +0.3% catechins, 0.03% caffeine + 0.6% catechins, 0.06% caffeine + 0.3% catechins and 0.06% caffeine + 0.6% catechins for 12 weeks.Live and intraperitioneal adipose tissues (IPAT) were weighted at the end of this period.Carnitine acyltransferase (CAT), acyl-CoA oxidase (ACO) and fatty acid synthase (FAS) activity in the liver were measured.Results: The body weight and body weight gain was significantly reduced by the diets containing 0.06% caffeine + 0.6%catechins.The conbinations of green tea components significantly reduced the IPAT coefficient, increased the activity of CAT with compared to the control, and 0.06% caffeine + 0.6% catechins can significantly increase the ACO activity, the FAS activity were significantly reduced by 0.03% caffeine + 0.6% catechins and 0.06% caffeine + 0.6% catechins.Conclusion: These results showed that the green tea components may reduce the activity of FAS, increase activities of CAT and ACO, it causes the suppressive effect on fat accumulation and body weight gain.%目的:研究绿茶功能性成分--咖啡碱与茶多酚组合用于减肥的代谢机制.方法:将50只雌性昆明小鼠随机分成5组,即:对照组、0.03%咖啡碱+0.3%茶多酚、0.03%咖啡碱+0.6%茶多酚、0.06%咖啡碱+0.3%茶多酚及0.06%咖啡碱+0.6%茶多酚.投喂12周后解剖,摘取小鼠的肝及腹腔脂肪(IPAT)并称重.测定小鼠肝脏肉毒碱脂酰转移酶(CAT)、酰基辅酶A氧化酶(ACO)及脂肪酸合成酶(FAS)活性.结果:0.06%咖啡碱+0.6%茶多酚组小鼠的体重及体重增加与对照组相比显著降低.绿茶成分组合的腹腔脂肪系数明显低于对照组,CAT活性与对照组相比均显著提高.0.03%咖啡碱+0.6%茶多酚及0.06%咖啡碱+0.6%

  1. 茶提取物抗氧化活性与茶多酚、儿茶素关系探究%The Research of the Relationship between Antioxidation of Tea Extractive and Tea Polyphenols as Well as Catechins

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    高玉萍; 唐德松; 龚淑英

    2013-01-01

    以6种茶提取物为研究对象,测定它们的总酚含量、儿茶素含量以及抗氧化能力和自由基清除率.根据实验结果分析茶的抗氧化活性、自由基清除率与总酚含量、儿茶素含量之间的关系.分析结果显示:茶提取物抗氧化活性与总酚含量的相关性总体上高于与儿茶素总量和EGCG的相关性,表明茶多酚中非儿茶素类多酚物质同样具有重要的抗氧化能力;茶提取物抗氧化活性与EGCG含量的相关性总体上高于与儿茶素总量的相关性,表明EGCG的抗氧化活性高于儿茶素的平均水平;总酚、儿茶素、EGCG对不同自由基的清除能力不同.%In this experiment,six kinds of tea extractive were tested as research objects,their total phenol content,catechins content,antioxidant activity and free radical scavenging activities were determined,and the relationships between them were analyzed according to the results.The analysis showed that the correlation coefficient between antioxidant activity and total phenol content is higher than that between antioxidant activity and total catechins content as well as EGCG by and large,indicating that tea polyphenols without catechins also has high antioxidant ability; the correlation coefficient between antioxidant activity and EGCG content is higher than that between antioxidant activity and total catechins,indicating that antioxidant activity of EGCG is higher than that of catechins' average; the results also showed that free radical scavenging ability of tea polyphenols,catechins and EGCG is different from each other.

  2. Effect of Green Tea Catechins on Vascular Cell Proliferation and Reactive Oxygen Species%绿茶儿茶酚对活性氧和血管细胞增殖的影响研究

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    杨红; 刘贻尧

    2011-01-01

    以内皮细胞、中膜平滑肌细胞和HL-60细胞(异常细胞模型),研究了绿茶儿茶酚对3种细胞增殖的影响.用次黄嘌吟一黄嘌吟氧化酶化学发光法研究了绿茶儿茶酚清除活性氧的效果.研究结果表明,1μg/ML的绿茶儿茶酚略可促进内皮细胞增殖;1.3 μg/mL的绿茶儿茶酚对中膜平滑肌细胞增殖没有抑制作用;10 gg/mL的绿茶儿茶酚减少中膜平滑肌细胞数童.HL-60细胞数量的减少与绿茶儿茶盼浓度呈剂量效应关系.并发现绿茶儿茶酚对细胞活性氧的清除与剂1有关.%One of the most important causes of the atherosclerosis is reactive oxygen species (ROS) to inducelipide overoxidation, which leads to endothelial cells dysfunction and vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs)abnormal proliferation. Recent investigations demonstrated that polyphenon has prevention effect in the treatment of atherosclerosis or other vascular diseases. In this paper, endothelial cells (ECs), VSMCs and HL-60 cell (as the abnormal cell model) were used to investigate the effects of green tea catechins on the proliferation. Furthermore,the clearance ability of ROS by catechins was detected by hypoxanthine-xanthineoxidase chemiluminescence method. It was found that the green tea catechins could lightly increase ECs proliferation at the concentration of 1 μg/mL, and green tea catechins of 1 and 3 μg/mL have no obvious effect on VSMCs proliferation. However, green tea catechins of 10 μg/mL significantly inhibited VSMCs proliferation. For HL-60 cells, the cell viability was presented in a dose-dependent manner. Similarly, the ROS clearance ability was also related to the dosage of green tea catechins.

  3. 中压制备液相色谱快速分离制备儿茶素单体%Separation and Preparation of Catechins by Preparative Medium Pressure Liquid Chromatography

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    林丹; 李春苗; 鲜殊; 王玺; 宛晓春; 凌铁军; 李大祥

    2013-01-01

    以反相中压制备液相色谱为工具,甲醇-水作为洗脱溶剂,通过C18 (ODS-AQ)填料从茶多酚中一步分离出表没食子儿茶素(EGC)、表没食子儿茶素没食子酸酯(EGCG)、表儿茶素(EC)、表儿茶素没食子酸酯(ECG)等四种儿茶素单体.1.0g纯度为92.6%的茶多酚经过中压色谱,制备得到了90 mg EGC、355 mg EGCG、23 mgEC和92mg ECG,它们的纯度分别为91.8%、97.6%、97.7%、99.3%,纯品得率56.0%,四种单体总回收率达到68.2%.四种儿茶素单体的结构经核磁共振氢谱、碳谱以及高分辨质谱加以确证.%With advances in column particles,preparative medium pressure Liquid chromatography (MPLC) is an potential alternative to preparative HPLC for purifying active botanical compounds on reverse phase. To obtain high-purity cat-echin monomers, a MPLC system with online real-time operation software (DR FLASH Ⅱ) was introduced to separate catechin monomers from tea polyphenols with the methanol-water elution on two serial connected C18 (ODS-AQ) columns (125 mm × 26 mm, 30-50 μm,40 g) at 120-150 psi. With loading of 1. 0 g of tea polyphenols with the purity of 92. 6% , the four catechin monomers as epigallocatechin ( EGC), epigallocatechin gallate ( EGCG), epicatechin (EC) and epicatechin gallate (ECG) were separated and purified at only one step in one time. 90 mg of EGC,355 mg of EGCG,23 mg of EC ,92 mg of ECG were harvested and their purities were 91. 8% ,97.6% ,97.7% and 99.3% respectively. The yields and recovery of total four catechins monomers were up to 56.0% and 68.2% respectively. The structures of the four catechins were subsequently confirmed by analysis of their H NMR,13C NMR and HRESI-MS. Those indicate that MPLC could be helpful to the rapid and efficient preparation of catechin monomers from tea polyphenols.

  4. 茶树幼苗发育过程中儿茶素合成与积累变化的研究%Catechins synthesis and accumulation in tea seedlings at different development stages

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    单育; 夏涛; 李伟伟; 王云生; 刘亚军; 王弘雪; 王晓帆; 卢忠尉; 田艳维; 高丽萍

    2011-01-01

    The tea seedlings at different development stages were taken as experimental materials, and the contents of catechins and the expressions of genes related to catechin synthesis in tea leaves, stems and roots of the tea seedlings at different development stages were analyzed using HPLC and qRT-PCR techniques. During the tea seedling development stages, we find that the content of catechins in different organs show different trends.The content of catechins in leaves (DW) were 79.99, 57.69, 49.29 and 33.26 mg·g-1 when the seedlings growing for 25 days, 45 days, 75 days and 90 days, showing a downtrend; while the content of catechins (DW) were 14.40, 11.89, 8.54 and 9.29 mg·g-1 in stems and the content of catechins (DW) were 1.03, 0.60,0.82 and 1.62 mg·g-1 in roots. We can find six kinds of catechins in 25 day's tea seedlings and can not found ester type catechins in tea roots except for in 10 day's seedling. Expressions of the related genes involved in phenylpropanoid biosynthetic pathway showed remarkable difference in different organs at different growth stages.%以茶树幼苗为材料,以HPLC,qRT-PCR为分析手段,分析了茶树幼苗发育过程中根茎叶的儿茶素含量变化及相关合成基因的表达差异.结果显示,在发育过程中,不同器官中儿茶素总量呈现不同的变化规律,在幼苗发育25 d,45 d.75 d和90 d时,茶树叶片的儿茶素含量(干重)呈下降趋势,分别为79.99.57.69,49.29和33.26mg·g-1;茎中(干重)的为14.40.11.89,8.54和 9.29 mg·g-1;根中的含量(干重)很低,分别为1.03,0.60,0.82和1.62mg·g-1;在发育25 d的茶树幼苗茎叶中6种儿茶素单体均可以检测到;根中缺乏酯型儿茶素,但在发育10 d的根中却可以检测到.在茶树幼苗不同器官中,酚类物质合成相关基因表达有较大的差异性.

  5. Optimization of microwave-assisted extraction of catechin from Cynomorium songaricum by response surface methodology%响应面法优化微波辅助提取锁阳儿茶素的工艺研究

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    刘增根; 党军; 江磊; 陈晨; 陶燕铎; 梅丽娟; 邵赟

    2011-01-01

    采用微波辅助技术进行锁阳儿茶素提取,利用响应面法对其工艺进行优化。通过单因素实验确定因素与水平,以儿茶素含量为考察指标,应用Box-Behnken设计3因素3水平实验,依据回归分析确定最优提取工艺条件。结果表明,微波辅助提取锁阳儿茶素的优化工艺条件为:提取时间13.3min,液料比13.6∶1(mL/g),微波功率208.5W。采用该工艺条件,提取的儿茶素含量为3.82mg/g,与预测理论值的相对标准偏差为0.18%。%Microwave-assisted extraction was applied for catechin extraction from Cynomorium songaricum. Based on the single factor experiment,the response surface method with three factors at three levels was adopted according to the Box-Behnken design. Content of catechin was used as response value,the factors of optimum conditions for the extraction were determined by regression analysis of response surface methodology. The results showed that the optimal catechin extraction process conditions were obtained by microwave-assisted extraction as follows:extraction time was 13. 3min,liquid-solid ratio was 13. 6∶ 1(mL/g),and microwave power was 208. 5W. Under the optimum conditions,the extraction content of catechin was 3. 82mg/g,with relative standard deviation 0. 18% compared with theoretical value.

  6. Development of a UFLC-MS/MS method for the simultaneous determination of seven tea catechins in rat plasma and its application to a pharmacokinetic study after administration of green tea extract.

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    Huo, Yanshuang; Zhang, Qian; Li, Qing; Geng, Bingjie; Bi, Kaishun

    2016-06-05

    A rapid, sensitive and selective ultra-fast liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UFLC-MS/MS) method was developed and validated for simultaneous determination of seven green tea catechins including catechin (C), (-)-epicatechin (EC), gallocatechin (GC), (-)-epigallocatechin (EGC), (-)-epicatechin-3-gallate (ECG), gallocatechin-3-gallate (GCG) and (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) in rat plasma. The plasma samples were firstly hydrolysed with the mixture of β-glucuronidase and sulfatase, which were then extracted by liquid-liquid extraction with ethyl acetate-isopropanol (1:1, v/v). The analytes were separated on a Venusil MP C18 column (Venusil, China) with a gradient elution at a flow rate of 0.4mL/min. The detection was performed in negative ionization and multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) mode. All the calibration curves exhibited good linearity (r>0.9943) with intra- and inter-day precisions of less than 14.3% and the accuracy deviations ranging from -8.8% to 7.5%. The extraction recoveries of the analytes and ethyl gallate (internal standard) were all more than 72%. The validated method was successfully applied to a pharmacokinetic study of seven catechins in rat plasma after oral administration of the green tea extract at different doses of 0.4, 1.2 and 2.0g/kg.

  7. Simultaneous analysis of theanine, chlorogenic acid, purine alkaloids and catechins in tea samples with the help of multi-dimension information of on-line high performance liquid chromatography/electrospray-mass spectrometry.

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    Zhu, Xiaolan; Chen, Bo; Ma, Ming; Luo, Xubiao; Zhang, Fei; Yao, Shouzhuo; Wan, Zutian; Yang, Dajin; Hang, Hongwei

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    A reverse phase high performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC) separation coupled with photo diode array detection (DAD) and electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) detection was established for the analyzing of multiple bioactive compounds in tea and tea extracts. Theanine, chlorogenic acid, purine alkaloids and catechins were identified with authentic standard compounds and with MS-spectra. The content of theanine and catechins was measured by employing DAD and caffeine, chlorogenic acid, theobromine and theopylline by protonated molecular ion on selective ion recording (SIR) mode. The unity of LC/ESI-MS provides more qualitative and quantitative information comparing with general HPLC in the analysis of multi-components in tea, and complex extraction or sample pretreatment is unnecessary. The chromatogram acquired by using this method can be used as a bioactive components fingerprint for the quality control of tea and its extracts. With the help of multi-dimension information of HPLC-DAD-ESIMS, the compounds owning different chemical structure such as amino acid, catechins, etc. in tea and its extracts could be identified and determined in one run successfully.

  8. Guizhou Tree Tea Catechin and Its Quality Analysis%贵州大树茶儿茶素组分及其品质分析

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    段学艺; 胡华健; 朱强; 王家伦; 陈正武; 何萍; 高秀兵

    2013-01-01

    为研究贵州大树茶(Camellia thea L.)儿茶素组分含量、品质及酯型儿茶素比例等问题,以安顺、六盘水、兴义、黔西南大树茶资源和‘福鼎大白茶’为试验材料,采用平均数差异性分析对各资源的6项儿茶素组分进行了研究.结果表明,安顺、六盘水、兴义、黔西南大树茶资源及‘福鼎大白茶’的酯型儿茶素比例(EGCG、ECG、GCG)依次为81.55%、41.10%、83.13%、77.03%、82.85%,儿茶素品质指数依次为5.39、19.79、7.84、5.25、6.65.当欧式距离阀值为0.9~3.2时,兴义大树茶资源与‘福鼎大白茶’较为相似,安顺与黔西南的大树茶资源较为相似.%In view the catechin components determination, quality and ester catching proportion of the Sect. Thea tea trees in southwestern Guizhou Province, we used Sect. Thea tea trees natural resources in Anshun City, Liupanshui City, Xingyi City, Qianxinan State of Guizhou Province and 'Fudingdabaicha' tea trees as the test material and took the average differences analytic methods to analysis the 6 catechin components determination (EGC, DL-EC, EGCG, GCG, ECG). The results showed that the esterncatechines of Sect. Thea tea trees in Anshun City, Liupanshui City, Xingyi City, Qianxinan state were 81.55%, 41.10%, 83.13%, 77.03%, 82.85%, and the quality index were 5.39, 19.79, 7.84, 5.25, 6.65, respectively. Cluster analysis results showed that Sect. Thea tea tree in Xingyi City was similar to 'Fudingdabaicha' tea trees, while Sect. Thea tea tree in Anshun City was similar to Sect. Thea tea trees in Qianxinan state when the threshold value of Euclid distance were 0.9 to 3.2.

  9. Simultaneous UPLC-MS/MS analysis of native catechins and procyanidins and their microbial metabolites in intestinal contents and tissues of male Wistar Furth inbred rats.

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    Goodrich, Katheryn M; Neilson, Andrew P

    2014-05-01

    Procyanidins have been extensively investigated for their potential health protective activities. However, the potential bioactivities of procyanidins are limited by their poor bioavailability. The majority of the ingested dose remains unabsorbed and reaches the colon where extensive microbial metabolism occurs. Most existing analytical methods measure either native compounds (catechins and procyanidins), or their microbial metabolites. The objectives of this study were to develop a high-throughput extraction and UPLC-MS/MS method for simultaneous measurement of both native procyanidins and their metabolites, facilitating high-throughput analysis of native and metabolite profiles in various regions of the colon. The present UPLC-MS/MS method facilitates simultaneous resolution and detection of authentic standards of 14 native catechin monomers and procyanidins, as well as 24 microbial metabolites. Detection and resolution of an additional 3 procyanidin dimers and 10 metabolites for which standards were not available was achieved. Elution and adequate resolution of both native compounds and metabolites were achieved within 10min. The intraday repeatability for native compounds was between 1.1 and 16.5%, and the interday repeatability for native compounds was between 2.2 and 25%. Intraday and interday repeatability for metabolites was between 0.6 and 24.1% and 1 and 23.9%, respectively. Observed lower limits of quantification for native compounds were ∼9-350fmol on-column, and for the microbial metabolites were ∼0.8-12,000fmol on-column. Observed lower limits of detection for native compounds were ∼4.5-190fmol on-column, and for metabolites were 0.304-6020fmol on-column. For native monomers and procyanidins, extraction recoveries ranged from 38 to 102%. Extraction recoveries for the 9 microbial metabolites tested ranged from 41 to 95%. Data from tissue analysis of rats gavaged with grape seed extract indicate fairly high accumulation of native compounds

  10. EGCG, a major green tea catechin suppresses breast tumor angiogenesis and growth via inhibiting the activation of HIF-1α and NFκB, and VEGF expression.

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    Gu, Jian-Wei; Makey, Kristina L; Tucker, Kevan B; Chinchar, Edmund; Mao, Xiaowen; Pei, Ivy; Thomas, Emily Y; Miele, Lucio

    2013-01-01

    The role of EGCG, a major green tea catechin in breast cancer therapy is poorly understood. The present study tests the hypothesis that EGCG can inhibit the activation of HIF-1α and NFκB, and VEGF expression, thereby suppressing tumor angiogenesis and breast cancer progression. Sixteen eight-wk-old female mice (C57BL/6 J) were inoculated with 10^6 E0771 (mouse breast cancer) cells in the left fourth mammary gland fat pad. Eight mice received EGCG at 50-100 mg/kg/d in drinking water for 4 weeks. 8 control mice received drinking water only. Tumor size was monitored using dial calipers. At the end of the experiment, blood samples, tumors, heart and limb muscles were collected for measuring VEGF expression using ELISA and capillary density (CD) using CD31 immunohistochemistry. EGCG treatment significantly reduced tumor weight over the control (0.37 ± 0.15 vs. 1.16 ± 0.30 g; P < 0.01), tumor CD (109 ± 20 vs. 156 ± 12 capillary #/mm^2; P < 0.01), tumor VEGF expression (45.72 ± 1.4 vs. 59.03 ± 3.8 pg/mg; P < 0.01), respectively. But, it has no effects on the body weight, heart weight, angiogenesis and VEGF expression in the heart and skeletal muscle of mice. EGCG at 50 μg/ml significantly inhibited the activation of HIF-1α and NFκB as well as VEGF expression in cultured E0771 cells, compared to the control, respectively. These findings support the hypothesis that EGCG, a major green tea catechin, directly targets both tumor cells and tumor vasculature, thereby inhibiting tumor growth, proliferation, migration, and angiogenesis of breast cancer, which is mediated by the inhibition of HIF-1α and NFκB activation as well as VEGF expression.

  11. A Study on Processing Materials of Instant Tea with High Ester-catechin and EGCG Contents%高酯型儿茶素和EGCG含量的速溶茶加工原料研究

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    林金科; 赵文净; 吴亮宇; 杨志坚; 涂良剑; 孙平; 林艺端; 张明泽; 商虎

    2013-01-01

    为解决目前速溶茶中酯型儿茶素和EGCG(表没食子儿茶素没食子酸酯)含量较低的问题,分别以不同季节的茶叶和不同品种的乌龙茶为加工原料生产速溶茶产品,采用高效液相色谱法检测分析速溶茶产品中的酯型儿茶素和EGCG含量,采用Duncan法进行数据分析.研究结果表明,不同采摘季节的茶叶为加工原料或不同乌龙茶品种的茶叶为加工原料,其生产出的速溶茶产品中酯型儿荼素和EGCG含量差异分别达显著水平.与春茶为加工原料相比,选用乌龙茶秋茶或绿茶夏茶为加工原料生产速溶茶,显著提高了产品中的酯型儿茶素和EGCG含量;与‘铁观音’品种相比,选用‘单枞’或‘毛蟹’品种的乌龙茶为加工原料生产速溶茶,显著提高了速溶乌龙茶产品中的酯型儿茶素和EGCG含量.%The aim of this research was to solve the problem of low contents of ester-catechins and EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) in instant tea. Using different processing raw materials of oolong tea or green tea plucked in different seasons and of oolong tea plucked from different varieties, different kinds of instant tea were produced. The contents of ester-catechins and EGCG were detected by HPLC. It was confirmed that the contents of ester-catechins and EGCG in instant oolong tea processed from fall oolong tea were higher than that from spring. The contents of ester-catechins and EGCG in instant green tea processed from summer green tea were higher than that from spring. There were significant differences in the contents of ester-catechins and EGCG in instant oolong tea made from different cultivars and the order followed 'Dancong' >' Maoxie' >' Tie Guanyin'.

  12. 贵定鸟王种茶叶中咖啡因和儿茶素类检测分析%Determination and Analysis of Content of Caffeine and Catechins in Niaowang Tea in Guiding

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    谢小林; 屈小媛; 龙汉武; 杨毓银; 罗文敏; 吴世根; 贾强

    2013-01-01

    [Objective] To determine and analyze caffeine and catechins contents in Niaowang Tea in Guiding County, Guizhou Province. [Method] With important bioactive substances caffeine and catechins in tea as study objects, HPLC method was used to determine caffeine and catechins content in Niaowang Tea, and the contents were compared in different varieties of Niaowang Tea. [Result] The results showed that the content of caffeine and catechins between tender leaves and old leaves were significantly different, the content of caffeine and catechins in tender leaves were higher than in old leaves. [Conclusion] The study can provide scientific basis for selecting materials during processing of Niaowang Tea, and provide data support for extension planting and variety establishing of Niaowang Tea.%[目的]对贵州省贵定县鸟王种茶叶中咖啡因和儿茶素类含量进行检测分析及系统研究.[方法]以茶叶中重要的生物活性物质咖啡因和儿茶素类为研究对象,利用高效液相色谱法同时测定鸟王种茶叶中咖啡因和儿茶素类的含量,并对鸟王茶不同类型茶叶的咖啡因和儿茶素类含量进行对比分析.[结果]试验得出,咖啡因和儿茶素类在鸟王种茶新叶与成熟叶之间存在显著差异,新叶中咖啡因和儿茶素类含量高于成熟叶中的含量.[结论]研究可为鸟王茶的生产加工选取原料提供科学的依据,同时为鸟王茶的种植推广与品牌建立提供数据支撑.

  13. Effects of stachyose on absorption and transportation of tea catechins in mice: possible role of Phase II metabolic enzymes and efflux transporters inhibition by stachyose

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    Li, Wenfeng; Lu, Yalong; Huang, Di; Han, Xiao; Yang, Xingbin

    2016-01-01

    Background Nutritional and absorption-promoting properties of stachyose combined with tea catechins (TC) have been revealed. However, the mechanism involved in non-digestible oligosaccharides-mediated enhancement of flavonoid absorption has largely remained elusive. Methods This study was designed to investigate the molecular mechanism of stachyose in enhancing absorption and transportation of TC in mice. Mice were orally pre-treated with stachyose (50, 250, and 500 mg/kg·bw) for 0–8 weeks, and 1 h before sacrifice, mice were treated with TC (250 mg/kg·bw). Results Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis showed that serum concentrations of epicatechin, epigallocatechin, epicatechin gallate, and epigallocatechin gallate were dose- and time-dependently elevated with stachyose pre-treatment in mice. Furthermore, pre-treatment with stachyose in mice reduced intestinal sulfotransferase and uridine diphosphate-glucuronosyltransferase levels by 3.3–43.2% and 23.9–30.4%, relative to control mice, respectively. Moreover, intestinal P-glycoprotein and multidrug resistance-associated protein-1 contents were decreased in mice by pre-administration of stachyose in dose- and time-dependent manner. Conclusions This is the first time to demonstrate that suppression of Phase II metabolic enzymes and efflux transporters of TC in the intestine can play a major role in increasing absorption of TC by stachyose feeding. PMID:27782875

  14. Effects of stachyose on absorption and transportation of tea catechins in mice: possible role of Phase II metabolic enzymes and efflux transporters inhibition by stachyose

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    Wenfeng Li

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Background: Nutritional and absorption-promoting properties of stachyose combined with tea catechins (TC have been revealed. However, the mechanism involved in non-digestible oligosaccharides-mediated enhancement of flavonoid absorption has largely remained elusive. Methods: This study was designed to investigate the molecular mechanism of stachyose in enhancing absorption and transportation of TC in mice. Mice were orally pre-treated with stachyose (50, 250, and 500 mg/kg·bw for 0–8 weeks, and 1 h before sacrifice, mice were treated with TC (250 mg/kg·bw. Results: Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis showed that serum concentrations of epicatechin, epigallocatechin, epicatechin gallate, and epigallocatechin gallate were dose- and time-dependently elevated with stachyose pre-treatment in mice. Furthermore, pre-treatment with stachyose in mice reduced intestinal sulfotransferase and uridine diphosphate-glucuronosyltransferase levels by 3.3–43.2% and 23.9–30.4%, relative to control mice, respectively. Moreover, intestinal P-glycoprotein and multidrug resistance-associated protein-1 contents were decreased in mice by pre-administration of stachyose in dose- and time-dependent manner. Conclusions: This is the first time to demonstrate that suppression of Phase II metabolic enzymes and efflux transporters of TC in the intestine can play a major role in increasing absorption of TC by stachyose feeding.

  15. Catechins in tea suppress the activity of cytochrome P450 1A1 through the aryl hydrocarbon receptor activation pathway in rat livers.

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    Fukuda, Itsuko; Nishiumi, Shin; Mukai, Rie; Yoshida, Ken-ichi; Ashida, Hitoshi

    2015-05-01

    Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and halogenated aromatic hydrocarbons (HAHs) develop various adverse effects through activation of an aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR). The suppressive effects of brewed green tea and black tea on 3-methylcholanthrene (MC)-induced AhR activation and its downstream events were examined in the liver of rats. Ad-libitum drinking of green tea and black tea suppressed MC-induced AhR activation and elevation of ethoxyresorufin O-deethylase activity in the liver, whereas the teas themselves did not induce them. Tea showed a suppressive fashion on the expression of cytochrome P450 1A1 (CYP1A1). Tea suppressed the AhR activation induced by 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) ex vivo. A part of catechins and theaflavins was present in plasma and liver as conjugated and intact forms. The results of this study suggested that active component(s) of tea are incorporated in the liver and suppress the activity of CYP1As through the AhR activation pathway.

  16. The Effect of Dietary Supplementation of Green Tea Catechins on Cardiovascular Disease Risk Markers in Humans: A Systematic Review of Clinical Trials

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    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Green tea catechins (GTCs are secondary plant metabolites that have been associated with health benefits in human trials. As such, they have the potential to reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD risk; however, results are not consistent. This systematic review of the published data assessed the putative effect of GTCs supplementation on anthropometric, blood pressure, and biochemical measures associated with CVD risk. It was conducted in accordance with the preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses (PRISMA guidelines exploring four major electronic databases (MEDLINE, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, and Scopus. Studies were included if they were published in peer-reviewed journals in English from 1990 until October 2015, and were human double-blind randomized and placebo-controlled trials (RCTs. From 122,428 articles initially identified, after two levels of screening, seven studies met the inclusion criteria. The review revealed consistent and significant (p ≤ 0.05 reductions in body mass index (BMI, blood pressure and plasma lipids; however, this effect would have been less if between-group effects had been considered. The current evidence base also has considerable methodological limitations due to suboptimal statistical methods used in data analyses. Future research efforts must aim to rectify this paucity of evidence with well-designed and well-reported prospective studies.

  17. Bioavailability of gallic acid and catechins from grape seed polyphenol extract is improved by repeated dosing in rats: implications for treatment in Alzheimer's disease.

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    Ferruzzi, Mario G; Lobo, Jessica K; Janle, Elsa M; Cooper, Bruce; Simon, James E; Wu, Qing-Li; Welch, Cara; Ho, Lap; Weaver, Connie; Pasinetti, Giulio M

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    The present study explored the bioavailability and brain deposition of a grape seed polyphenolic extract (GSPE) previously found to attenuate cognitive deterioration in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Plasma pharmacokinetic response of major GSPE phenolic components was measured following intragastric gavage of 50, 100, and 150 mg GSPE per kg body weight. Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) analysis identified gallic acid (GA), catechin (C), and epicatechin (EC) in plasma of rats gavaged acutely with GSPE. Additionally, 4-methylgallic acid (4-OMeGA), 3'-methylcatechin (3'-OMeC), and 3'-methylepicatechin (3'-OMeEC) were identified as circulating metabolites of GSPE phenolic constituents. Cmax for individual GSPE constituents and their metabolites increased in a dose-dependent fashion (with increasing GSPE oral dose). Repeated daily exposure to GSPE was found to significantly increase bioavailability (defined as plasma AUC0-8h) of GA, C, and EC by 198, 253, and 282% relative to animals receiving only a single acute GSPE dose. EC and C were not detectable in brain tissues of rats receiving a single GSPE dose but reached levels of 290.7 +/-45.9 and 576.7 +/- 227.7 pg/g in brain tissues from rats administered GSPE for 10 days. This study suggests that brain deposition of GA, C, and EC is affected by repeated dosing of GSPE.

  18. The Combination of Catechin and Epicatechin Gallate from Fructus Crataegi Potentiates β-Lactam Antibiotics Against Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA in Vitro and in Vivo

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    Jiang Zheng

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Fructus crataegi (hawthorn is the common name of all plant species in the genus Crataegus of the Rosaceae family. In the present study, three monomers of (+-catechin (C, (−-epicatechin gallate (ECg and (−-epigallocatechin (EGC were isolated from the hawthorn under the guide of antibacterial sensitization activity. The bioactivity of the composite fraction in enhancing the antibacterial effect of oxacillin against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA was greater than that of the individual monomer of the hawthorn extract in vitro. Two-fold dilution and checkerboard methods were used to analyze antibacterial activity and screen for the combination and proportion of monomers with the best bioactivity. The result showed that C (128 mg/L combined with ECg (16 mg/L had the greatest effect and the combination also reduced the bacterial load in blood of septic mice challenged with a sublethal dose of MRSA, increased daunomycin accumulation within MRSA and down-regulated the mRNA expression of norA, norC and abcA, three important efflux pumps of MRSA. In summary, C and ECg enhanced the antibacterial effect of β-lactam antibiotics against MRSA in vitro and in vivo, which might be related to the increased accumulation of antibiotics within MRSA via suppression of important efflux pumps’ gene expression.

  19. Comparative study of the growth-inhibitory and apoptosis-inducing activities of black tea theaflavins and green tea catechin on murine myeloid leukemia cells.

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    Lung, Hong-Lok; Ip, Wai-Ki; Chen, Zhen-Yu; Mak, Nai-Ki; Leung, Kwok-Nam

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    Among the black tea polyphenols, theaflavins are generally considered to be the more effective components for the inhibition of carcinogenesis. In this study, we attempted to compare the growth-inhibitory and apoptosis-inducing activities of the four black tea theaflavins (TF-1, TF-2A, TF-2B and TF-3) with the major green tea catechin epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) on the murine myeloid leukemia WEHI-3B JCS cells. All the four black tea theaflavins were shown to exert potent anti-proliferative and cytotoxic effects on the leukemia WEHI-3B JCS cells in a dose-dependent manner. The observed anti-proliferative and cytotoxic effects were in the following order of potency: EGCG > TF-2B > TF-3 > TF-2A > TF-1. In addition, all theaflavins were capable of inducing apoptosis in the leukemia WEHI-3B JCS cells. Among the four theaflavins tested, TF-2B and TF-3 were found to be slightly more potent in inducing apoptosis of the WEHI-3B JCS cells than that of TF-2A and TF-1 but were comparable to the major green tea epicatechin EGCG. More interestingly, both TF-2B and TF-3 were found to be much more effective than TF-1 and TF-2B in reducing both the in vitro clonogenicity and in vivo tumorigenicity of the WEHI-3B JCS cells, suggesting that these two black tea theaflavins might represent potential candidates for the treatment of some forms of leukemia.

  20. Analyses on contents of rutin and catechin in leaves and under-ground part of Potentilla fragarioides in spring and autumn by HPLC%春季和秋季莓叶委陵菜叶片和地下部分芦丁及儿茶素含量的HPLC分析

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    周栋; 马蓓蓓; 刘汉柱; 辛华

    2011-01-01

    @@ 莓叶委陵菜(Potentilla fragarioides L.)又名雉子筵,为蔷薇科(Rosaceae)委陵菜属(Potentilla L.)多年生草本植物,具有补阴虚、止血、抗病毒等作用,由其制成的莓叶委陵菜胶在临床上用于治疗月经过多、功能性子宫出血及子宫肌瘤出血等症[1-2].%Contents of rutin and catechin in leaves and under-ground part of Potentilla fragarioides L. in spring and autumn were determined by HPLC technology. The results show that in spring, rutin content in leaves and under-ground part of P.fragarioides is 1.670 3 and 0.054 4 mg · g-1 , and catechin content is 0.263 5 and 0. 723 5 mg · g-1, respectively. In autumn, rutin content is 0.586 9 and 0.010 7 mg · g-1, and catechin content is 0.784 3 and 0.366 4 mg· g-1,respectively. The rutin content in leaves is the highest in spring, and catechin content in leaves is the highest in autumn.Therefore, collecting leaves in spring is suitable for taking rutin as a purpose, while collecting leaves in autumn is suitable for taking catechin as a purpose.

  1. Green tea compound epigallo-catechin-3-gallate (EGCG) increases neuronal survival in adult hippocampal neurogenesis in vivo and in vitro.

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    Ortiz-López, L; Márquez-Valadez, B; Gómez-Sánchez, A; Silva-Lucero, M D C; Torres-Pérez, M; Téllez-Ballesteros, R I; Ichwan, M; Meraz-Ríos, M A; Kempermann, G; Ramírez-Rodríguez, G B

    2016-05-13

    Epigallo-catechin-3-gallate (EGCG), found in the leaves of Camellia sinensis (green tea), has antioxidant- and scavenger-functions and acts neuroprotectively. It has been publicized as anti-aging remedy but data on potential cellular mechanisms are scarce. Recent studies claimed that EGCG specifically promotes neural precursor cell proliferation in the dentate gyrus of C57Bl/6 mice, without changes at the level of immature and mature new neurons. We here analyzed the effects of EGCG on adult hippocampal neurogenesis in male Balb/C mice and saw a different pattern. Two weeks of treatment with EGCG (0, 0.625, 1.25, 2.5, 5 and 10mg/kg) showed a dose-response curve that peaked at 2.5mg/kg of EGCG with significantly increased cell survival without affecting cell proliferation but decreasing apoptotic cells. Also, EGCG increased the population of doublecortin-(DCX)-expressing cells that comprises the late intermediate progenitor cells (type-2b and -3) as well as immature neurons. After EGCG treatment, the young DCX-positive neurons showed more elaborated dendritic trees. EGCG also significantly increased net neurogenesis in the adult hippocampus and increased the hippocampal levels of phospho-Akt. Ex vivo, EGCG exerted a direct effect on survival and neuronal differentiation of adult hippocampal precursor cells, which was absent, when PI3K, a protein upstream of Akt, was blocked. Our results thus support a pro-survival and a pro-neurogenic role of EGCG. In the context of the conflicting published results, however, potential genetic modifiers must be assumed. These might help to explain the overall variability of study results with EGCG. Our data do indicate, however, that natural compounds such as EGCG can in principle modulate brain plasticity.

  2. Examining the potential benefits of (--epicatechin, (+-catechin, and rutin on maternal and offspring cardiovascular outcomes in LDLr-/-mice exposed to an atherogenic environment during early development

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    Mary N. R. Lesser

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Background: Maternal nutritional status can impact numerous early developmental processes. In certain cases, these effects can influence the risk their off spring can have for select chronic diseases later in life. Consequently, in this article were port on the effects of maternal consumption of high levels of certain flavonoids on the development of coronary artery disease (CAD in an atherosclerosis-prone mutant mouse model.Methods:LDLr -/-mutant mice were fed a control fat (CF, high fat (HF, or the HFdiet supplemented with epicatechin and catechin (HFEC or rutin (HFRU, prior to pregnancy and during lactation, in order to explore whether the flavonoids influenced markers of vascular health in the lactating dams (lactation day (LD 21. Post-weaning (postnatal day(PND22, offspring were challenged with an atherogenic environment (HF diet in the absence of flavonoids and vascular health markers were assessed in the adult offspring (PND 60. Results:Dams fed the HF diet had elevated markers of atherosclerosisonLD 21whencompared to the dams fed with the control diet. Flavonoid consumption prior to pregnancy and during lactation had inconsistent effects on maternal markers of atherosclerosis (plasma cholesterol, aortic lipid accumulation, and oxidative stress biomarkers at LD21 compared to dams fed the HF diet without flavonoids.At PND 60, there were no differences in vascular health markers among the groups of LDLr -/-offspring whose mothers consumed the CF or the HF diet with or without flavonoids during lactation. Conclusions: Maternal consumption of the flavonoid-supplemented HF diets had modest effects on maternal markers of atherosclerosis. The exposure of offspring to the flavonoid-supplemented HF diets during early lactation had little effect on the cardiovascular parameters assessed in the adult offspring.

  3. Comparison of Catechin Content in the Barks and Leaves of Eucommia ulmoids Oliv.%杜仲皮和叶中儿茶素含量差异的研究

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    贾智若; 马雯芳; 甄汉深; 卢澄生; 刘棉娟

    2012-01-01

    [Objective] To discuss the different content of catechin in the leaves and barks of E. ulmoides, so as to provide references for using its leaves instead of barks as medicine. [Method] The E. ulmoides barks and leaves from three different places were collected and then extracted, their content of catechin was determined by RP-HPLC on a column of Agilent HC-C18(4.6 mm ×250 mm,5 μm), using the mobile phase of acetonitrile-0.4% phosphoric acid solution(13:87) at a flow rate of 1.0 ml/min and with the detection wavelength of 280 nm. [Result] The content of catechin in the barks and leaves of E. ulmoids was different in the three places, the catechin contents in the barks of E. idmoides produced in Xinyang of Henan, Mianyang of Sichuan and Zunyi of Guizhou were 1.919, 1.279 and 1. 167 mg/g, while that in the leaves were 49. 34, 35. 75 and 33. 72 mg/g; the catechin content in leaves was significantly higher than that in barks. [Conclusion] The analytic method in this study is simple and rapid with good reproducibility, thus is applicable to the determination of catechin content in different parts of E. ulmoides. The determination results proved that the E. ulmoides leaves is worthy to be exploited.%[目的]研究杜仲皮和叶中儿茶素含量的差异,为杜仲以叶代皮入药提供依据.[方法]选取3个产地的杜仲皮和叶样品进行提取,并采用反相高效液相色谱法测定儿荼素的含量,色谱柱为Agilent HC-C18(4.6 mm×2.50 mm,5μm);流动相为乙腈-浓度0.4%磷酸溶液(13∶87,V/V);流速为1.0 ml/min,检测波长280nm.[结果]所取3个产地的同株杜仲的皮和叶中儿茶紊的含量不同,其中河南信阳、四川绵阳和贵州遵义产的杜仲皮中儿荼素的含量分别为1.919、1.279和1.167 mg/g,所产的杜仲叶中儿茶素的含量分别为49.34、35.75和33.72mg/g;同株杜仲叶中儿茶素含量明显高于杜仲皮.[结论]研究所采用分析方法简便、快速,重现性良好,适用于杜仲不同

  4. 酯型儿茶素载体栓对大兔细菌性阴道炎作用%Treatment effect of carrier suppository with ester-catechins on bacterial vaginitis in rabbits

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    张传香; 李红玉; 李淑华

    2012-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the therapeutic effect of vaginal carrier suppository with ester-catechins on bacterial vaginitis. Methods New Zealand big white rabbits(36) were randomly assigned to 6 groups:normal control group,model control group, Fukang carrier suppository group, and three groups of vaginal carrier suppository with ester-catechins. The bacterial vaginitis model was established by injecting the mixture bacteria of Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli into the vagina of the rabbits and the effect of vaginal carrier suppository with ester-catechins on the bacterial vaginitis was observed. Results After local application of vaginal carrier suppository with ester-catechins for 7 consecutive days,the moderate and high dose treatments showed the same effectiveness as Fukang carrier suppository with a curative rate of 83. 3%. Compared to the model control group,both the moderate and high dose of the vaginal carrier suppository with ester-catechins markedly inhibited the growth of Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli. Conclusion The vaginal carrier suppository with ester-catechins showed remarkable therapeutic effect for bacterial vaginitis in rabbits.%目的 研究酯型儿茶素载体栓对细菌性阴道炎的治疗作用.方法 新西兰大白兔分为5组,即模型对照、妇康载体栓及酯型儿茶素低、中、高剂量(29、58、116 mg/kg)组.采用金黄色葡萄球菌和大肠埃希菌的混合菌液直接注入新西兰大白兔阴道内复制成细菌性阴道炎模型,观察酯型儿茶素载体栓对细菌性阴道炎的作用.结果 连续7d阴道局部绐药,治疗大白兔细菌性阴道炎,酯型儿茶素载体栓中、高剂量组的疗效与妇康载体栓组相同,治愈率可达83.3%,有效率为100%;细菌学检测,与模型组比较,酯型儿茶素载体栓中、高剂量组和妇康载体栓组均可明显抑制金黄色葡萄球菌和大肠埃希菌的生长(P<0.05).结论 酯型儿茶素载体栓对新西兰大

  5. The Comparative Researches of Contents of Caffeine and Catechins between Niaowang Tea and Fuding Tea in Guiding Country%贵定鸟王茶和福鼎茶中咖啡因和儿茶素含量比较

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    谢小林; 白杨; 吴世根; 王芳; 屈小媛; 杨毓银; 贾强

    2014-01-01

    利用高效液相色谱法测定贵定县本地茶种鸟王茶与引进的福鼎茶茶叶中的咖啡因和儿茶素含量,分析比较两种茶叶中咖啡因和儿茶素含量的差异,可为鸟王茶的保护与开发提供科学依据。采用C18色谱柱,流动相为NH4AC水溶液和甲醇,梯度洗脱,检测波长220 nm,流速为0.5 mL/min,柱温室温。结果表明,贵定鸟王茶与福鼎茶中的咖啡因含量无明显差异,鸟王茶儿茶素的单体化合物的含量明显高于福鼎茶。%The content of caffeine and catechins in Niaowang tea and Fuding tea were determinated by high performance liq-uid chromatography method. Niaowang tea was the local tea of Guiding country and Fuding tea was imported. The content of two ingredients in the two teas were analyzed and compared to provide the scientific basis for the protection and development of Niaowang tea. The separation of catechins and caffeine was achieved on a C18 analytical column. The mobile phase was consisted of NH4AC aqueous solution (A) and methanol (B). Gradient elution was performed with the wavelength at 200 nm, the flow rate of 0.5 mL/min and the column temperature of room temperature. The results showed that the content of caffeine in the two teas had little difference. The content of catechins of Niaowang tea was higher than that of Fuding tea.

  6. Effects of green tea catechins on cytochrome P450 2B6, 2C8, 2C19, 2D6 and 3A activities in human liver and intestinal microsomes.

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    Misaka, Shingen; Kawabe, Keisuke; Onoue, Satomi; Werba, José Pablo; Giroli, Monica; Tamaki, Sekihiro; Kan, Toshiyuki; Kimura, Junko; Watanabe, Hiroshi; Yamada, Shizuo

    2013-01-01

    The effects of green tea catechins on the main drug-metabolizing enzymatic system, cytochrome P450 (CYP), have not been fully elucidated. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effects of green tea extract (GTE, total catechins 86.5%, w/w) and (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) on the activities of CYP2B6, CYP2C8, CYP2C19, CYP2D6 and CYP3A in vitro, using pooled human liver and intestinal microsomes. Bupropion hydroxylation, amodiaquine N-deethylation, (S)-mephenytoin 4'-hydroxylation, dextromethorphan O-demethylation and midazolam 1'-hydroxylation were assessed in the presence or absence of various concentrations of GTE and EGCG to test their effects on CYP2B6, CYP2C8, CYP2C19, CYP2D6 and CYP3A activities, respectively. Each metabolite was quantified using UPLC/ESI-MS, and the inhibition kinetics of GTE and EGCG on CYP enzymes was analyzed. In human liver microsomes, IC50 values of GTE were 5.9, 4.5, 48.7, 25.1 and 13.8 µg/mL, for CYP2B6, CYP2C8, CYP2C19, CYP2D6 and CYP3A, respectively. ECGC also inhibited these CYP isoforms with properties similar to those of GTE, and produced competitive inhibitions against CYP2B6 and CYP2C8, and noncompetitive inhibition against CYP3A. In human intestinal microsomes, IC50 values of GTE and EGCG for CYP3A were 18.4 µg/mL and 31.1 µM, respectively. EGCG moderately inhibited CYP3A activity in a noncompetitive manner. These results suggest that green tea catechins cause clinically relevant interactions with substrates for CYP2B6 and CYP2C8 in addition to CYP3A.

  7. Separation of Catechin and Epicatechin from Persimmon by High Speed Counter Current Chromatography%高速逆流色谱法分离制备柿子中儿茶素及表儿茶素

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    郭琳博; 李宇华; 周婧; 岳溪; 陈湘宁

    2012-01-01

    采用HP2MGL大孔树脂对柿子中的儿茶素类物质进行初步分离,用高速逆流色谱进一步分离纯化柿子中的(-)-儿茶素、(-)-表儿茶素.结果表明,在以正丁醇-乙酸乙酯-水(体积比为1∶2∶3)组成的溶剂体系,上相为固定相,下相为流动相,转速800 r/min,流速1 mL/min的条件下进行HSCCC制备,经高效液相法测定,从58mg样品中分离出7.25 mg(-)-儿茶素和0.43 mg(-)-表儿茶素,纯度分别为98.3%和97.9%.%HP2MGL macroporous resin was adopted to separate catechin and epicatechin, and then High-speed Counter Current Chromatography instrument was used for further separation and purification. The separation conditions were 800 r/min rotated rate, 1 mL/min flow rate in the solvent system was composed of normal butanol-ethyl acetate-wa-ter(1:2:3,V:V:V); the upper was used as the stationary phase and the lower phase was used as the mobile phase. The results indicated that 7.25 mg catechin and 0.43 mg epicatechin could be obtained with 58 mg persimmon extraction by HSCCC at the above conditions. The purity of catechin and epicatechin was individually 98.3% and 97.9% by High Performance Liquid Chromatographic analysis.

  8. Researching of Tannase on Debasing Content of Esterified Catechins in Instant Green Tea%单宁酶降低速溶绿茶中酯型儿茶素含量的研究

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    杨军国; 欧鸥; 陈泉宾; 王丽丽; 王秀萍; 陈林

    2015-01-01

    Esterified catechins are the major components resulting in bitterness and astringency in instant tea for the taste of additive applied products. Hence,more attention should be paid to the application of tannase in processing of instant tea for it degraded esterified catechins in tea. In this paper,the effects of tannase had been investigated on degrading esterified catechins for instant green tea solution at different concentrations,degradation values of EGCG for per unit tannase (mg)and the application of tannase in processing of instant green tea. The results showed that degradation values of EGCG for per unit tannase (mg)achieved 6. 70 mg·mg-1 at diopter of instant green tea solution 2. 35. The 3‰ addition of tea materials for tannase was suitable in applying to extracted and separated tea solution to obtain the instant tea powder with mellow taste. Comparing with only by extraction in hot water,applying tannase did not change the instant green tea significantly in the contents of tea polyphenols and catechins .%酯型儿茶素是速溶茶苦涩味的主体成分,其存在导致所应用产品口感苦涩,难以满足市场消费者的口感需求。单宁酶可降解茶叶中的酯型儿茶素组分,其在速溶茶加工中的应用值得关注。通过单宁酶对不同浓度速溶绿茶溶液的酯型儿茶素降解效果、单位单宁酶的 EGCG 降解量以及在速溶绿茶加工中的应用,结果表明,速溶绿茶溶液折光度为2.35时,单宁酶酯型儿茶素降解效果最好,单位单宁酶 EGCG 降解量可达6.70 mg·mg-1。应用于速溶绿茶加工时,单宁酶添加量以原料的3‰为宜,先提取分离后酶解,可获得口感醇和的速溶茶粉,茶多酚及儿茶素含量相较于热水提取基本不变。

  9. Study on Catechins Content Difference of raw Pu’er tea under Different Environmental Conditions%不同环境下普洱茶儿茶素类差异研究

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    董维多; 鲍晓华

    2014-01-01

    普洱茶在不同生长环境下其化学成分不同,因此深入研究普洱茶,让人们进一步认识了解普洱茶,有利于古树茶的合理开发利用和保护。采用30℃真空干燥后温浸提取茶液,用 Waters 高效液相色谱法梯度洗脱测定儿茶素类。儿茶素类含量及其中 EGCG 含量最高的是栽培型野生古树茶(23.15%、10.98%),最低的是野生古树茶(7.874%、3.52%);低海拔、土壤的 PH 值偏低的地方儿茶素类含量高;与树龄没有什么关系。%The chemical composition of Non-fermented Pu’er tea in different ecological envi-ronment is different,so further studies are necessary to fully understand the Non-fermented Pu’er tea,as well as to promote the reasonable exploitation and conservation of an old tea trees.The fresh leaves were dried in 30°C under vacuum,extracted by warm soaking.Catechins of the samples were determined by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC,Waters).The HPLC analysis exhib-ited that the highest contents of Catechins and EGCG were 23.15% and 10.98% of cultivation of wild ancient tea,the lowest contents of Catechins and EGCG were 7.874% and 3.52% of old wild trees. The content of Catechins is higher in low altitude and low soil pH environmental conditions,and has little concern with the tree-age.

  10. Simultaneous Determination of Catechin in Different Species of Tea by RP-HPLC%高效液相色谱法测定茶叶中儿茶素含量

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    林俐莎; 葛建; 杨晶晶; 韩帅玮琦; 邓丽娟; 韩宝瑜

    2011-01-01

    Objective To establish a method for determination of three kinds catechin in tea and compare content of which from different species of tea in current market. Methods The content of three kinds of catechin was measured by modified HPLC method and difference of which was tested. The determination was performed on Hypersil BDS C18( 250 mmx 4. 6 mm,5 |xm )column with acetonitrile-0. 1% citric acid ( 10 '. 90 )as mobile phase at detection wavelength of 280 nm. And the column temperature was set at 30 °C and the wave length was 280 nm. Results The good linear relationship of three kinds of catechin occurred in the range of 2-400 mg ■ L" ( r>0. 999 ). And the average recoveries were more than 99. 0% and RSD were less than 2. 0% . Conclusion There was great difference in the content of catechin from five species of tea. It is suggested to further study and complete picking,processing and preserving of tea and formulate scientific and resonable quality standard.%目的 建立茶叶中3种儿茶素检测方法,比较目前市场不同品种茶叶中儿茶素含量差异性.方法 采用改进的高效液相色谱(HPLC)法测定了不同茶叶中3种儿茶素的含量,对5个不同品种茶叶进行了儿茶素含量差异性检查.色谱柱为Hypersil BDS C18(250 mm×4.6 mm,5 μm)柱;流动相为乙腈:0.1%柠檬酸溶液=10:90;柱温30 ℃,波长280 nm.结果 改进的HPLC方法测定3种儿茶素在2~400 mg·L-1范围内线性关系良好(r>0.999),平均回收率>99.0%,精密度<2.0%.结论 不同品种茶叶中儿茶素含量变化差异性较显著.建议进一步研究和完善茶叶的采摘、加工及贮存等流程,并制定出科学、合理的质量标准.

  11. 茶树酯型儿茶素水解酶鉴定及其检测体系的建立%Identification and Reaction Assay of Galloylated Catechins Hydrolase in Tea Plant

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    聂志银; 刘亚军; 刘莉; 高丽萍; 夏涛

    2011-01-01

    In this experiment, high activity of galloylated catechins hydrolase (GCH) was detected existing in tea plant (Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze) by enzymology analysis in vitro, combining thin layer chromatography (TLC), high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), and liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) analysis. The galloylated catechins could be hydrolyzed to ungalloylated catechins and gallic acid (GA) with the GCH action. The optimum reaction assay of GCH has been established. The 2.5 mL enzyme reaction assay included 0.1 mol/L phosphate buffer (pH 6.5), 0.2 mmol/L EGCG, 2.4 mmol/L sodium ascorbate, crude enzyme extract (0.1 mg total protein), and then it was incubated at 30 ℃ for 30 min. Besides, the crude enzyme extract was partially purified via ammonium sulfate fractionation, anion exchange chromatography on Q Sepharose Fast Flow column and gel filtration chromatography on superdex 200 sequentially.%本试验利用体外酶学方法,结合薄层层析( TLC)、高效液相色谱(HPLC)和液相色谱-串联质谱(LC-MS/MS)分析,首次从茶树中检测到活性较高的酯型儿茶素水解酶(Galloylated Catechins Hydrolase,GCH)的存在.在酯型儿茶素水解酶催化下,酯型儿茶素发生水解反应,生成没食子酸(GA)和非酯型儿茶素.试验确立了酯型儿茶素水解酶的最适检测体系,在2.5 mL反应体系中包含0.2 mmol/L酯型儿茶素、2.4 mmol/L抗坏血酸、粗酶提取液若干(含0.1 mg酶蛋白)和0.1 mol/L磷酸缓冲液(pH6.5),在30℃下,反应30 min.此外,试验利用硫酸铵分级沉淀、阴离子交换层析和凝胶过滤层析对该酶进行了初步纯化.

  12. Catechins induce apoptosis of multiple myeloma RPMI 8226 cells and its mechanism%茶多酚诱导人多发性骨髓瘤RPMI8226细胞的凋亡及其作用机制

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    钱樱; 张莉; 陈秋生; 张勇; 肖丹; 翁香琴; 赵维莅

    2012-01-01

    目的:研究茶多酚对人多发性骨髓瘤RPMI 8226细胞生长及凋亡的影响,并探讨其可能的作用机制.方法:通过MTT法、瑞氏染色法和FCM法分别检测不同浓度的茶多酚对RPMI 8226细胞增殖和凋亡的影响;FCM法检测对细胞线粒体膜电位的影响;蛋白质印迹法检测△caspase-3片段和凋亡相关蛋白bc1-2的表达;ELISA法检测对RPMI 8226细胞分泌细胞因子白细胞介素-6(interleukin-6,IL-6)水平的影响.结果:与对照组相比,茶多酚浓度129.6和259.1 μmol/L处理RPMI 8226细胞1~3 d后均能明显抑制细胞的增殖,且呈时间-剂量相关性;统计显示,24 h时的半数细胞抑制浓度(half inhibitory concentration,IC50)值为165.7μmol/L.茶多酚(129.6μmol/L)作用24 h后,RPMI 8226细胞出现典型的凋亡形态学改变;茶多酚(129.6和259.1 μmol/L)作用24 h后,RPMI 8226细胞凋亡率分别为(24.6±2.3)%和(43.5±3.9)%,与对照组比较差异均有统计学意义;细胞的线粒体膜电位降低,活性△caspase-3片段产生,bc1-2蛋白表达水平下降,IL-6分泌水平降低.结论:茶多酚能抑制RPMI 8226细胞增殖并诱导其凋亡,其作用机制可能与产生活性△caspase-3片段,抑制bc1-2蛋白表达,降低细胞分泌IL-6水平相关.%Objective: To investigate the effects of catechins on cell growth and apoptosis of human multiple myeloma cell line RPMI 8226 in vitro, and to explore the possible mechanism. Methods: The growth inhibitory rate and apoptosis rate of RPMI 8226 cells were detected by MTT method, Wright's staining and flow cytometry (FCM) after treatment with different concentrations of catechins. The change of mitochondrial membrane potential induced by catechins was detected by FCM. The expression levels of Acaspase-3 fragments and bcl-2 protein were examined by Western blotting, and the secretion level of cytokine interleukin-6 (IL-6) in RPMI 8226 cells was analyzed by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Results: The

  13. Study on Optimization of Extraction Conditions of Catechin from Roasted Green Tea by Supercritical-CO2 Fluid Extraction%炒青绿茶儿茶素超临界CO2萃取工艺优化研究

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    毛世红; 邱涛涛

    2014-01-01

    The extraction conditions of catechin from roasted green tea by supercritical-CO 2 fluid extraction (SFE-CO2)were studied. Influences of extraction temperature, extraction pressure, materiel-liquid ratio, and extraction time on the content of catechin were investigated, and the effect of extraction conditions on the extraction rate of catechin from extracts was evaluated by single factor and orthogonal tests.Experimental results showed that the successive order of diferent effect factors on yield of catechin was extraction pressure>materiel-liquid ratio>extraction time>materiel granularity. The optimal extraction conditions of catechin from roasted green tea as follows:extraction temperature 50℃, extraction time 120 min, extraction pressure 25 MPa, 1∶2.5 of solid to liquid ratio was used as a modifier, and 0.65 mm of particle size. The maximum SFE-CO2 extracting rate of catechin 6.053 6%.%采用单因素试验和正交试验对炒青绿茶儿茶素超临界CO2萃取工艺进行探讨,确定萃取效果影响的程度从高到低依次为:萃取压力>夹带剂乙醇用量>萃取时间>萃取粒度,最佳萃取工艺为:底物与夹带剂(乙醇)之比为100 g/250 mL,萃取压力25 MPa,萃取温度50℃,粒度为60目,萃取120 min。按照该工艺茶叶中儿茶素粗提物的得率为6.0536%。

  14. Optimization of Flash Extraction of Catechins from Tea by Response Surface Methodology%响应面法优化闪式提取茶叶中儿茶素类物质的工艺研究

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    朱兴一; 杨军辉; 谢捷; 顾艳芝; 王平

    2011-01-01

    Flash extraction of catechins from tea was studied. At the basis of single-factor tests, the factors, i,e., ethanol volume fraction, liquid to solid ratio and extraction time were selected to do. Box-Benhnken central composite test and response surfce analysis. The optimized conditions were as follows: ethanol volume fraction 65 %, liquid to solid ratio 20:1 ( mL: g) and extraction time 87 s. Under the optimum conditions, the total yield of catechins was 12.33 % and the relative error to the predicted value was 0. 15 %.%以儿茶素得率为指标,在单因素试验的基础上,选取乙醇体积分数、液料比、提取时间3因素进行Box-Benhnken中心组合试验和响应面分析以探讨闪式提取茶叶中儿茶素类物质的工艺.结果表明,乙醇体积分数65%,液料比20:1(mL:g),提取时间87 s为较佳工艺,在此工艺条件下,儿茶素得率为12.33%,与预测值的相对误差为0.15%.

  15. Extracting Technique for Catechin and Caffeine from Selected Red Tea by Orthogonal Test%正交试验法优选红茶中儿茶素及咖啡碱的提取工艺

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    史琤

    2014-01-01

    The best extraction technique is used for caffeine,catechin (C ),[(-)-epicatechin (EC ),(-)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG),(-)-epicatechin gallate(ECG)from selected red tea.The extraction time,methanol concentration and the affect of material-to-liquid ratio on the mass fraction of catechin and caffeine were investigated by orthogonal experiments.Results showed that the optimal ex-traction conditions were extraction time 20 min,methanol concentration 80%and material-to-liquid ratio 1∶50 (g/mL).%优选了红茶中咖啡碱、儿茶素(C)、表儿茶素(EC)、表没食子儿茶素没食子酸酯(EGCG)、表儿茶素没食子酸酯(ECG)的最佳提取工艺。通过正交试验法考察了提取时间、甲醇体积分数、料液比对红茶中儿茶素及咖啡碱质量分数的影响。试验发现红茶的最佳提取工艺条件为:提取时间20 min,体积分数为80%的甲醇溶液,料液比为m(红茶)∶V(甲醇)=1∶50(g/mL)。

  16. Reproductive and developmental outcomes, and influence on maternal and offspring tissue mineral concentrations, of (−-epicatechin, (+-catechin, and rutin ingestion prior to, and during pregnancy and lactation in C57BL/6J mice

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    Mary N.R. Lesser

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Maternal nutrition can have a significant effect on developmental processes during pregnancy and lactation. While certain flavonoids have been postulated to be beneficial for health, little is known about the effects of ingestion during pregnancy and lactation on the mother and progeny. We report on the effects of maternal consumption of high levels of certain flavonoids on reproductive and developmental outcomes in a mouse model. C57BL/6J female mice were fed a control diet (CT, the CT diet supplemented with 1% or 2% of a mix of epicatechin and catechin (EC1, EC2, or rutin (RU1, RU2 prior to, during pregnancy, and lactation. A subset of dams was killed on gestation day (GD 18.5 to evaluate fetal outcomes and the remainder was allowed to deliver to evaluate offspring. Maternal food intake, body and tissue weight did not differ among groups. The number of resorptions, implantations, litter size, postnatal survival, body weight, and skeletal development were also similar. Alterations in maternal and offspring liver mineral concentrations were observed. The current results indicate that consumption of high amounts of epicatechin, catechin, and rutin during gestation and lactation is not associated with any marked developmental effects, although changes in liver mineral concentrations were noted.

  17. Green tea catechins enhance tumor development in the colon without effects in the lung or thyroid after pretreatment with 1,2-Dimethylhydrazine or 2,2'-dihydroxy-di-n-propylnitrosamine in male F344 rats.

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    Hirose, M; Hoshiya, T; Mizoguchi, Y; Nakamura, A; Akagi, K; Shirai, T

    2001-07-10

    Modifying effects of green tea catechins (GTCs) on the post-initiation stage of colon, lung and thyroid carcinogenesis were examined in F344 male rats. Groups of 20 animals were given subcutaneous injections of 40 mg/kg body wt of 1,2-dimethylhydrazine twice a week for 2 weeks or oral administration of 0.1% 2,2'-dihydroxy-di-n-propylnitrosamine (DHPN) in the drinking water for 2 weeks for initiation. They then received diet containing 1 or 0.1% green tea catechin or basal diet alone for 33 weeks. Histopathological examination after final sacrifice showed that although total incidence and multiplicity of colon tumors were not significantly different from controls, values for colon adenomas were decreased while those for carcinomas and the average size of tumors were significantly increased in the 0.1% GTC group. A similar tendency was observed for the 1% GTC group. Incidences and/or multiplicity of lung hyperplasia and tumors, and thyroid lesions did not significantly vary among the DHPN-treated groups. These results indicate that GTCs do not inhibit, but rather may enhance colon carcinogenesis, while not influencing lung and thyroid carcinogenesis under the present experimental conditions.

  18. 不同浸提方法对茶样中各儿茶素组分含量影响的比较%Companison on Water Extraction and Methanol Extraction on the Quantitation of Catechins in Tea

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    鲜殊; 王玺; 杨卫; 林丹; 谈涵; 宛晓春; 李大祥

    2012-01-01

    选取2个标准茶样为实验材料,采用高效液相色谱法检测,考察了GB/T 8313-2002《茶茶多酚测定》与GB/T 8313-2008《茶叶中茶多酚和儿茶素类含量的检测方法》中2种不同的茶汤浸提方法对茶样中儿茶素组分含量的影响。结果表明:在完全相同的实验条件下,3位实验人员采用GB/T 8313-2002中的沸水浸提法检测儿茶素各组分含量时,其中2位实验人员的测定结果差异不显著;而采用GB/T 8313-2008中的体积分数70%甲醇溶液浸提法检测时,3位实验人员所测定的结果在5%显著水平上差异显著,尤其是儿茶素中的酯型儿茶素的测定结果,差异达到极显著水平,且沸水浸提法与70%的甲醇水溶液浸提法相比,沸水浸提法儿茶素各组分含量的测定结果均高于70%甲醇水浸提法。表明在GB/T 8313-2008的茶汤浸提中,用沸水浸提法代替70%甲醇提取法可能更适于茶叶中儿茶素含量的测定。%using two tea standard samples,two different extraction methods from GB/T 8313 were compared to determine catechin content.The boiling water extraction method was adopted from former national standard GB/T 8313-2002 "Tea-Determination of tea polyphenols content" and methanol extraction is in the current national standard GB/T 8313-2008 "Determination of total polyphenols and catechins in tea".The results showed that the contents of catechins is very similar in water extraction method by three technicians,but have significant differences(at the 5% level of significance)when using methanol extraction.Particularly,the contents of catechin esters are different at the 1% level of significance.These suggest that boiling water extraction method is more suitable than methanol extraction method in the determination of catechin content in GB/T 8313-2008.

  19. Effects of Microfiltration on HPLC Determination of Catechins and Alkaloids in Tea%微孔过滤对茶叶儿茶素类和生物碱HPLC检测的影响

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    王丽丽; 杨军国; 陈键; 宋振硕; 陈林

    2014-01-01

    本试验分别选用4种不同材质[尼龙66(NL 66)、聚醚砜(PES)、混合纤维素(MCE)和聚四氟乙烯(PTFE)]滤膜过滤茶样浸提液,考察微孔滤膜过滤对茶叶中没食子酸、儿茶素类和嘌呤碱HPLC分析检测的影响。结果表明同种材质滤膜连续过滤获得3瓶滤液(约1 mL/瓶)中的没食子酸和生物碱含量基本相当;尼龙66滤膜过滤液中的儿茶素含量存在较大的瓶间差异,但PES、MCE和PTFE滤膜过滤液并无明显的先后差别。由此可见,PES、MCE和PTFE等是茶样浸提液净化预处理较为适宜的滤膜材质,而吸附作用则可能是引起NL 66滤膜过滤液中儿茶素类含量测定结果不一致的主要原因。%In this experiment, effects of microfiltration on HPLC determination of catechins and alkaloids in tea were investigated with four different membrane materials, nylon 66 ( NL 66 ) , polyether sulfone ( PES ) , mixed cellulose ( MCE ) and polytetrafluoroethylene(PTFE). The results indicated that there was no obvious difference in the contents of gallic acid and alkaloids among three auto sampler vials(approximately 1mL per vial) when the tea infusions were continuously filtered with the same membrane. However, the contents of catechins in the filtrates obtained from NL 66 membrane filtration showed more difference between each vial and less difference would be found for MCE, PES and PTFE membrane filtration. These facts suggested that MCE, PES and PTFE filters were more suitable for pretreatment of tea infusions combined with HPLC determination of tea compositions, and the inaccuracy of HPLC determination of tea catechins with Nylon 66 filter might result from its absorption character.

  20. 姜科植物益智儿茶素含量测定分析研究%Study on Determination of The Content of Catechin in Alpinia oxyphylla

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    田建平; 胡远艳; 王俊芳

    2016-01-01

    The content of Catechin in different parts of Alpinia oxyphylla and the content of the Catechin in different storage years of fruit of A.oxyphylla were studied.Ultrasonic extraction and ultraviolet spectrophotometric methods were used, and detection wavelength was in 280 nm.Results showed that the most suitable conditions were 80% ethanol, 1:10 ratio, 40 min of ultrasonic extraction time, the average recovery rate was 92.5%, RSD=0.074% (n=5).The content of catechin in different parts of A.oxyphylla was seed (0.50%)>leaf(0.49%)>stem (0.21%)>pericarp(0.06%), and the content of fruit in different storage years was 2014 (0.48%)>2013(0.46%)>2012(0.36%).Leaf of A.oxyphylla was a kind of medicinal resources worth developing, and the storage conditions should be improved, so as to reduce the loss of the content of the effective components of fruit of A.oxyphylla.%对益智不同部位和储藏年份中儿茶素含量进行了研究。利用超声提取和紫外分光光度法,在检测波长280 nm 处测定样品吸光度,计算儿茶素含量。结果表明:提取儿茶素最适宜的条件为80%乙醇、1:10料液比,超声提取时间40 min;平均加样回收率为92.5%, RSD=0.074%(n=5);益智不同部位的儿茶素含量依次为种子(0.50%)>叶(0.49%)>茎(0.21%)>果皮(0.06%);不同储藏年份的益智果实儿茶素含量依次为2014年产(0.48%)>2013年产(0.46%)>2012年产(0.36%)。益智叶为一类值得开发的药用资源;同时应大力改善储藏条件,以减少益智有效成分含量的损失。

  1. 微波辅助提取绿茶对儿茶素组成及得率的影响%Influence of Microwave-assisted Extraction on the Composition and Yield Rate of Catechins in Green Tea

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    李敏; 任国谱; 崔丽; 肖力争; 肖文军

    2011-01-01

    Microwave-assisted extraction of green tea showed certain effect on catechins yield rate and composition of catechins, however, it lack of systematic research. Based on systemic investigation on the influence of extracting power, extracting time, ratio of tea and water, water temperature and extracting times of microwave-assisted extraction on the composition and yield rate, the test processing parameters with the least influence of microwave extraction and higher yield rate on the composition were optimized and screened, which provide the reference for application in the industrialization of microwave-assisted extraction on tea by using the green tea as the raw material and the composition and yield rate in the extraction as the major index and used the industrial water as the control and the orthogonal test as the method of verification. Under the above mentioned parameters, the microwave-assisted extraction of green tea showed the least influence. The results showed that the optimum parameters were obtained at the ratio of solid to liquid of 1: 25, microwave-assisted extracting power of 539 W, microwave extracting time of 2 min, extracting water temperature of 90℃, and the two times of extracting. The rate of EGC: DL-C: EC: EGCG: GCG: ECG was 3.25:0.12: 1.00: 7.66: 0.49: 1.82, the yield rate of the individual catechins was 130.47%、 22.98%、 124.62%、 114.40%、 7.39%、 96.64% of yield rate extracted by industrial water. Compared with the current industrial technology, this method showed better practicability and results for the extraction of tea polyphenol and catechins.%鉴于微波辅助提取绿茶对儿茶素的得率及其组成具有一定的影响但缺乏系统研究的事实,以绿茶为原料,以提取液中儿茶素的组成及得率为主要考察指标,以工业水提为对照,在系统研究微波辅助提取强度、时间、茶水比、水温及次数等单因子对儿茶素组成及得率影响的基础上,通过正交实验

  2. Study on the Content Change of Catechins and Caffeine in Membrane Separation Processing%膜分离过程中儿茶素和咖啡碱含量变化研究

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    张建勇; 江用文; 江和源; 王伟伟; 龙丹; 王岩

    2013-01-01

    [目的]探讨微滤膜、卷式超滤膜、卷式反渗透膜处理过程中儿茶素和咖啡碱含量变化情况.[方法]采用0.2 μm微滤膜和0.045μm、100 KD、13500D、5000D卷式超滤膜及100D卷式反渗透膜处理茶叶浸提液,HPLC分析膜滤过液和膜截留液中各儿茶素组分和咖啡碱含量,以及膜滤过液和膜截留液真空冷冻干燥样中各儿茶素组分和咖啡碱含量.[结果] EGCG、EGC、ECG、GC、GCG、CG等儿茶素组分和咖啡碱主要集中在膜滤过液中,膜处理后分子量均小于500 D的EGCG、EGC、ECG、GC、GCG、CG等儿茶素组分和咖啡碱均有不同程度的损失.[结论]膜对EGCG、EGC、ECG、GC、GCG、CG等儿茶素组分和咖啡碱的截留效果较差,推测膜处理后儿茶素和咖啡碱损失的主要原因为膜对儿茶素组分和咖啡碱可能具有一定的吸附作用,而这种吸附作用可能与所用的膜材质有关.%[Objective] The content change of tea catechins and caffeine in microfiltration membrane, roll membrane, rolling type reverse osmosis membrane separation processing was studied. [ Method ] The tea extract solution was processed by 0. 2μm microfiltration membrane and 0.045 (jun, 100 D, 13500D, 5000D ultrafiltration membrane and 100 D reverse osmosis ultrafiltration membrane. The content of tea catechins component and caffeine in membrane filtration solution and membrane solution and their freeze dried sample was analyzed by HPLC. [ Result] EGCG, EGC, ECG, GC, GCG, CG and caffeine were mainly concentrated in the membrane filtration solution. The content of EGCG, EGC, ECG, GC, GCG, CG and caffeine, which molecular weight were less than 500D and lost in varying degrees. [ Conclusion ] The membrane interception effect on the EGCG, EGC, ECG, GC, GCG, CG and caffeine was poor. The main reason of catechins and caffeine loss by membrane treatment was that the membrane might have certain adsorption on the catechin and caffeine. And the adsorption effect may be

  3. 茶叶中儿茶素薄层色谱分离所用展开剂的优化%Optimization of developing solvents of high performance thin-layer chromatography for separating catechins in tea

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    王丽丽; 王坤波; 黄建安; 徐仲溪

    2012-01-01

    室温条件下,以硅胶板为固定相,用5种展开剂(体积比9:9:2的甲苯-丙酮-甲酸、5.0:10.0:1.0:0.5的甲苯-甲酸乙酯-甲醇-甲酸、8.0:5.0:15.0:0.3的甲苯-三氯钾烷-丙酮-甲酸、12.5:7.5:1.8:0.6的三氯钾烷-丙酮-甲醇-水、12.5:7.5:1.8:0.6的三氯钾烷-丙酮-甲酸-水)对茶叶中的儿茶素进行薄层色谱分离,筛选出其中较优的展开剂后,进一步优化其配比,并用其分离绿茶和白茶提取物中的儿茶素以进行验证.结果表明,以体积比12.5:7.5:2.2的三氯甲烷-丙酮-甲酸为展开剂,茶叶内主要的4种儿茶素单体(EGCg、EGC、ECg、EC)可得到良好分离,绿茶与白茶提取物中的儿茶素能较好地得以分离.%At room temperature, methylbenzene-acetone-formic acid (9∶9 ∶ 2, V/V), methylbenzene-ethyl formatemethanol-formic acid (5.0 ∶10.0∶ 1.0 ∶0.5, V/V), methylbenzene-chloroform-acetone-formic acid (8.0 ∶5.0∶ 15.0∶ 0.3, V/V), chloroform-acetone-methanol-water(12.5 ∶7.5 ∶1.8 ∶ 0.6, V/V) and chloroform-acetone-formic acid-water (12.5 ∶ 7.5 ∶ 1.8 ∶ 0.6, V/V) on silica gel marked as solvent Ⅰ,Ⅱ,Ⅲ,Ⅳ and Ⅴ respectively were applied as developing solvent respectively in high performance thin-layer chromatography (HPTLC) for isolating catechins in the tea. Among them, solvent Ⅴ was found to be the best for separation of catechins, this solvent was then modified mainly regarding the volume ratios of formic acid. The results showed the modified solvent Ⅴ, namely, chloroform- acetone- formic acid (12.5 ∶ 7.5 ∶2.2, V/V) was the optimum for separation of the four main catechins (EGCg, EGC, Ecg, EC) in the tea. The applicability of the optimized developing solvent was further confirmed by separation of catechins in the extracts of the green and the white tea.

  4. 茶多酚中儿茶素类的HPLC分析方法学考察%Study on the Method of HPLC Analysis of Catechins in Tea Polyphenols

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    于海宁; 沈生荣; 臧荣春; 冯萍

    2001-01-01

    A kind of analytical method by high performance liquidchromatography( HPLC) for tea catechins with ingradient elution system was put forward. In the meantime,the method was investigated in the methodological aspect through separa ting and determining the main four catechins (EC,ECG,EGC,EGCG) of tea polyphe nols. The optimum chromatographic conditions were as follows:ODS column (5 μm , 4.6×250 mm),water/acetonitrile/ethylacetate (v/v/v,8 6∶12∶2) as mobile phase ( add H2SO4 to adjust pH 3.0~4.0),UV detector (280 nm),flow rate:1.0 ml/ min. Moreover,the precision and stability of the method was discussed.%本文建立了一种非梯度洗脱的儿茶素HPLC定性定量分析方法,同时对茶多酚中的四种主要儿茶素(EC,EGCG,ECG,EGC)考察了其方法学。得到最佳色谱条件为:ODS(5μm,4.6×250mm)柱,以重蒸水∶乙睛∶乙酸乙酯=86∶12∶2(v/v/v)为流动相(浓硫酸调pH值至3.0~4.0),流速为1.0ml/min,UV检测波长280nm。探讨了分离测定条件并验证其精密度及方法的稳定性。

  5. Separation of Tea Catechin Oxy-polymers by High Performance Liquid Chromatography%高效液相色谱法分离茶儿茶素氧化聚合物

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    李春美; 谢笔钧

    2001-01-01

    Tea catechin oxy-polymers were obtained by oxidizing tea catechinwith H2O2 and their isolation conditions of HPLC were studied. MS showed that their molecular weight range from 906.4 to 1962.4, which suggested that they might be dimer to pentamer of EGCG; Isocratic and linear gradient elution could not separate them from each other, but a method of combining linear and step gradients elution could separate them from each other. This HPLC method might provide a new way to separate oxy-polymers of catechin.%采用H2O2氧化以EGCG为主的儿茶素,并将所得的氧化产物进行了MS分析和HPLC分离。结果表明所得氧化产物主要为儿茶素的二至五聚体;一般的等度洗脱和线性梯度洗脱不能使儿茶素氧化聚合物各组分分离,往流动相中添加微量EDTA或乙酸铵并采用线性梯度和阶段梯度相结合的洗脱模式既可使氧化聚合物同小分子的儿茶素分开,也可使氧化聚合物各组分基本分离。这为儿茶素氧化聚合物的制取及分离提供了一条新思路。

  6. Research on Extraction Process and Content Determination of Catechin Compounds in Pu’er Tea%普洱茶中儿茶素类化合物的提取工艺及含量测定研究

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    许志刚; 庞宏斌; 刘智敏; 陈云丽

    2013-01-01

    分别采用微波、超声和溶剂回流三种方法对普洱茶样品中的三种儿茶素进行提取,并结合高效液相色谱进行定量分析,结果表明:微波提取法高效、快捷,表没食子儿茶素(E GC )、表儿茶素(EC)和表没食子儿茶素没食子酸酯(EGCG)三种儿茶素的含量分别为2.13%、2.94%和7.26%.扫描电镜图进一步证实:微波提取使茶叶样品表观结构明显侵蚀,并呈现出花纹状,这有利于分析物的提取.%The extraction of three catechins of epigallocatechin (EGC),epicatechin (EC)and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG)in Pu’er tea is investigated by the methods of microwave assisted extraction,ultrasonic extrac-tion and solvent reflux extraction,respectively.The three catechins are then determined by high performance liq-uid chromatography.The results indicate that microwave assisted extraction method is faster and more efficient. The contents of EGC,EC and EGCG are 2.1 3%,2.94% and 7.26%,respectively.It is thereafter confirmed by the scanning electron micrographs that the tea sample surface structure is apparently corroded after microwave assisted extraction.The visible pattern structure is conducive to the extraction of analytes.

  7. 单宁酶处理提高茶梗儿茶素含量及茶梗提取液生物活性%Tannase treatment improves contents of catechins and bioactivity of tea stalk infusion

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    黄玉凤; 肖安风※; 倪辉; 蔡慧农

    2013-01-01

      为综合利用茶叶加工副产物茶叶梗,试验设计利用固态发酵得到的单宁酶处理茶梗,比较不同处理条件下的茶梗提取液中儿茶素组成的差异及还原力、DPPH和OH自由基清除率、胰α-淀粉酶和胰脂肪酶抑制活性变化,探讨单宁酶处理提高茶梗提取物中儿茶素含量和生物活性可行性。研究发现:在50℃条件下,利用2 U/mL单宁酶溶液作用于茶梗粉末60 min,茶梗提取液中酯型儿茶素(EGCG、ECG、GCG)基本被水解生成非酯型儿茶素(EGC、EC、GC)和没食子酸(GA),从而减少单宁-蛋白质聚合物和茶乳的形成量;此外,经单宁酶处理的茶梗提取液抗氧化活性与对照比较明显增强,表现为OH和DPPH自由基清除率IC50分别降低了74%和26%;酶解茶梗提取液质量浓度为5000 mg/L时,胰α-淀粉酶和胰脂肪酶抑制率分别提高了89%和107%。研究结果表明单宁酶可高效水解茶梗提取液中酯型儿茶素,提高茶梗提取液的抗氧化活性以及体外抑制胰α-淀粉酶和胰脂肪酶活性。%  Tea stalk, also known as tea stem, a residue obtained from the process of initial tea selection, is a very abundant and low-cost agricultural byproduct which is plentifully available in southern China, and its use has not been exploited and standardized. In this study, in order to use the agricultural byproduct, tea stalk, thoroughly, tea stalk infusion was prepared with the help of tannase preparation from Aspergillus niger JMU-TS528 by the solid state fermentation of tea stalks. Then, the property and effectiveness of a tannase-aided treatment on the contents of catechins and bioactivity changes in tea stalk infusion were illustrated, including their antioxidant activity and inhibitory potential against pancreaticα-amylase and lipase in vitro. Results showed that, with the help of tannase (2 U/mL) treatment at 50ºC for 60 min, the contents of catechins in

  8. The difference analysis of Yunnan Big-leaf Tea(Camellia Sinensis) clonal seed on Catechin of processing different products%云南大叶种茶无性系良种加工不同产品儿茶素的差异分析

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    胡艳萍; 姜东华; 姚学坤; 赵远艳; 石尚; 李艳华; 罗亚昆

    2016-01-01

    对云抗10号、雪芽100号、桃形叶、云梅、云瑰、矮丰、长叶白毫、短节白毫等8个云南大叶种茶无性系良种所制白茶、晒青茶、红茶的儿茶素组分含量进行HPLC分析,探讨三种不同工艺产品的儿茶素差异。%In this paper for theyunkang-10, xueya-100, tiaoxingye, yunmei, yunngui,aifeng,chayebaihao,duanjiebaih ao etc. Eight varieties of yunnan large leaf tea clones of white tea, oolong tea, black tea catechin components in HPLC analysis, discusses the several varieties of yunnan large leaf tea clones in three different technology products of catechins.

  9. Extraction optimization of catechins from green tea by using response surface analysis and its antibacterial activity to Escherichia coli%绿茶儿茶素醇提条件的响应曲面法优化及其抗大肠杆菌作用研究

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    柯春林; 王永斌; 任茂生; 陶志杰; 曹珂珂; 唐莉

    2015-01-01

    The catechin from Huangshan Maofeng tea was extracted by using the ethanol extraction meth -od,the catechin yield was used as indicator .The influences of extraction temperature ,solid-liquid ratio and ethanol concentration on extraction were investigated .The result showed that the optimal extraction conditions were as follows:extraction temperature was 75.2 ℃,solid-liquid ratio was 1∶30.8 ( g/mL), ethanol concentration was 70.9%.Under the condition,the yield of 12.50%,and the antibacterial test showed that the extract of catechin have antibacterial effects to Escherichia coli.%采用乙醇浸提黄山毛峰绿茶,以儿茶素得率为指标,考察提取温度、料液比、乙醇浓度对提取效果的影响。结果表明,最佳提取工艺条件为:提取温度75.2℃,料液比1∶30.8(g/mL)和乙醇浓度70.9%。在此条件下,儿茶素得率12.50%。提取液对大肠杆菌生物被膜有抑制作用。

  10. 均匀设计优选提取条件测定沙棘粉中儿茶素含量%Determination of uniform design of extraction conditionsfor sea buckthorn powder catechin content

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    姚志敏; 陈秀红; 林童; 魏玉海

    2015-01-01

    Objective:Screening methods to optimize the extraction of catechins sea buckthorn powder,and determine its content by HPLC. Methods:With uniform design to optimize ultrasonic extraction conditions,using Agilent ZORBAX SB-C18 column with methanol - acetic acid solution(pH value adjusted to 3.2 with acetic acid)(25:75)as the mobile phase, flow rate 1 mL / min;column temperature was 25 ℃ The detection wavelength 280nm. Results:The optimum extraction con⁃ditions optimized concentration of 74.0% for methanol,water bath temperature of 70 ℃,ultrasonic time of 30min. Catechin at 0.50 ~ 10.0μg / mL concentration range good linearity,the correlation coefficient(r)was 0.9999,the average recovery was 97.25%(RSD=1.77%). Conclusion:Method for the determination of the trial established simple,reproducible and has a strong specificity.%目的:筛选优化沙棘粉中儿茶素的提取方法,并用HPLC测定其含量。方法:以均匀设计法优化提取条件,采用Agilent ZORBAX SB-C18柱,以甲醇—乙酸溶液(用乙酸调pH值至3.2)(25:75)为流动相,流速1 mL/min;柱温25℃,检测波长280nm。结果:优选出的最佳提取条件:甲醇浓度为74.0%,水浴温度为70℃,超声时间为30min。儿茶素在0.50~10.0μg/mL 浓度范围内线性良好,相关系数(r)为0.9999,平均回收率为97.25%(RSD=1.77%)。结论:本试验建立的含量测定方法操作简便、重现性好且具有较强的专属性。

  11. Preparative Isolation and Purification of Catechins from Green Tea Extract by Preparative Counter-Current Chromatography%制备型逆流色谱分离绿茶提取物中儿茶素单体

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    张莹; 施兆鹏; 聂洪勇; 黄志强

    2003-01-01

    为了进一步研究儿茶素的作用机理,对自制的制备型逆流色谱分离纯化绿茶提取物中多种儿茶素单体的技术进行了研究.采用两组溶剂系统,一组是石油醚-乙酸乙酯-水(0.2:1:2);另一组是正丁醇-乙酸乙酯-水(0.2:1:2)系统.每次实验进样量为4 g绿茶提取物.用前一组溶剂系统,表儿茶素(EC)、表没食子儿茶素没食子酸酯(EGCG)、没食子儿茶素没食子酸酯(GCG)和表儿茶素没食子酸酯(ECG)得到了很好的分离,每一种单体的纯度达到了98%,其中ECGC达到99%;用后一组溶剂系统,表没食子儿茶素(EGC)、儿茶素(士C)得到了分离,纯度达到92%.%A preparativecounter-current chromatography instrument is made and catechins from greentea extract are successfully isolated and purified with it in this experiment. Two pairs of two-phasesolvent systems are used. One of solvent system is petroleum ether- ethyl acetate- water at volume rarios of 0.2: 1: 2 and the other is n-butanol-ethyl acetate--water at volume ratios of 0.2: 1: 2.4 g crude extract is injected each run. The results show that four major components including (-)-epicatechin (EC), (-)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), (-)-gallocatechin gallate (GCG)and ( - )-epicatechin gallate(ECG) are isolated by the first solvent systems, each at over 98% purity. Othermajor components, such as (-)-epigallocatechin (EGC), ( + )-catechin (± C) are isolated by the lastsolvent systems, each at over 92% purity.

  12. Quantification of catechins and caffeine from green tea (Camellia sinensis infusions, extract, and ready-to-drink beverages Quantificação de catequinas e cafeína do chá verde (Camellia sinensis infusão, extrato e bebida pronta

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    Rafaela Macedo Mendes De Oliveira

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to quantify the levels of catechins and caffeine in various forms of presentation of green tea: infusion tea bags, extract, and ready-to-drink beverage and, based on their content, identify the most suitable for consumption. High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC analytical method was used for the quantification of catechins and caffeine. The tea bags had the highest concentration of total catechins with 5 to 9.5% followed by the extract with 3.64 to 4.88%, and ready-to-drink green tea beverage showed low levels of catechins, from 0.14 to 0.26%. As for caffeine content, green tea extract had higher concentration (1.96 to 3.54% compared to the tea bags (1.39 to 1.57%. Tea bags were found the most suitable for consumption because it contains higher amounts of catechins and smaller amounts of caffeine.O presente estudo teve como objetivo quantificar os teores de catequinas e cafeína em diferentes formas de apresentação do chá verde -infusão, extrato e bebida pronta - e, baseado no teor destes constituintes, identificar aquela mais apropriada para consumo. A cromatografia Líquida de Alta Eficiência (CLAE foi a metodologia analítica utilizada para a quantificação das catequinas e cafeína. O chá verde sachê obteve maior concentração de catequinas totais com 5 a 9,5%, seguido do extrato com 3,64 a 4,88%, o chá verde bebida pronta apresentou baixos teores de catequinas, 0,14 a 0,26%. Quanto ao teor de cafeína, o chá verde na forma de extrato obteve maior concentração, 1,96 a 3,54%, quando comparado ao sachê, 1,39 a 1,57%. O chá verde na forma de sachê mostrou-se mais indicado para consumo por conter maiores quantidades de catequinas e menores quantidades de cafeína.

  13. Bioefficacy of tea catechins encapsulated in casein micelles tested on a normal mouse cell line (4D/WT) and its cancerous counterpart (D/v-src) before and after in vitro digestion.

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    Haratifar, Sanaz; Meckling, Kelly A; Corredig, Milena

    2014-06-01

    Numerous studies have demonstrated that tea catechins form complexes with milk proteins, especially caseins. Much less work has been conducted to understand the metabolic conversions of tea-milk complexes during gastro-duodenal digestion. The objective of this study was to determine the significance of this association on the digestibility of the milk proteins and on the bioaccessibility of the tea polyphenol epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). An in vitro digestion model mimicking the gastric and duodenal phases of the human gastrointestinal tract was employed to follow the fate of the milk proteins during digestion and determine the bioefficacy of EGCG isolated or encapsulated with the caseins. The samples, before and after digestion, were tested using two parallel colonic epithelial cell lines, a normal line (4D/WT) and its cancerous transformed counterpart (D/v-src). EGCG caused a decrease in proliferation of cancer cells, while in normal cells, neither isolated nor encapsulated EGCG affected cell proliferation, at concentrations <0.15 mg ml(-1). At higher concentrations, both isolated and encapsulated produced similar decreases in proliferation. On the other hand, the bioefficacy on the cancer cell line showed some differences at lower concentrations. The results demonstrated that regardless of the extent of digestion of the nanoencapsulated EGCG, the bioefficacy of EGCG was not diminished, confirming that casein micelles are an appropriate delivery system for polyphenols.

  14. 儿茶素和漆黄素对铁超载模型大鼠血脂的影响%Effects of Catechin and Fisetin on Blood Lipids of Iron-Loaded Mice Model

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    冯星; 许东晖; 梅雪婷; 朱良; 许实波

    2004-01-01

    目的:分别从中药苞蔷薇根、叶醇提物中分离得到(+)-儿茶素[(+)-Catechin,CAT]、漆黄素(Fisetin,FIS),通过铁超载模型来观察CAT和FIS对铁中毒大鼠血脂的影响.方法:定期饲养大鼠含羰基铁的饲料造成大鼠体内铁超载,给药组在造模的同时给予CAT、FIS或去铁胺(desferrioxamine methane sulphonate,DFO).给药3个月后,检测血清中的低密度脂蛋白胆固醇(LDL-CHO)、高密度脂蛋白胆固醇(HDL-CHO)、总胆固醇(T-CHO)、甘油三脂(TG)的含量以及血清铁水平.结果:CAT、FIS能非常显著地抑制铁超载大鼠的体重下降,降低血清中铁的含量,抑制血脂中LDL、T-CHO水平的升高,CAT还可以抑制TG水平的升高.结论:CAT和FIS对铁超载引起的血脂异常有保护作用.

  15. 儿茶素和漆黄素对铁超载模型大鼠血脂的影响%The Effects of Catechin and Fisetin on Blood Lipids of Iron-loaded Mice Model

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    冯星; 许东晖; 梅雪婷; 朱良; 陈丽琼; 许实波

    2004-01-01

    分别从中药苞蔷薇根、叶醇提物中分离得到(+)-儿茶素((+)-catechin,CAT)、漆黄素(fisetin,FIS),通过铁超载模型来观察CAT和FIS对铁中毒大鼠血脂的影响.定期饲养大鼠含羰基铁的饲料造成大鼠体内铁超载,给药组在造模的同时给予CAT、FIS或去铁胺(DFO).给药3个月后,检测血清中的低密度脂蛋白胆固醇(LDL-CHO)、高密度脂蛋白胆固醇(HDL-CHO)、总胆固醇(T-CHO)、甘油三脂的含量(TG)以及血清铁水平.实验结果证明CAT、FIS能非常显著地抑制铁超载大鼠的体重下降,降低血清中铁的含量,抑制血脂中LDL、T-CHO水平的升高,CAT还可以抑制TG水平的升高.CAT和FIS对铁超载引起的血脂异常有保护作用.

  16. Dyeing process of Richcel/cotton home textiles with natural dyestuff catechin%丽赛/棉家纺面料的植物染料儿茶素染色

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    李泽舸; 陈新明; 王佩军

    2011-01-01

    Because of poor alkali-resistance and low impurity of Richcel fiber, one bath process of enzyme desizing, scouring and peroxide bleaching followad by low-alkali mercerizing is carried out in wet processing of RichceVcotton home textiles to maintain handle, strength and width of the textiles.High-temperature jig dyeing with reactive dyes can eliminate side to centre color deviation, and jig dyeing with natural dyestuff catechin can impart Richcel/cotton home textiles anti-bacterial and deodorization functions.%在丽赛纤维与棉混纺织物制成的家纺面料的染整加工过程中,根据丽赛纤维不耐碱且含杂少的特点,采用酶退浆、煮练氧漂一浴工艺,再进行低碱丝光,可保证织物的手感、强力和门幅.采用活性染料在卷染机中染色,可消除边中色差;采用儿茶素对面料进行卷染处理,可赋予面料抗菌除臭功能.

  17. 绿茶胶囊对黑巧克力中表儿茶素和儿茶素在人体内生物利用率的影响%Effects of green tea capsules on human bioavailability of epicatechin and catechin from dark chocolate

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    蒋晗; Andrea Day

    2012-01-01

    以志愿者体内实验方式考察绿茶胶囊对黑巧克力中表儿茶素和儿茶素在人体内生物利用率的影响.六位志愿者在实验前一天严格执行低黄酮类饮食,空腹过夜并留下尿样作为空白样本.试验第一阶段:志愿者摄入50 g黑巧克力(含表儿茶素152 mg,儿茶素33mg).一周之后的第二阶段,志愿者摄入50 g黑巧克力和一片绿茶胶囊(绿茶胶囊含表儿茶素207mg,儿茶素39mg).服用后每间隔一定时间,收集志愿者尿样,测定表儿茶素和儿茶素的生物利用率.结果显示,虽然第二阶段的表儿茶素和儿茶素摄入总量均高于第一阶段,但两者在第一阶段人体中的生物利用率均高于第二阶段.因此和单独摄入黑巧克力相比,绿茶胶囊和黑巧克力同时服用可能会导致减少或者延迟人体对表儿茶素和儿茶素的吸收.%To compare the human bioavailability of epicatechin and catechin after intake of dark chocolate with or without a green tea capsule. Six volunteers followed a low-flavonoids diet 1 d before each phase of the study and underwent an overnight fast. In phase 1, they ingested 50 g of dark chocolate (epicatechin: 152 mg; catechin: 33 mg). After one week, subjects were fed 50 g dark chocolate along with a green tea capsule (epicatechin: 207 mg; catechin: 39 mg) as phase 2. Urine samples were collected over 3 time periods for detection of the human bioavailability of cepicatechin and catechin. Even though high amounts of epicatechin and catechin were ingested in phase 2, the human bioavailability of both epicatechin and catechin in phase 1 was higher than that in phase 2. Therefore the results suggests that green tea capsule co-ingestion with chocolate might result in a reduction or a possible delaying of epicatechin and catechin absorption compared with only intake of chocolate.

  18. Study on the Changes of the Catechins Content in the Esterification Process by Dint of HPLC and UV Methods%利用高效液相色谱和紫外分析监测儿茶素酯化过程中的含量变化研究

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    刘丽; 霍清

    2011-01-01

    Catechins is widely present in plants in natural medicine. Modern scientific research shows that catechins can cure cardiovascular disease, cancer and other features. Through esterification, the introduction of the long carbon chain molecules can increase its hydrophilic and hydro-phobic balance. This experiment established a HPLC method for the determination of catechins content. The column of AgilentZorbaxSB-C18 (416 x 250 mm ,5 μm) was used. The mobile phase was composed of formic acid - water - acetic acid (15:84:1) and the flow rate was 0.9 ml/ min,with UV detection at 278 no. Measured retention time of catechins absorption peak around t =22 min,HPLC standard curve y =6 x 108x + 248 469,R2 =0.998 2,linear range of 0.003 24-0.006 43 mg; UV spectrophotometer method was established:Ethanol as a constant volume solvent. The absorbance of catechins was measured at 278 nm. Determination of catechins standard curve was y =0. 100 5x -0.040 1 ,R2 = 0.999 4, linear range was 0.05 -0.4 mg / ml. It is convenient to use UV - Vis spectrophotometer for the observation of catechins in the esterification. HPLC is applied to monitor the growth of esterification products and to calculate synthetic yield rate.%儿茶素是一种广泛存在于植物体中的天然药物.现代科学研究表明儿茶素具有防治心血管疾病、预防癌症等多种功能.通过对儿茶素的酯化修饰,在分子中引入长碳链从而增加它的脂溶性及亲疏平衡性.本研究建立HPLC测定儿茶素含量的方法,色谱柱:AgilentZorbaxSB -C18(416×250 mm,5μm),流动相:甲醇-水-冰醋酸(15∶84∶1),流速:0.9 ml/min,检测波长:278 nm,测得儿茶素吸收峰的保留时间t =22 min左右,液相标准曲线为y=6×108x +248 469,R2=0.998 2,线性范围为0.003 24 ~0.00643 mg;建立紫外分光光度计测定的方法:选用乙醇作为定容剂,特征峰为278 nm,测定儿茶素标准曲线为y=0.100 5x -0.040 1,R2=0.9994,线性范围为0.05~0.4 mg/ml.在儿茶素酯

  19. THE COMBINED EFFECTS OF CATECHINS AND CAFFEINE ON CELLULAR PROLIFERATION AND LIPID METABOLISM IN 3T3-L1 CELLS%儿茶素和咖啡碱组合对3T3-L1细胞增殖及脂肪代谢的影响

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    郑国栋; 邱阳阳; 张清峰; 徐峰

    2013-01-01

    目的 研究对儿茶素和咖啡碱对3T3-L1细胞的增殖及脂肪代谢的影响.方法 采用四甲基偶氮唑盐比色法(MTT)检测对3T3-L1细胞增殖的影响;3T3-L1细胞诱导分化8d后,对各组细胞进行油红O染色并测定细胞内甘油三酯(TG)含量;细胞分化12d后,添加儿茶素和咖啡碱组合或同时添加去甲肾上腺素(NA)作用24h,分析各组细胞内脂肪分解.结果 儿茶素能明显抑制3T3-L1细胞的增殖;儿茶素和咖啡碱组合能明显抑制3T3-L1细胞分化后,细胞内TG的沉积,且在相同儿茶素浓度下,咖啡碱浓度越高抑制效果越明显.咖啡碱明显提高NA诱导成熟脂肪细胞脂解的能力,且呈剂量效应关系.结论 儿茶素和咖啡碱组合能够抑制脂肪细胞增殖和甘油三酯积聚,咖啡碱促进激素诱导脂肪细胞中脂肪分解.%Objective To investigate the combined effects of catechins and caffeine on cells proliferation and lipid metabolism in 3T3-L1 cells. Method MTT colorimetry was used to detect the effects of catechins and caffeine combination on the proliferation of 3T3-L1 cells. The differentiation of 3T3-L1 cells was induced for 8 d, then the adipocytes were stained by oil Red O, and the level of triglyceride (TG) was measured. The lipolytic effect of catechins and caffeine combination in presence or absence of noradrenaline (NA) for 24 h on 3T3-L1 cells was analyzed on the 12 th day after differentiation. Results Catechins significantly inhibited 3T3-L1 cells proliferation. Catechins and caffeine combination remarkably decreased TG accumulation after differentiation of 3T3-L1 cells, and the higher caffeine concentration was better when combined with the same catechins dose. Caffeine significantly improved NA-induced lipolysis in mature adipocytes. Conclusion Catechins and caffeine combination might inhibit cells proliferation and TG accumulation in 3T3-L1 cells. Caffeine promotes hormone-induced lipolysis in adipocytes.

  20. 儿茶素对超重肥胖成年人群影响的Meta分析%Effect of Tea Catechins on Obesity in Adults:A Meta-analysis

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    张莹; 李可基

    2015-01-01

    Objective To make a quantitative evaluation on the effect of tea catechins on obesity in adults. Methods Computer -based retrieval was made on Cochrane,PubMed,EMBase,CNKI,CBMdisc,VIP,Wanfang database. The searching time range was set from database establishment to 2013. We retrieved literatures which included RCT studies where the trial group was administrated with beverage,pills or capsule containing high - dose tea catechins and the control group was administrated with placebo control,drink control or low-dose tea catechins. The included literatures were made with quality assessment and data extraction. Statistic software was employed on the analysis of body mass,BMI,body fat rate and waistline. Results A total of 25 pieces of literature were included,and 29 RCT studies were extracted,concerning with 2 191 patients, among which 1 187 were in trial group and 1 004 were in control group. Of the 29 RCT studies,there were 22 high-quality(≥4) studies and 7 low-quality( <4) studies. The meta analysis showed that trial group was lower than control group in body mass,BMI,body fat rate and waistline〔MD= -0. 89,95%CI( -1. 46,-0. 32),P=0. 002;MD= -0. 32,95%CI ( -0. 56, - 0. 09),P = 0. 007;MD = - 0. 75,95% CI( - 1. 27, - 0. 24),P = 0. 004;MD = - 0. 66,95% CI ( -1. 24,-0. 07),P =0. 03〕;the subgroup analysis showed that trial group(mixture of tea catechins and caffeine)was lower than control group( caffeine) in body mass,BMI,body fat rate and waistline〔MD = -0. 97,95%CI( -1. 31,-0. 64),P< 0. 001;MD = - 0. 40,95% CI( - 0. 54, - 0. 26),P < 0. 001;MD = - 0. 90,95% CI( - 1. 39,-0. 42),P=0. 0003;MD = -1. 16,95%CI( -1. 99,-0. 34),P =0. 006〕;trial group( Asian) was lower than control group in body mass,BMI,body fat rate and waistline〔MD= -1. 01,95%CI( -1. 63,-0. 38),P=0. 002;MD= -0. 41,95%CI( -0. 67,-0. 16),P =0. 002;MD = -1. 21,95%CI( -1. 86,-0. 57),P =0. 0002;MD =-0. 79,95%CI( -1. 47,-0. 11),P=0. 02〕. After the exclusion of low-quality literatures,the meta analysis

  1. Ⅱ型噁唑烷-儿茶素固化皮胶原的特性表征%Characteristics of Collagen Cross-Linked by Oxazolidine Ⅱ and Catechin

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    王亚娟; 周国权; 邵双喜; 郭军; 单志华

    2011-01-01

    Using catechin (CC) and oxazolidine Ⅱ (ZE) as the basic cross linking agents, the raw sheep skin collagen was treated. The influences of modify sequence, moisture content of the treated sample and kind of used solvents on the thermal stability of the samples were investigated by examining the shrinkage temperature of the modified collagen. According to the scanning electron microscope (SEM) images of samples before and after shrinkage, the histological morphology was observed, and the shrink mechanism of modified collagen was speculated by comparing its SEM images. The results show that the catechin-oxazolidine tanning sequence can enhance the heat resistance of the modified collagen, whose shrinkage temperature can be enhanced to 113.5℃.The moisture content of the sample has a negative effect on its thermal stability, and the thermal stability of the collagen will decrease with the increase of its moisture content. As to the solvent choosing, the acidity of the solvent will do a more destruction to the hydrothermal stability of the modified collagen, especially for collagen treated with CC-ZE sequence. It was found that, regardless of the tanning sequence, the fibers of non-shrunk sample are more evenly spreaded and compact than that of shrunk sample, and the regular structure of the collagen will be broken after heat treatment.%选用儿茶素和Ⅱ型噁唑烷为基本交联剂交联动物皮胶原,通过对交联后胶原热变性温度的考察探索了双组分交联剂的加入顺序、样品湿含量及溶剂处理对其热稳定性的影响;根据扫描电镜图像对热变性前后交联胶原的组织形态进行了观察,进而推测了交联胶原的热变性机理.结果发现:先儿茶素后噁唑烷顺序交联的胶原热稳定性较高,其热变性温度可达113.5℃;交联后胶原湿含量对其耐热稳定性有较大影响,在一定范围内胶原的热稳定性随着湿含量的增加而降低;交联后胶原的贮存环境的pH对其

  2. Study on Technology of Extracting Catechin from Green Tea by Ultrasonic Wave%在超声条件下从绿茶中提取儿茶素的工艺研究

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    苏扬; 姚国胜; 乐传俊; 陈静静; 徐风萍; 王辉

    2011-01-01

    采用正交试验法,在超声条件下,研究浸提液乙醇浓度、提取时间、浸提温度、料液比4个条件对儿茶素提取率的影响,确定最佳提取工艺条件。结果表明,当浸提温度为60℃、提取时间为40min、料液比1:12(W/V)、乙醇浓度为70%(V/V)时,EGCG的浸提率达到24.37%,较之常规溶剂浸提法提高了39.58%。研究还发现,由于吸附作用,活性炭脱色会大幅降低提取液中EGCG的含量。%The influence of ethanol concentration, extraction time, extraction temperature and the liquid- to-solid ration on the extraction rate of catechin is studied under ultrasonic wave with the orthogonal experi- ment method. The results indicate that the extraction rate of EGCG is 24.37 %, when the extraction condi- tion is:extraction temperature 60 ℃, the ultrasonic extraction time 40 min, the liquid-to-solid ratio 1:12 (W/V), and ethanol concentration 70 % (V/V). Compared to the conventional solvent extraction, the extraction rate has increased by 39.58%. By this study,we also find that the de-colorization with active car- bon significantly reduces the concentration of EGCG in the extract because of adsorption.

  3. Synthesis of a Novelβ-CD Polymer and Its Adsorption Behavior for Catechins%新型β-环糊精交联聚合物的合成及其对儿茶素的吸附

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    王恩举; 尚彦菁; 张利

    2012-01-01

    In nonaqueous medium, a novel crosslinked polymer of β-cyclodextrin was synthesized by using epichlorohydrin as a crosslinking agent. It can be used as stationary phase for column chromatogram due to its moderate swelling ratio in water. The adsorption behaviors of green tea extract onto the polymer were investigated by thin-layer chromatography. The results indicated that the polymer preferred to adsorb catechins rather than caffeine, and it showed especially high selectivity for epigallocatechin-3-gallate. So it could be used for decaffeination of green tea extract or purification of epigallocateehin-3-gallate.%以环氧氯丙烷为交联剂,在非水介质中合成了一种新型β-环糊精交联聚合物,该聚合物在水中的溶胀能力适中,非常适合作为柱色谱固定相.对绿茶提取物的吸附研究表明,该聚合物不吸附绿茶提取物中的咖啡因,但能吸附儿茶素类多酚,而且表现出对表没食子儿茶素没食子酸酯的特殊高选择性.因此,该新型β-环糊精聚合物不但可以用于绿茶提取物脱咖啡因,而且可以用于纯化表没食子儿茶素没食子酸酯单体.

  4. Down-regulation of histone deacetylase 4, -5 and -6 as a mechanism of synergistic enhancement of apoptosis in human lung cancer cells treated with the combination of a synthetic retinoid, Am80 and green tea catechin.

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    Oya, Yukiko; Mondal, Anupom; Rawangkan, Anchalee; Umsumarng, Sonthaya; Iida, Keisuke; Watanabe, Tatsuro; Kanno, Miki; Suzuki, Kaori; Li, Zhenghao; Kagechika, Hiroyuki; Shudo, Koichi; Fujiki, Hirota; Suganuma, Masami

    2017-04-01

    (-)-Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a green tea catechin, acts as a synergist with various anticancer drugs, including retinoids. Am80 is a synthetic retinoid with a different structure from all-trans-retinoic acid: Am80 is now clinically utilized as a new drug for relapsed and intractable acute promyelocytic leukemia patients. Our experiments showed that the combination of EGCG and Am80 synergistically induced both apoptosis in human lung cancer cell line PC-9 and up-regulated expressions of growth arrest and DNA damage-inducible gene 153 (GADD153), death receptor 5, and p21(waf1) genes in the cells. To understand the mechanisms of synergistic anticancer activity of the combination, we gave special attention to the lysine acetylation of proteins. Proteomic analysis using nanoLC-ESI-MS/MS revealed that PC-9 cells treated with the combination contained 331 acetylated proteins, while nontreated cells contained 553 acetylated proteins, and 59 acetylated proteins were found in both groups. Among them, the combination increased acetylated-p53 and acetylated-α-tubulin through reduction of histone deacetylase (HDAC) activity in cytosol fraction, although the levels of acetylation in histones H3 or H4 did not change, and the combination reduced protein levels of HDAC4, -5 and -6 by 20% to 80%. Moreover, we found that a specific inhibitor of HDAC4 and -5 strongly induced p21(waf1) gene expression, and that of HDAC6 induced both GADD153 and p21(waf1) gene expression, which resulted in apoptosis. All results demonstrate that EGCG in combination with Am80 changes levels of acetylation in nonhistone proteins via down-regulation of HDAC4, -5 and -6 and stimulates apoptotic induction.

  5. 紫芽茶树类黄酮生物合成关键酶基因表达与总儿茶素、花青素含量相关性分析%Correlation Analysis between Total Catechins (or Anthocyanins) and Expres-sion Levels of Genes Involved in Flavonoids Biosynthesis in Tea Plant with Purple Leaf

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    周天山; 王新超; 余有本; 肖瑶; 钱文俊; 肖斌; 杨亚军

    2016-01-01

    Flavan-3-ols (aka catechins) and Anthocyanins found in large amounts in tea plant with purple leaf are synthesized through flavonoids metobolic pathway. To investigate the metobolic flux of flavanoids biosynthetic pathway in tea plant with pur-ple leaf, we employed a tea plant with purple leaf and a tea plant with green leaf both from Mei-Tan-Tai-Cha, to examine the ex-pression profiles of related genes involved in flavonoids biosynthesis intensively and determine the concentrations of catechins and anthocynins. The correlation between total catechins (or anthocyanin) and the expression levels of related genes were ana-lyzed. The results indicated that the expression levels of related genes (PAL, CHS, CHI, F3H, DFR, ANS, ANR1, ANR2, F3’H, and F3’5’H) were up-regulated in purple leaves as compared with those in the green leaves. The purple leaf also had higher concentra-tion of anthocyanins than the green leaf, while the green leaf was richer in total catechins. In purple leaves, the expression levels of related genes (except LAR) were highly correlated with both concentrations of total catechins (r=0.84–0.99) and anthocyanins (r = 0.72–1.00). In contrast, there was only a high correlation between the expression levels of related genes (except LAR and F3’H) and the concentration of total catechines (r=0.64–0.77) in green leaves.%儿茶素类化合物与花青素均由类黄酮代谢途径合成,紫芽茶中富含花青素。为探明紫芽茶树中类黄酮生物合成代谢流的情况,本试验以来源于湄潭苔茶后代的1株紫色芽叶茶树和1株绿色芽叶茶树为材料,测定芽下第一叶、第二叶和第三叶的叶色、儿茶素类组分和花青素总量,分析了类黄酮生物合成相关的基因表达情况及基因表达量同总儿茶素、花青素累积量之间的相关性。结果表明,紫芽茶树中各叶位中花青素含量均显著高于对照绿芽茶树,而儿茶素类总量却低于对照;类黄

  6. Evaluation of Chromogenic Reaction Ability of Hydrochloric Acid (Sulfuric Acid)-vanillin by the Colorimetry for Determining Tea Catechins Aggregates%茶叶儿茶素总量比色测定的盐酸(硫酸)香草醛显色反应能力评价

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    单虹丽; 卿钰; 杜晓; 刘东娜

    2012-01-01

    Chromogenic reaction level of catechins from the green tea and the black tea with hydrochloric acid (sulfuric acid-vanillin)-vanillin was determined in this paper. By determining and comparing the reaction coefficient, accuracy and precision, the color reaction ability of catechins reacted with acid vanillin was evaluated. The results showed that the reaction system was sensitive to catechins with a high linear correlation(R2HA =0.9976 ±0.001 4, R2SA =0.9978 ±0.001 8). It was also seen that the chromogenic reaction coefficients from both systems were less than the Roberts coefficient (145.68) obtained from the empirical formula for calculating catechins aggregates. The recoveries from both system were more than 94.22 % and all the variation coefficient of precision were less than 0.08 %. This showed that both systems could determinate tea catechins aggregates. The chromogenic capability of tea catechins from different sources with acid-Vanillin was very different from each other (F = 37. 434 > F0.01(1,5) =6.61). This results showed that two kinds of reaction systems could objectively reflect tea catechins aggregates. However, both recoveries and variation coefficient from the empirical formula were instable and the total catechins aggregates was higher than the reality.%测定了茶叶儿茶素及绿茶、红茶中的儿茶素与盐酸(硫酸)-香草醛的显色反应水平,通过对反应系数、准确度、精密度测定和比较,评价了儿茶素与酸性香草醛的显色反应能力.结果表明:两种酸性体系对儿茶素反应灵敏,且呈高度线性相关(R2盐酸=0.9976±0.0014,R2硫酸=0.9978±0.0018);显色反应系数上,盐酸法为34.77±10.00(绿茶)、83.83±20.13(红茶);硫酸法为39.65±8.97(绿茶)、86.68±19.87(红茶),均低于茶叶儿茶素总量经验计算公式中Roberts系数(145.68).盐酸-香草醛显色反应体系的回收率为94.22%±3.33%(绿茶)、99.71%±1.39%(红茶),精密度的变异系数为0.08

  7. 高效液相色谱法测定砖茶中儿茶素和生物碱含量的研究%Simultaneous determination of catechins and alkaloids in brick-tea by high performance liquid chromatography-diode array detection

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    李程程; 梁丽娜; 于光前

    2013-01-01

    目的 建立测定砖茶中儿茶素和生物碱的色谱分析方法,同时寻找出砖茶中儿茶素和生物碱的较优提取条件.方法 采用高效液相色谱法分离检测砖茶中儿茶素和生物碱,并进行回收率、精密度、稳定性实验.分别采用水、乙醇作为提取溶剂对砖茶中儿茶素和生物碱提取情况进行正交实验,再比较水和醇的提取效果,以获得提取砖茶中儿茶素和生物碱的较优提取条件.结果 高效液相色谱法可同时分离并检测出砖茶中儿茶素、表儿茶素、表没食子儿茶素、表没食子儿茶素没食子酸酯、没食子儿茶素、表儿茶素没食子酸酯6种儿茶素以及咖啡碱、可可碱2种生物碱.各组分的峰面积和浓度之间具有良好的线性关系,决定系数(R2)范围为0.9990 ~ 0.9999;加标回收率范围为83.78%~ 106.35%.精密度较好[峰面积相对标准偏差(RSD)范围为0.50%~1.51%].砖茶中儿茶素和生物碱较优提取条件为:乙醇浓度80%、料液比1∶10、温度80℃、时间30 min.结论 乙醇作为提取剂的高效液相色谱法的较优提取条件,对砖茶中6种儿茶素和2种生物碱分离度较好,定性准确,快速灵敏.%Objective To develop a method for determination of catechins and alkaloids in brick-tea by high performance liquid chromatography(HPLC) with diode array detection(DAD),and to explore optimum extraction conditions for catechins and alkaloids components in brick-tea.Methods Catechins and alkaloids were separated and detected by HPLC.Orthogonal experiment and paired t test was carried out to compare the effect of water and alcohol as extraction solvents and to obtain optimum extraction conditions for extracting catechins and alkaloids components in brick-tea.Results Six kinds of catechins of catechin,epicatechin,gallocatechin,epigallocatechin,epicatechin gallate,epigallocatechin gallate and two kinds of alkaloids of caffeine and theobromine were separated and

  8. 多花勾儿茶中儿茶素的提取分离与HPLC测定%Separation and Characterization of Catechin in man-Made Green Tea, the Fruits and Leaves of Berchemia Floribunda with Macroporous Resin and HPLC

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    姚姝凤; 唐克华; 刘小攀; 成江; 董爱文

    2015-01-01

    以多花勾儿茶果实、叶及自制绿茶为原料,采用水浴法提取儿茶素,研究其最佳提取工艺.提取液经石油醚脱脂溶性色素后,采用大孔吸附树脂D941进行吸附分离,静态吸附和解析条件研究得出纯净水洗脱效果较好.多花勾儿茶果实、叶及自制绿茶吸附分离的纯化液,用色谱柱:Boston Green ODS PC18(4.6×250 mm ,5μm),检测波长279 nm ,流动相乙腈0.4%磷酸(w (乙腈)∶ w (0.4%磷酸)=13∶87),柱温35℃,流速1 mL/min ,一次进样10μL来进行高效液相色谱(HPLC)检测,其结果显示,多花勾儿茶果实中儿茶素含量最低,自制绿茶中的儿茶素含量最高.%In this study ,the extraction process of catechins was investigated with a certain concentration of ethanol as solvent from man‐made green tea ,fruits and leaves of Berchemia floribunda ,using the method of waterbath .After the fat soluble pigment was removed by petroleum ether from extracting solution ,the catechins was purified by porous resin adsorption method .The static adsorption and desorption tests of catechin with macroporous resin showed that D941 was the optimal resin for purification and the pure water was the optimum eluant .Purified liquid of fruit ,leaves and home‐made green tea extracts were de‐tected by HPLC .The catechins was separated on PC18 chromatographic column (4 .6 × 250 mm ,5 μm) at 35 ℃ ,with nitrile‐0 .4% phosphoric acid (13∶87) as mobile phase at a flow rate of 1 mL/min ,and de‐tected at the wavelength of 279 nm (UV scan) .The results showed that the catechin content of fruit was the lowest ,while the content of man‐made green tea was significantly higher than that of both the fruit and leaves through the optimized extraction processes .

  9. 高效液相色谱法同时测定葡萄籽提取物中儿茶素、原花青素B1和原花青素B2的含量﹡%Simultaneous determination of catechin, procyanidins B1 and procyanidins B2 in grape seed extract by HPLC

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    倪慧敏; 汤洋; 张言; 杜倩; 刘雨; 孙鑫波

    2016-01-01

    Objective To establish an HPLC methodology for simultaneous determination of catechin , procyanidins B1 and procyanidins B 2 in grape seed extract .Methods The determination was performed on a Zorbax SB C 18 column with mobile phase consisting of cetonitrile -0 .5% acetic acid ( gradient elution ) .The detection wavelength was set at 278 nm,and column temperature was 35℃.The flow rate was 1.0 ml/min.Results The linear range was 0.99~66.0 mg/L for catechin (r=0.999 9), 0.774~51.6 mg/L for procyanidins B1(r=0.999 8) and 1.44~96.0 mg/L for pro-cyanidins B2(r=0.999 9).The relative standard derivation (RSD) was 0.90% for precision test, 0.91% for repeat-ability test and 2.72%for stability test.The average recovery was 99.48%, 95.94%and 99.14%, respectively.Con-clusion The developed methodology is verified to determine the content of catechin , procyanidins B 1 and procyanidins B2 in grape seed extract .%目的:建立高效液相色谱法同时测定葡萄籽提取物中儿茶素、原花青素B1和原花青素B2的含量。方法色谱柱为Zorbax SB C18,流动相为乙腈-0.5%冰醋酸溶液(梯度洗脱),检测波长为278 nm,柱温为35℃,流速为1.0 ml/min。结果儿茶素、原花青素B1和原花青素B2的质量浓度分别在0.99~66.0(r=0.9999)、0.774~51.6(r=0.9998)、1.44~96.0(r=0.9999)mg/L范围内呈良好的线性关系,精密度试验及重复性、稳定性试验的相对标准偏差(RSD)均小于3%,平均加样回收率分别为99.48%、95.95%、99.14%,RSD 分别为0.90%、0.91%、2.72%(n=6)。结论本方法经验证,可用于葡萄籽提取物中儿茶素、原花青素B1和原花青素B2含量的测定。

  10. A method for fast determination of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG, epicatechin (EC, catechin (C and caffeine (CAF in green tea using HPLC Método rápido para determinação de galato de epigalocatequina (EGCG, epicatequina (EC, catequina (C e cafeína (CAF em chá verde usando CLAE

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    Samuel T. Saito

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    Full Text Available Tea has been considered a medicine and a healthy beverage since ancient times, but recently it has received a great deal of attention because of its antioxidant properties. Green tea polyphenols have demonstrated to be an effective chemopreventive agent. Recently, investigators have found that EGCG, one of the green tea catechins, could have anti-HIV effects when bound to CD4 receptor. Many factors can constitute important influences on the composition of tea, such as species, season, age of the leaf, climate, and horticultural practices (soil, water, minerals, fertilizers. This paper presents an HPLC analytical methodology development, using column RP-18 and mobile phase composed by water, acetonitrile, methanol, ethyl acetate, glacial acetic acid (89:6:1:3:1 v/v/v/v/v for simultaneous determination and quantification of caffeine (CAF, catechin (C, epicatechin (EC and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG in samples of Camellia sinensis (green tea grown in Brazil and harvested in spring, in summer and in autumn, in comparison to Brazilian black tea, to samples of Japanese and Chinese green tea and to two standardized dry extracts of green tea. The method has been statistically evaluated and has proved to be adequate to qualitative and quantitative determination of the samples.O chá vem sendo considerado uma bebida saudável e com propriedades medicinais desde tempos bem remotos, mas recentemente tem ganhado grande interesse no meio científico devido a suas atividades como antioxidante. Os polifenóis do chá verde vêm demonstrando possuir atividades quimiopreventivas. Recentemente, pesquisadores descobriram que o EGCG, a principal catequina do chá verde, poderia ter efeito anti-HIV quando acoplado ao receptor CD4. Muitos fatores podem influenciar de forma significativa na composição do chá, como sua espécie, estação que foi colhida, idade da folha, clima e técnicas de cultura (solo, irrigação e fertilizantes. Este artigo vem apresentar

  11. Aspectos funcionais das catequinas do chá verde no metabolismo celular e sua relação com a redução da gordura corporal Functional aspects of green tea catechins in the cellular metabolism and their relationship with body fat reduction

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    Full Text Available O chá é uma bebida amplamente utilizada, perdendo apenas para a água como a bebida mais consumida no mundo. O chá verde é rico em polifenóis, principalmente catequinas. Entre uma variedade de efeitos benéficos à saúde atribuídos ao consumo do chá verde, grande atenção tem sido focalizada no seu efeito na redução da gordura corporal. Este estudo tem como objetivo apresentar uma descrição dos estudos com o chá verde e/ou seus compostos bioativos relacionados à biologia celular, estudos experimentais e epidemiológicos associados ao metabolismo lipídico e à redução da gordura corporal. Galato de epigalocatequina é o principal composto bioativo presente no chá verde e seus efeitos anti-obesidade estão sendo investigados. Tais efeitos estão associados a diversos mecanismos bioquímicos e fisiológicos, dentre eles podem-se destacar a estimulação do metabolismo lipídico pela combinação da ingestão de catequinas e a prática de exercícios físicos regulares. Apesar do efeito promissor do chá verde e seus compostos bioativos no tratamento da obesidade, estudos clínicos controlados devem ser conduzidos. Finalmente, um plano alimentar adequado associado à prática regular de atividade física constitui a principal ferramenta para a prevenção da obesidade e de suas comorbidades.The use of tea is widespread, second only to water in worldwide consumption. Green tea is rich in polyphenols, mainly catechins. Among a variety of beneficial health effects attributed to the consumption of the green tea, much attention has been given to its ability to reduce body fat. This study has the objective of presenting a description of the studies of green tea and/or its bioactive compounds related to cell biology and of experimental and epidemiological studies associated with lipid metabolism and the reduction of body fat. Epigallocatechin gallate is the main bioactive compound present in green tea and its anti-obesity effects are

  12. Determination of catechin,epicatechin,gaIIic acid and procyanidin B2 in procy-anidins by RP-HPLC%RP-HPLC 法同时测定原花青素中儿茶素、表儿茶素、没食子酸、原花青素 B2的含量

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    张璐; 潘佩佩; 陈赛贞

    2016-01-01

    建立同时测定原花青素中儿茶素(C)、表儿茶素(EC)、没食子酸(GA)、原花青素 B2(PCB2)含量的方法,比较不同厂家的原花青素中这4种物质含量的差异。采用 RP-HPLC 法,利用 Waters 高效液相色谱仪,色谱柱为 Hypersil ODS2(4.0 mm ×200 mm,5μm),以2%冰醋酸溶液和甲醇为流动相,梯度洗脱,检测波长280 nm。结果显示:C、EC、GA 和 PCB2的质量浓度分别在0.1~50μg/mL(r =0.9986),0.1~50μg/mL(r =0.9945),0.05~50μg/mL(r =0.9999)和0.1~50μg/mL(r =0.9922)范围内与峰面积呈良好的线性关系;C、EC、GA、PCB2的平均加样回收率(%)分别为98.36、98.21、89.60、98.47,RSD(%)分别为1.39、0.84、2.12、2.46。该方法简便、准确、重复性好,可用于同时测定原花青素中 C、EC、GA、PCB2的含量,不同厂家不同批号的原花青素中这4种物质的含量差异较显著。%To develop a RP-HPLC method for the determination of catechin (C),epicatechin (EC),gallic acid (GA)and procyanidin B2 (PCB2 )in procyanidins and compare the contents of C,EC,GA and PCB2 in procyani-dins purchased from different manufacturers.A RP-HPLC method was developed and the determination was car-ried out on a Hypersil ODS2 column (4.0 mm ×200 mm,5 μm).The mobile phase consisted of methanol and 2% acetic acid with gradient elution and the detection wave-length was at 280 nm.There was a good linear rela-tionship between concentration and the peak area in the range of 0.1-50 μg/mL (r =0.998 6)for catechin,0.1-50 μg/mL (r =0.994 5)for epicatechin,0.05-50 μg/mL (r =0.999 9)for gallic acid and 0.1-50 μg/mL (r =0.992 2)for procyanidin B2 ,respectively.The average recoveries of catechin,epicatechin,gallic acid and PCB2 were 98.36%,98.21%,89.60% and 98.47%,respectively and the RSDs were 1.39%,0.84%,2.12% and 2.46%,respectively.The method is simple

  13. Modulation of signal transduction by tea catechins and related phytochemicals

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    Shimizu, Masahito [Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center and Department of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, HHSC-1509, 701 West 168 Street, NY 10032-2704 (United States); Weinstein, I. Bernard [Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center and Department of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, HHSC-1509, 701 West 168 Street, NY 10032-2704 (United States)]. E-mail: ibw1@columbia.edu

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    Epidemiologic studies in human populations and experimental studies in rodents provide evidence that green tea and its constituents can inhibit both the development and growth of tumors at a variety of tissue sites. In addition, EGCG, a major biologically active component of green tea, inhibits growth and induces apoptosis in a variety of cancer cell lines. The purpose of this paper is to review evidence that these effects are mediated, at least in part, through inhibition of the activity of specific receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) and related downstream pathways of signal transduction. We also review evidence indicating that the antitumor effects of the related polyphenolic phytochemicals resveratrol, genistein, curcumin, and capsaicin are exerted via similar mechanisms. Some of these agents (EGCG, genistein, and curcumin) appear to directly target specific RTKs, and all of these compounds cause inhibition of the activity of the transcription factors AP-1 and NF-{kappa}B, thus inhibiting cell proliferation and enhancing apoptosis. Critical areas of future investigation include: (1) identification of the direct molecular target(s) of EGCG and related polyphenolic compounds in cells; (2) the in vivo metabolism and bioavailability of these compounds; (3) the ancillary effects of these compounds on tumor-stromal interactions; (4) the development of synergistic combinations with other antitumor agents to enhance efficacy in cancer prevention and therapy, and also minimize potential toxicities.

  14. The green tea catechin, epigallocatechin gallate inhibits chikungunya virus infection.

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    Weber, Christopher; Sliva, Katja; von Rhein, Christine; Kümmerer, Beate M; Schnierle, Barbara S

    2015-01-01

    Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is a mosquito-transmitted alphavirus that causes chikungunya fever and has infected millions of people mainly in developing countries. The associated disease is characterized by rash, high fever and severe arthritis that can persist for years. CHIKV has adapted to Aedes albopictus, which also inhabits temperate regions, including Europe and the United States of America and might cause new, large outbreaks there. No treatment or licensed CHIKV vaccine exists. Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), the major component of green tea, has, among other beneficial properties, antiviral activities. Therefore, we examined if EGCG has antiviral activity against CHIKV. EGCG inhibited CHIKV infection in vitro, blocked entry of CHIKV Env-pseudotyped lentiviral vectors and inhibited CHIKV attachment to target cells. Thus EGCG might be used as a lead structure to develop more effective antiviral drugs.

  15. Is (-)-Catechin a "Novel Weapon" of Spotted Knapweed (Centaurea stoebe)?

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    The “novel weapons” hypothesis states that some invasive weed species owe part of their success as invaders to allelopathy mediated by allelochemicals that are new to the native species. Presumably, no resistance has evolved among the native species to this new allelochemical (i.e. the novel weapon...

  16. Oligomerization and hydroxylation of green tea catechins by oxidative enzymes

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    Verloop, J.W.

    2016-01-01

    Black teas are known for their characteristic brown colour, bitter taste and astringent mouth feel. These sensory characteristics are mainly influenced by the phenolic oxidation products present in black tea. The oxidation of phenolics from green tea leaves during black tea manufacturing is an uncon

  17. Oligomerization and hydroxylation of green tea catechins by oxidative enzymes

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    2016-01-01

    Black teas are known for their characteristic brown colour, bitter taste and astringent mouth feel. These sensory characteristics are mainly influenced by the phenolic oxidation products present in black tea. The oxidation of phenolics from green tea leaves during black tea manufacturing is an uncontrolled process. With the objective to make tea oxidation a more controlled process, the aim of this thesis was to understand the enzymatic oxidation reactions occurring during tea oxidation, and t...

  18. The Green Tea Catechin Epigallocatechin Gallate Ameliorates Graft-versus-Host Disease

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    Westphal, Sabine; McGeary, Aleixandria; Rudloff, Sandra; Wilke, Andrea; Penack, Olaf

    2017-01-01

    Allogeneic hematopoetic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) is a standard treatment for leukemia and other hematologic malignancies. The major complication of allo-HSCT is graft-versus-host-disease (GVHD), a progressive inflammatory illness characterized by donor immune cells attacking the organs of the recipient. Current GVHD prevention and treatment strategies use immune suppressive drugs and/or anti-T cell reagents these can lead to increased risk of infections and tumor relapse. Recent research demonstrated that epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a component found in green tea leaves at a level of 25–35% at dry weight, may be useful in the inhibition of GVHD due to its immune modulatory, anti-oxidative and anti-angiogenic capacities. In murine allo-HSCT recipients treated with EGCG, we found significantly reduced GVHD scores, reduced target organ GVHD and improved survival. EGCG treated allo-HSCT recipients had significantly higher numbers of regulatory T cells in GVHD target organs and in the blood. Furthermore, EGCG treatment resulted in diminished oxidative stress indicated by significant changes of glutathione blood levels as well as glutathione peroxidase in the colon. In summary, our study provides novel evidence demonstrating that EGCG ameliorates lethal GVHD and reduces GVHD-related target organ damage. Possible mechanisms are increased regulatory T cell numbers and reduced oxidative stress. PMID:28103249

  19. Peroxidase Can Perform the Hydroxylation Step in the "oxidative Cascade" during Oxidation of Tea Catechins

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    Verloop, Annewieke J.W.; Vincken, Jean Paul; Gruppen, Harry

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    The formation of black tea thearubigins involves at least two of the following oxidation steps: (i) oligomerization, (ii) rearrangement, and (iii) hydroxylation. The first two are mainly catalyzed by polyphenol oxidase (PPO), whereas the enzyme responsible for hydroxylation has not yet been ident

  20. Inhibition of FLT3 expression by green tea catechins in FLT3 mutated-AML cells.

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    Full Text Available Acute myeloid leukemia (AML is a heterogeneous disease characterized by a block in differentiation and uncontrolled proliferation. FLT3 is a commonly mutated gene found in AML patients. In clinical trials, the presence of a FLT3-ITD mutation significantly correlates with an increased risk of relapse and dismal overall survival. Therefore, activated FLT3 is a promising molecular target for AML therapies. In this study, we have shown that green tea polyphenols including (--epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG, (--epigallocatechin (EGC, and (--epicatechin-3-gallate (ECG suppress the proliferation of AML cells. Interestingly, EGCG, EGC and ECG showed the inhibition of FLT3 expression in cell lines harboring FLT3 mutations. In the THP-1 cells harboring FLT3 wild-type, EGCG showed the suppression of cell proliferation but did not suppress the expression of FLT3 even at the concentration that suppress 100% cell proliferation. Moreover, EGCG-, EGC-and ECG-treated cells showed the suppression of MAPK, AKT and STAT5 phosphorylation. Altogether, we suggest that green tea polyphenols could serve as reagents for treatment or prevention of leukemia harboring FLT3 mutations.

  1. Pan-colonic pharmacokinetics of catechins and procyanidins in male Sprague-Dawley rats.

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    Goodrich, Katheryn M; Smithson, Andrew T; Ickes, Anne K; Neilson, Andrew P

    2015-10-01

    Poor absorption and bioavailability of procyanidins from the upper gastrointestinal tract result in the majority of the dose reaching the colon. During colonic transit, progressive microbial metabolism likely produces gradients of procyanidins and microbial metabolites along the length of the colon, suggesting that proximal and distal regions are exposed to different profiles of procyanidins and metabolites. However, previous studies have largely treated the colon as a single organ or looked at fecal profiles, and differences in the profiles of native and metabolite compounds between regions have not been observed. The metabolism kinetics of procyanidins larger than trimers and formation of metabolites in the colon have not been well characterized. Therefore, the objective of this study was to determine the kinetics of delivery and microbial metabolism of monomeric, dimeric and oligomeric procyanidins in the cecum and proximal, mid and distal colon. Sprague-Dawley rats were gavaged grape seed extract and sacrificed over 18 h. Analysis of luminal contents showed distinct native and metabolite profiles for each region. Procyanidins had maximum concentrations at approximately 3h postgavage for all sections. Metabolites reached maximum concentrations from 3 to 18 h postgavage. The appearance of metabolites was highly dependent on species: larger metabolites were found at earlier times in the more proximal segments, and smaller metabolites were found at later times in more distal regions. This study allowed for the observation of regions in the lower gastrointestinal tract, giving insight into the distribution and delivery of procyanidins and their microbial metabolites throughout the colon.

  2. Catechins Variously Affect Activities of Conjugation Enzymes in Proliferating and Differentiated Caco-2 Cells

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    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available The knowledge of processes in intestinal cells is essential, as most xenobiotics come into contact with the small intestine first. Caco-2 cells are human colorectal adenocarcinoma that once differentiated, exhibit enterocyte-like characteristics. Our study compares activities and expressions of important conjugation enzymes and their modulation by green tea extract (GTE and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG using both proliferating (P and differentiated (D caco-2 cells. The mRNA levels of the main conjugation enzymes were significantly elevated after the differentiation of Caco-2 cells. However, no increase in conjugation enzymes’ activities in differentiated cells was detected in comparison to proliferating ones. GTE/EGCG treatment did not affect the mRNA levels of any of the conjugation enzymes tested in either type of cells. Concerning conjugation enzymes activities, GTE/EGCG treatment elevated glutathione S-transferase (GST activity by approx. 30% and inhibited catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT activity by approx. 20% in differentiated cells. On the other hand, GTE as well as EGCG treatment did not significantly affect the activities of conjugation enzymes in proliferating cells. Administration of GTE/EGCG mediated only mild changes of GST and COMT activities in enterocyte-like cells, indicating a low risk of GTE/EGCG interactions with concomitantly administered drugs. However, a considerable chemo-protective effect of GTE via the pronounced induction of detoxifying enzymes cannot be expected as well.

  3. Development of a natural preservative based on catechin and derivatives from plant origin

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    Albuquerque, Bianca; Prieto, M. A.; Pereira, Celeide; Barros, Lillian; FERREIRA, ISABEL C.F.R.

    2016-01-01

    The controversy and ambiguity related with chemical additives, allied to the sporadic scares, have paved the way for natural additives to gain interest and funding. Today, most consumers prefer foods added with natural additives, which is seen by the food industry as an opportunity to find new and more efficient natural‐based solutions. Polyphenols constitute some of the most interesting groups of natural compounds in the vegetable kingdom and due to their antioxidant capacity,...

  4. Bactericidal activity of green tea extracts: the importance of catechin containing nano particles

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    Judy Gopal; Manikandan Muthu; Diby Paul; Doo-Hwan Kim; Sechul Chun

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    When we drink green tea infusion, we believe we are drinking the extract of the green tea leaves. While practically each tea bag infused in 300 mL water contains about 50 mg of suspended green tea leaf particles. What is the role of these particles in the green tea effect is the objective of this study. These particles (three different size ranges) were isolated via varying speed centrifugation and their respective inputs evaluated. Live oral bacterial samples from human volunteers have been ...

  5. The Case Against (-)-Catechin Involvement in Allelopathy in Centaurea stoebe (spotted knapweed)

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    Proving allelopathic chemical interference is a daunting endeavor, in that production and movement of a phytotoxin from a donor plant to a receiving plant must be demonstrated in the substrate in which the plants grow, which is usually a complex soil matrix. The soil levels or soil flux levels of th...

  6. Green Tea Epigallo-Catechin-Galleate Ameliorates the Development of Obliterative Airway Disease

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    Liang, Olin D.; Kleibrink, Bjoern E.; Schuette-Nuetgen, Katharina; Khatwa, Umakanth U.; Mfarrej, Bechara; Subramaniam, Meera

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    Lung transplantation has the worst outcome compared to all solid organ transplants due to chronic rejection known as obliterative bronchiolitis (OB). Pathogenesis of OB is a complex interplay of alloimmune-dependent and -independent factors, which leads to the development of inflammation, fibrosis, and airway obliteration that have been resistant to therapy. The alloimmune-independent inflammatory pathway has been the recent focus in the pathogenesis of rejection, suggesting that targeting th...

  7. The Tea Catechin Epigallocatechin Gallate Suppresses Cariogenic Virulence Factors of Streptococcus mutans▿

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    Xu, Xin; Zhou, Xue D.; Wu, Christine D.

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    Streptococcus mutans, the primary etiologic agent of dental caries, possesses a series of virulence factors associated with its cariogenicity. Alternatives to traditional antimicrobial treatment, agents selectively inhibiting the virulence factors without necessarily suppressing the resident oral species, are promising. The anticariogenic properties of tea have been suggested in experimental animals and humans. Tea polyphenols, especially epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg), have been shown to in...

  8. Antimicrobial activity of tea catechin against canine oral bacteria and the functional mechanisms

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    Bai, Lanlan; Takagi, Shiaki; Ando, Tasuke; Yoneyama, Hiroshi; Ito, Kumiko; MIZUGAI, Hiroyuki; Isogai, Emiko

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    Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is the major polyphenolic compound of green tea. Polyphenolic compounds were extracted from the leaf of Camellia sinensis (Japanese green tea), and the minimum inhibitory concentration against canine oral bacteria was measured. Subsequently, we investigated the inhibitory effects of polyphenolic compounds and EGCG on the growth of canine oral bacteria. EGCG showed antimicrobial activity against a model bacterium, Streptococcus mutans. Our results indicate that ...

  9. Green tea catechins for well-being and therapy: prospects and opportunities

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    Miyoshi N; Pervin M; Suzuki T.; Unno K; Isemura M; Nakamura Y.

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    Noriyuki Miyoshi,1 Monira Pervin,1 Takuji Suzuki,2 Keiko Unno,3 Mamoru Isemura,1 Yoriyuki Nakamura1 1School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, University of Shizuoka, Yada, Shizuoka, Japan; 2Faculty of Education, Art and Science, Yamagata University, Yamagata, Japan; 3School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Shizuoka, Yada, Shizuoka, Japan Abstract: Tea is derived from the leaves and buds of Camellia sinensis (Theaceae) plant, and is consumed worldwide. Green tea was discovered in the...

  10. A dietary mixture containing fish oil, resveratrol, lycopene, catechins, and vitamins E and C reduces atherosclerosis in transgenic mice

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    Verschuren, L.; Wielinga, P.Y.; Duyvenvoorde, W. van; Tijani, S.; Toet, K.; Ommen, B. van; Kooistra, T.; Kleemann, R.

    2011-01-01

    Chronic inflammation and proatherogenic lipids are important risk factors of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Specific dietary constituents such as polyphenols and fish oils may improve cardiovascular risk factors and may have a beneficial effect on disease outcomes. We hypothesized that the intake of

  11. Hematopoietic-supportive effect of (2S, 3R)-ent-catechin on marrow-depressed mice

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    CHEN Yi-hong; WANG Dong-xiao; LIU Ping; CHEN Ruo-yun; CHEN Meng-li; CHENG Liu-fang; YIN Jian-fen; CHEN Gui-yun

    2005-01-01

    @@ Hematopoiesis is an active process of cell proliferation, differentiation and release. It is the process during which hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) proliferate and differentiate to mature blood cells under the effect of hemetopoietic growth factors (HGFs) in certain hematopoietic microenvironment. HSCs are sources of hematopoiesis of a body that can self-renew, differentiate to blood cells of every lineage and maintain the constancy of them. As the major tissue of hematopoiesis bone marrow is filled with all kinds of blood cells in various developmental stages. Under the normal conditions, the ordered proliferation and differentiation of hematopoietic stem cells/hematopoietic progenitor cells (HSC/HPC) depend on the regulation of cytokine network.

  12. HPLC Analysis of Catechins in Tea Polyphenols%茶多酚中儿茶素类的HPLC分析

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    刘小乔; 李忠岐; 高静; 陈蓓; 杨建雄

    2012-01-01

    建立一种用高效液相色谱法(HPLC)测定茶叶中儿茶素类的方法,建立了同时分离测定了5种儿茶素组分(EGC、C、EGCG、EC、ECG)及咖啡碱(CAF)的方法,得到的最佳色谱条件为:ODS( 5μm,4.6mm×250mm)色谱柱,流动相A:0.1%的磷酸甲醇溶液;流动相B:0.1%的磷酸水溶液;流速为1.0mL/min;柱温为30℃;UV检测波长278nm.儿茶素单体及咖啡碱在给定的浓度范围内线性关系良好,方法精密度和重复性的相对标准偏差在5%以内,测定样品中各标准品的平均加标回收率为98.20%-100.64%.与国标法GB/T 8313-2008相比,本方法解决了国标法中EC和EGCG难分离的问题.

  13. Evidence for a hydrogen-sink mechanism of (+)catechin-mediated emission reduction of the ruminant greenhouse gas methane

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    Becker, P.M.; Wikselaar, van P.G.; Franssen, M.C.R.; Vos, de C.H.; Hall, R.D.; Beekwilder, M.J.

    2014-01-01

    Methane formation in the rumen is a major cause of greenhouse gas emission. Plant secondary compounds in ruminant diets, such as essential oils, saponins and tannins, are known to affect methane production. However, their methane-lowering properties have generally been associated with undesired side

  14. Progress on extraction of catechins and their isolation%儿茶素的富集及单体分离研究进展

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    唐德松; 沈生荣

    2003-01-01

    @@ 茶叶儿茶素是茶叶中重要的一类天然活性物质,具有较强的抗氧化作用和广泛的药理功效.其中表没食子儿茶素没食子酸酯(epigallocatechi gal-late,EGCG)以其独特的分子结构而在预防突变、抗肿瘤、防止癌细胞增殖及其转移等方面占有重要地位.

  15. Antiallergic tea catechin, (-)-epigallocatechin-3-O-(3-O-methyl)-gallate, suppresses FcepsilonRI expression in human basophilic KU812 cells.

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    Fujimura, Yoshinori; Tachibana, Hirofumi; Maeda-Yamamoto, Mari; Miyase, Toshio; Sano, Mitsuaki; Yamada, Koji

    2002-09-25

    We previously found that the O-methylated derivative of (-)-epigallocatechin-3-O-gallate (EGCg), (-)-epigallocatechin-3-O-(3-O-methyl)-gallate (EGCG' '3Me), has potent antiallergic activity. The high-affinity IgE receptor, FcepsilonRI, is found at high levels on basophils and mast cells and plays a key role in a series of acute and chronic human allergic reactions. To understand the mechanism of action for the antiallergic EGCG' '3Me, the effect of EGCG' '3Me on the cell surface expression of FcepsilonRI in human basophilic KU812 cells was examined. Flow cytometric analysis showed that EGCG' '3Me was able to decrease the cell surface expression of FcepsilonRI. Moreover, immunoblot analysis revealed that total cellular expression of the FcepsilonRI alpha chain decreased upon treatment with EGCG' '3Me. FcepsilonRI is a tetrameric structure comprising one alpha chain, one beta chain, and two gamma chains. The level of mRNA production of each subunit in KU812 cells was investigated. EGCG' '3Me reduced FcepsilonRI alpha and gamma mRNA levels. The cross-linkage of FcepsilonRI causes the activation of basophils, which leads to the secretion of inflammatory mediators including histamine. EGCG' '3Me treatment inhibited the FcepsilonRI cross-linking-induced histamine release. These results suggested that EGCG' '3Me can negatively regulate basophil activation through the suppression of FcepsilonRI expression.

  16. Punicalagin and catechins contain polyphenolic substructures that influence cell viability and can be monitored by radical chemosensors sensitive to electron transfer

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    Carreras, Anna; Mateos-Martín, María Luisa; Velázquez-Palenzuela, Amado; Brillas, Enric; Cascante, Marta; Juliá, Lluís; Torres, Josep Lluís

    2012-01-01

    Plant polyphenols may be free radical scavengers or generators, depending on their nature and concentration. This dual effect, mediated by electron transfer reactions, may contribute to their influence on cell viability. This study used two stable radicals (tris(2,3,5,6-tetrachloro-4-nitrophenyl)methyl (TNPTM) and tris(2,4,6-trichloro-3,5-dinitrophenyl)methyl (HNTTM)) sensitive only to electron transfer reduction reactions to monitor the redox properties of polyphenols (punicalagin and catech...

  17. Simultaneous determination of hydroxycinnamates and catechins in human urine samples by column switching liquid chromatography coupled to atmospheric pressure chemical ionization mass spectrometry

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    Nielsen, Salka E.; Sandström, B.

    2003-01-01

    by atmospheric pressure chemical ionization (APCI) MS using single ion monitoring (SIM) in negative mode. Linear calibration graphs were achieved in the dynamic range of 10-1000 ng/ml urine. The inter- and intraassay coefficients of variation (C.V.%) for the analysis of the four compounds in quality control...

  18. Analysis on the Catechins of Tea Polyphenols in Leaves of Blueberry%蓝莓叶片儿茶素类茶多酚含量分析

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    王连润; 刘家迅; 梁明泰; 高正清; 陶磅; 万红; 潘丽云

    2014-01-01

    [目的]分析蓝莓幼嫩芽叶中的儿茶素类茶多酚成分含量.[方法]应用高效液相色谱(HPLC)技术,对南高丛蓝莓“夏普蓝”叶片儿茶素类茶多酚含量进行了分析.[结果]试验表明,蓝莓幼嫩芽叶含有5种主要儿茶素类茶多酚,分别为儿茶素(C)、表儿茶素(EC)、表儿茶素没食子酸酯(ECG)、表没食子儿茶素没食子酸酯(EGCG)、没食子酸(GA),此外还含有咖啡因(CAF).[结论]研究可为蓝莓作为一种理想的茶用资源植物提供科学依据及植物化学方面的证据.

  19. 滁州绿茶儿茶素组成及其抗氧化活性%Catechin composition and antioxidant capacity of green teas in Chuzhou

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    安晓婷; 谢小花; 陈静; 肖陆飞

    2015-01-01

    采用超高液相色谱(Ultra high performance liquid chromatography,UPLC)分析了7种滁州绿茶的儿茶素组成,并采用总抗氧化能力法(Total antioxidant capacity assay,TEAC)评价了7种绿茶的抗氧化能力.结果表明,7种滁州绿茶的儿茶素含量均较丰富,其中阳春白雪一级儿茶素含量最高,为78.93 mg/g.7种绿茶的表没食子儿茶素没食子酸酯((-)-epigallocatechin gallate,EGCG)含量在24.28~33.89 mg/g之间,是含量最丰富的儿茶素单体.除此之外,滁州绿茶中没食子儿茶素((-)-Gallocatechin,GC)、表没食子儿茶素((-)-Epigallocatechin,EGC)和表儿茶素没食子酸酯((-)-Epicatechin gallate,ECG)的含量也较高.抗氧化活性实验证明,总儿茶素、EGCG和ECG的含量与滁州绿茶抗氧化能力具有显著的相关性.

  20. 'Benifuuki' Green Tea Containing O-Methylated Catechin Reduces Symptoms of Japanese Cedar Pollinosis: A Randomized, Double- Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial

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    Sawako Masuda

    2014-01-01

    Conclusions: 'Benifuuki' green tea containing a large amount of O-methylated EGCG reduced the symptoms of JCP and has potential as a complementary/alternative medicine for treating seasonal allergic rhinitis.

  1. Spectral study on inclusion between catechin and β-cyclodextrin%儿茶素与β-环糊精包合作用的光谱学研究

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    关幸枚; 郭媛媛; 尹娟娟; 张海霞

    2009-01-01

    目的 D研究儿茶素是否与β-环糊精(β-CD)产生包合作用以增加其生物利用度.方法 测定儿茶素与β-CD在水溶液中包合作用的光谱学性质,分析乙醇和pH对儿茶素.β-CD包合物形成的影响.结果 儿茶素与β-CD形成了1:1包合物,用Benesi-Hildebrand法测定包合常数为2.36×104,乙醇可以破坏包合物,pH<7条件下包合物稳定.结论 将β--CD添加到儿茶素制剂中可延缓儿茶素的释放速度,从而增加儿茶素生物利用度.

  2. Green tea catechins potentiate the neuritogenic action of brain-derived neurotrophic factor: role of 67-kDa laminin receptor and hydrogen peroxide.

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    Gundimeda, Usha; McNeill, Thomas H; Fan, Tiffany K; Deng, Ronald; Rayudu, David; Chen, Zachary; Cadenas, Enrique; Gopalakrishna, Rayudu

    2014-02-28

    Delivery of optimal amounts of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) to regions of the brain affected by neurodegenerative diseases is a daunting task. Using natural products with neuroprotective properties, such as green tea polyphenols, would be a highly useful complementary approach for inexpensive long-term treatment of these diseases. In this study, we used PC12(TrkB) cells which ectopically express TrkB, a high affinity receptor for BDNF. They differentiate and induce neurite outgrowth in response to BDNF. Using this model, we show for the first time that treatment with extremely low concentrations (BDNF. A synergistic interaction was observed between GTPP constituents, where epigallocatechin and epicatechin, both individually lacking this activity, promoted the action of EGCG. GTPP-induced potentiation of BDNF action required the cell-surface associated 67 kDa laminin receptor (67LR) to which EGCG binds with high affinity. A cell-permeable catalase abolished GTPP/EGCG-induced potentiation of BDNF action, suggesting the possible involvement of H2O2 in the potentiation. Consistently, exogenous sublethal concentrations of H2O2, added as a bolus dose (5 μM) or more effectively through a steady-state generation (1 μM), potentiated BDNF action. Collectively, these results suggest that EGCG, dependent on 67 LR and H2O2, potentiates the neuritogenic action of BDNF. Intriguingly, this effect requires only submicromolar concentrations of EGCG. This is significant as extremely low concentrations of polyphenols are believed to reach the brain after drinking green tea.

  3. Positive allosteric modulation of the GHB high-affinity binding site by the GABAA receptor modulator monastrol and the flavonoid catechin

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    Eghorn, Laura Friis; Høstgaard-Jensen, Kirsten; Kongstad, Kenneth Thermann

    2014-01-01

    conformational changes in the binding site, demonstrating a positive allosteric modulation of radioligand binding. Surprisingly, binding of [3H]GHB and the GHB high-affinity site-specific radioligands [125I]BnOPh-GHB and [3H]HOCPCA was either decreased or only weakly increased, indicating that the observed......γ-Hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) is a metabolite of γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and a proposed neurotransmitter in the mammalian brain. We recently identified α4βδ GABAA receptors as possible high-affinity GHB targets. GABAA receptors are highly sensitive to allosteric modulation. Thus to investigate...... whether GHB high-affinity binding sites are also sensitive to allosteric modulation, we screened both known GABAA receptor ligands and a library of natural compounds in the rat cortical membrane GHB specific high-affinity [3H]NCS-382 binding assay. Two hits were identified: Monastrol, a positive...

  4. A Green Tea Catechin Normalizes the Enhanced Ca2+ Sensitivity of Myofilaments Regulated by a Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Associated Mutation in Human Cardiac Troponin I (K206I)

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    Warren, Chad M.; Karam, Chehade N.; Wolska, Beata M.; Kobayashi, Tomoyoshi; de Tombe, Pieter P.; Arteaga, Grace M.; Bos, J. Martijn; Ackerman, Michael J.; Solaro, R. John

    2015-01-01

    Background Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common inherited cardiovascular disease characterized by thickening of ventricular walls and decreased left ventricular chamber volume. The majority of HCM-associated mutations are found in genes encoding sarcomere proteins. Herein, we set out to functionally characterize a novel HCM-associated mutation (K206I-TNNI3), and elucidate the mechanism of dysfunction at the level of myofilament proteins. Methods and Results The male index case was diagnosed with HCM after an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest which was followed by comprehensive clinical evaluation, transthoracic echocardiography, and clinical genetic testing. To determine molecular mechanism(s) of the mutant human cardiac troponin I (K206I), we tested the Ca2+ dependence of thin filament-activated myosin-S1-ATPase activity in a reconstituted, regulated, actomyosin system comparing wildtype human troponin complex, 50% mix of K206I/wildtype, or 100% K206I. We also exchanged native troponin detergent extracted fibers with reconstituted troponin containing either wildtype or a 65% mix of K206I/wildtype, and measured force generation. The Ca2+ sensitivity of the myofilaments containing the K206I variant was significantly increased, and when treated with 20 μM EGCG (green tea) was restored back to wildtype levels in ATPase and force measurements. The K206I mutation impairs the ability of the troponin I to inhibit ATPase activity in the absence of Ca-hcTnC (calcium-bound-human cardiac troponin C). The ability of Ca-hcTnC to neutralize the inhibition of K206I was greater than with wildtype TnI. Conclusions Compromised interactions of K206I with actin and hcTnC may lead to impaired relaxation and HCM. PMID:26553696

  5. Green tea catechin, epigallocatechin-3-gallate, attenuates the cell viability of human non-small-cell lung cancer A549 cells via reducing Bcl-xL expression.

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    Sonoda, Jun-Ichiro; Ikeda, Ryuji; Baba, Yasutaka; Narumi, Keiko; Kawachi, Akio; Tomishige, Erisa; Nishihara, Kazuya; Takeda, Yasuo; Yamada, Katsushi; Sato, Keizo; Motoya, Toshiro

    2014-07-01

    Clinical and epidemiological studies have indicated that the consumption of green tea has a number of beneficial effects on health. Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCg), the major polyphenolic compound present in green tea, has received much attention as an active ingredient. Among the numerous promising profiles of EGCg, the present study focused on the anticancer effects. Apoptosis induced by EGCg and subsequent cell growth suppression have been demonstrated in a number of cell culture studies. However, the underlying mechanism of apoptotic cell death remains unclear. Thus, the aim of the present study was to identify the major molecule that mediates proapoptotic cell death by EGCg. The effect of EGCg on cell proliferation and the induction of mRNA that modulates apoptotic cell death was evaluated in the A549 human non-small-cell lung cancer cell line. In addition, morphological changes were assessed by microscopy in A549 cells that had been treated with 100 μM EGCg for 24 h. The MTT assay revealed that cell proliferation was significantly reduced by EGCg in a dose-dependent manner (3-100 μM). The mRNA expression level of B-cell lymphoma-extra large (Bcl-xL) was decreased in A549 cells following 24 h incubation with 100 μM EGCg. Therefore, the results indicated that the inhibition of cell proliferation by EGCg may be achieved via suppressing the expression of the cell death-inhibiting gene, Bcl-xL.

  6. Determination of Phenolic and Antioxidant Properties in Tea and Spent Tea Under Various Extraction Method and Determination of Catechins, Caffeine and Gallic Acid by HPLC

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    Nurul Nadiah binti Ismail; Uthumporn Utra @ Sapina Abdullah

    2015-01-01

    Tea (Camellia sinensis L.) contain high phenolic compounds and antioxidant elements, while spent teas originating as the main byproduct of beverage tea manufacturestill contain some level of antioxidant elements. The purpose of the present study is to compare the effect of different extraction condition and to determine the chemical compound present in black tea (BT), oolong tea (OT), green tea (GT), spent black tea (SBT), spent oolong tea (SOT) and spent green tea (SGT). Theextraction experi...

  7. Pharmacokinetic and Chemoprevention Studies on Tea in Humans

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    Chow, H-H Sherry; Hakim, Iman A

    2011-01-01

    Green tea and its major polyphenols constituents, tea catechins, have been shown to have many health benefits including cancer prevention. Tea catechins and tea catechin metabolites/catabolites are bioavailable in the systemic circulation after oral intake of green tea or green tea catechins. The metabolites/catabolites identified in humans include glucuronide/sulfate conjugates, methylated tea catechin conjugates, and microflora-mediated ring fission products and phenolic acid catabolites. P...

  8. Green tea extract for periodontal health

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    Venkateswara, Babu; Sirisha, K; Chava, Vijay K.

    2011-01-01

    Tea, the commonly consumed beverage, is gaining increased attention in promoting overall health. In specific, green tea is considered a healthful beverage due to the biological activity of its polyphenols namely catechins. Among the polyphenols Epigallo catechin 3 gallate and Epicatechin 3 Gallate are the most predominant catechins. The antioxidant, antimicrobial, anticollagenase, antimutagenic, and c hemopreventive properties of these catechins proved to be helpful in the treatment of chroni...

  9. Studies on the Change Rule of Catechins in Pu-erh Tea Processing%普洱茶加工过程中儿茶素变化规律的研究

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    赵远艳; 吕才有; 冯雷

    2008-01-01

    本文对普洱茶加工阶段样中五种儿茶素组分ECG、EGCG、EGC、EC、(+)-C的含量进行分析,探讨普洱茶加工过程中儿茶素的变化规律,为普洱茶的质量评判提供参考.

  10. 漆酶催化儿茶素及儿茶酚合成黑色素的研究%Synthesis of Melanin with Catechin and Catechol by Laccase

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    刘家扬; 唐红萍; 蔡宇杰; 廖祥儒

    2015-01-01

    漆酶是一种含铜的多酚氧化酶,具有广泛的底物催化性.在漆酶的介导下对不同酚类底物合成带色产物进行了研究,发现儿茶素和儿茶酚能够合成黑色素.重点研究了黑色素合成的影响因素:底物的比例对黑色素的影响很大,1∶1为最佳比例;光照对黑色素的合成几乎无影响;漆酶活力越高对反应越有利;不同来源的漆酶催化反应的最适温度和最适pH不同;有机溶剂乙醇、正丙醇、正丁醇和丙酮对黑色素合成有促进作用,而有机溶剂甲醇和异戊醇又起抑制作用;金属离子Na+、Mn2+、Mg2+、Sr2+、K+有一定的抑制作用,并且浓度越高抑制作用越强,而加入Cu2+、Fe2+、Fe3+时分别产生青灰色、绿色、灰黑色沉淀,没有黑色素生成;底物浓度对黑色素合成的影响呈钟形,0.1 mol/L最适宜;震荡有利于漆酶催化黑色素的合成.通过漆酶合成的黑色素有望用于改进染发剂的配方.

  11. 茶儿茶素氧化产物体外清除·OH自由基作用的研究%STUDY ON THE ABILITY OF TEA CATECHIN OXIDATION FOR SCAVENGING HYDROXYL RADICALS

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    李春美; 谢笔钧

    2000-01-01

    本文采用2-脱氧-D-核糖(DR)法产生·OH,测定了不同浓度的茶儿素氧化产物A及C对·OH的清除作用.结果表明,在一定的浓度范围内,氧化产物A及C均有很强的清除·OH的作用且最佳清除浓度为200μg/ml.在茶多酚、氧化产物A及C三种物质中,以产物C的清除作用最强,其IC50值为7.3μg/ml,其次是A,IC50为10.1 μg/ml,最后是茶多酚,IC50值为70μg/ml.

  12. 儿茶素对环磷酰胺诱导小鼠迟发性超敏反应的影响%Effects of catechin on cyclophosphamide-induced delayed-type hypersensitivity in mice

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    杨宇清; 魏伟

    2007-01-01

    目的:研究儿茶素对环磷酰胺诱导小鼠迟发性超敏反应的影响.方法:以2,4-二硝基氯苯(DNCB)诱导小鼠迟发性超敏反应(DTH),致敏后立即腹腔注射(ip)环磷酰胺(Cy)125 mg·kg-1和致敏前3 d ip Cy 250 mg·kg-1分别诱导小鼠降低和增强的DTH反应,用耳肿胀度、胸腺指数和脾指数作为主要检测指标.以ConA诱导胸腺T淋巴细胞,观察不同剂量或浓度的儿茶素体内外对胸腺T淋巴细胞增殖和IL-2生成的影响.MTT法检测胸腺T淋巴细胞增殖,ConA诱导的胸腺T淋巴细胞培养上清中IL-2活性检测采用活化的小鼠胸腺细胞MTT比色法.结果:于致敏前3 d灌胃儿茶素30,60,120 mg·kg-1·d-1,连续7 d,在Cy诱导的DTH反应降低小鼠模型,儿茶素在60,120 mg·kg-1剂量可显著上调其低下的耳肿胀度、胸腺和脾指数,并上调胸腺T淋巴细胞增殖反应以及产生的IL-2水平;在Cy诱导的DTH反应增强小鼠模型,儿茶素60,120 mg·kg-1可显著下调其增高的耳肿胀、胸腺和脾指数,儿茶素30,60,120 mg·kg-1可显著抑制其增强的胸腺T淋巴细胞增殖反应以及产生的IL-2水平.儿茶素体外在25~200 mg·L-1浓度时能增强Cy诱导的DTH反应降低的小鼠胸腺T淋巴细胞增殖和IL-2水平;儿茶素在12.5~200 mg·L-1浓度时能降低Cy诱导的DTH反应增强的小鼠胸腺T淋巴细胞增殖和IL-2水平.结论:儿茶素对小鼠的细胞免疫具有调节作用.

  13. Synthesis of Acetylated Catechins of Different Substituting Degrees and Their Antioxidant Capacity in vitro%不同取代度乙酰化儿茶素的合成及体外抗氧化活性的研究

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    白艳; 江和源; 江用文; 张建勇; 王伟伟; 龙丹

    2012-01-01

    With the help of DryLab software to establish a method for the determination of 8 colorants in flour products by High Performance Liquid Chromatographic with PDA detection. [ Method ] Samples were ultrasonically extracted centrifugalize and filtered, then the sample solutions were injected into HPLC with PDA detection. [Result] The response of each analyte showed a good linearity with a correlation coefficient not less than 0. 999 9. The recoveries for biscuits were more than 90% ,with the relative standard deviations (n =3) pf less than 1.0, which demonstrated the good precision and accuracy of the present method. The method is rapid, accurate, reproducible. At the mean time, the optimal chromatogram was simulated and presented by Drylab, which was almost the same with actual chromatogram, greatly shorten the development cycle of chromatographic method. [Conclusion] The method has many advantages, such as simplified pretreatment, rapid detection speed, good recovery rate, et al.%[目的]研究乙酰化儿茶素的相关性质,,以期改善儿茶素的应用特性.[方法]以乙酸酐为酰化剂对表没食子儿茶素没食子酸酯(EGCG)、茶多酚(TP)进行O-酰化修饰,分别合成了2种取代度的乙酰化儿茶素,考察了乙酰化程度对儿茶素溶解性、抗氧化性和紫外吸收能力的影响.[结果]随着取代度的增加,乙酰化儿茶素脂溶性增加,总抗氧化能力和清除超氧阴离子能力降低,清除羟自由基能力增加,紫外吸收带蓝移,吸收强度降低.[结论]研究筛选出高乙酰化儿茶素活性取代产物,从而为定向合成高活性的乙酰化儿茶素提供参考.

  14. 近红外光谱法测定茶多酚中总儿茶素含量%Feasibility study on quantitative analysis of total catechins in tea polyphenol powder by near-infrared spectroscopy

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    陈华才; 吕进; 春红; 芦永军; 陈星旦

    2005-01-01

    以高效液相色谱(HPLC)分析结果为参考值,建立了快速测量茶多酚中总儿茶素含量的近红外光谱定标模型.将48份茶多酚样品组成定标样品集,在1 000~2 500 nm(4 000~10 000 cm-1)的近红外漫反射光谱为定标波长范围内,光谱经一阶导数(First derivative)、二阶导数(Second derivative)、标准归一化(Standard normal variate,SNV)和多元散射校正(multiplicative signal correction,MSC)处理后结合偏最小二乘回归(PLS)定标.经内部交叉验证表明,光谱经SNV处理后建模结果最佳.模型的相关系数Corr.Coeff=0.997,校正均方根RMSEC=1.71%.比较了经典最小二乘法(CLS)、偏最小二乘法(PLS)和主成分回归(PCR)等方法建模结果,以偏最小二乘回归建模效果最好.

  15. Advances in Research of Biosynthesis and Hydrolysis Pathways of Gallated Catechins in Camellia sinensis%茶树酯型儿茶素生物合成及水解途径研究进展

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    夏涛; 高丽萍; 刘亚军; 王云生; 刘莉; 赵磊; 蒋晓岚; 钱玉梅

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    茶树酯型儿茶素对于茶叶加工产品品质的影响及人类健康的药理功效均高于非酯型儿茶素.酯型儿茶素合成及水解途径及分子调控机理,既是长期困扰茶业界的重点难题,也是富含原花青素(PAs)或缩合单宁(CAs)植物如葡萄、柿子的未解科学问题之一.作者在文中介绍了茶树酯型儿茶素合成及水解途径研究上取得的进展,儿茶素的没食子酰基化过程与水解单宁合成具有相似性;没食子酰基葡糖糖(β G)是它们合成的酰基供体,与葡萄糖基转移酶(UGGT)和没食子酰基转移酶(ECGT)等有关;在茶树中酯型儿荼素很容易被水解酶(GCH)水解为没食子酸和非酯型儿茶素.此外,还综述了国际上有关flavan-3-ols的合成、聚合、糖苷化和甲基化研究进展.

  16. 儿茶素对小鼠造血祖细胞的刺激增殖作用%Effect of Catechin on the Proliferation of Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell in Mice

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    闫丽莎; 刘屏; 王东晓; 陈孟莉; 陈桂芸

    2008-01-01

    目的:观察儿茶素对小鼠造血祖细胞增殖作用.方法:通过造血祖细胞培养观察儿茶素对小鼠CFU-E、BFU-E、CFU-GM、CFU-Meg生长的作用.结果:加入儿茶素工作液后,CFU-GM、CFU-E、BFU-E、CFU-Meg集落数均明显升高.至100 nag·L-1时,各系造血祖细胞集落数均增加至最高,与未加儿茶素的实验组相比均有统计学差异(P<0.01).结论:儿茶素可明显促进小鼠造血祖细胞(CFU-GM、CFU-E、BFU-E、CFU-Meg)的增殖,并可与造血生长因子起协同效应,具有明显的造血促进作用.

  17. Dietary Lipids, Cell Adhesion and Breast Cancer Metastasis

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    antitumor 38. Nakagawa K, Okuda S, and Miyazawa T: Dose-dependent incorpora- therapy. Nature 394, 287-291, 1998. tion of tea catechins ...39. Yang CS, Chen L, Lee M-J, Balentine D, Kuo MC, et al.: Blood and cer Metastasis Rev 9, 267-282, 1990. urine levels of tea catechins after...epigallocatechin-3-gallate and (-)-epigallo- 13. O’Reilly MS: Angiostatin: an endogenous inhibitor of angiogenesis catechin , into human plasma. Biosci

  18. Synthetic Beta-Lactam Antibiotics as a Selective Breast Cancer Cell Apoptosis Inducer: Significance in Breast Cancer Prevention and Treatment

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    with Ph.D. on August, 2007. Dissertation Title: “Synthetic Green Tea Catechin Analogs and Their Prodrugs: A Structural and Biological Analysis of...State University School of Medicine, Graduate Student Research Day, September 21, 2006. “A Novel Pro-drug of Green Tea Catechin (-)-EGCG as a Potential...Wan SB, Chen D, Dou QP, and Chan TH. Study of the green tea polyphenols catechin -3-gallate (CG) and epicatechin-3-gallate (ECG) as proteasome

  19. Endometase in Androgen-Repressed Human Prostate Cancer

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    activities. Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG) Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), 2, a polyphenol catechin isolated from green tea , has drawn great attention...mediated by its polyphenolic constituents, particularly the catechins [105]. A number of reports have shown that the green tea polyphenol EGCG is among...K.; Gingras, D.; Beliveau, R. Matrix Metalloproteinase Inhibition by Green Tea Catechins . Biochim. Biophys. Acta 2000, 1478, 51-60. [99] Yamakawa, S

  20. Impact of fermentation, drying, roasting and Dutch processing on flavan-3-ol stereochemistry in cacao beans and cocoa ingredients

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    Full Text Available Abstract This paper reports a systematic study of the level of flavan-3-ol monomers during typical processing steps as cacao beans are dried, fermented and roasted and the results of Dutch-processing. Methods have been used that resolve the stereoisomers of epicatechin and catechin. In beans harvested from unripe and ripe cacao pods, we find only (--epicatechin and (+-catechin with (--epicatechin being by far the predominant isomer. When beans are fermented there is a large loss of both (--epicatechin and (+-catechin, but also the formation of (--catechin. We hypothesize that the heat of fermentation may, in part, be responsible for the formation of this enantiomer. When beans are progressively roasted at conditions described as low, medium and high roast conditions, there is a progressive loss of (--epicatechin and (+-catechin and an increase in (--catechin with the higher roast levels. When natural and Dutch-processed cacao powders are analyzed, there is progressive loss of both (--epicatechin and (+-catechin with lesser losses of (--catechin. We thus observe that in even lightly Dutch-processed powder, the level of (--catechin exceeds the level of (--epicatechin. The results indicate that much of the increase in the level of (--catechin observed during various processing steps may be the result of heat-related epimerization from (--epicatechin. These results are discussed with reference to the reported preferred order of absorption of (--epicatechin > (+-catechin > (--catechin. These results are also discussed with respect to the balance that must be struck between the beneficial impact of fermentation and roasting on chocolate flavor and the healthful benefits of chocolate and cocoa powder that result in part from the flavan-3-ol monomers.

  1. Free-radical scavengers and antioxidants from Peumus boldus Mol. ("Boldo").

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    Schmeda-Hirschmann, G; Rodriguez, J A; Theoduloz, C; Astudillo, S L; Feresin, G E; Tapia, A

    2003-04-01

    The dry leaves of Peumus boldus (Monimiaceae) are used in infusion or decoction as a digestive and to improve hepatic complains. Preliminary assays showed free-radical scavenging activity in hot water extracts of boldo leaves, measured by the decoloration of a methanolic solution of the 1,1-diphenyl-2-picryl-hydrazyl radical (DPPH). Assay-guided isolation led to the active compounds. Catechin proved to be the main free-radical scavenger of the extracts. Lipid peroxidation in erythrocytes was inhibited by boldo extracts and fractions at 500 microg/ml with higher effect for the ethyl acetate soluble and alkaloid fractions. The IC50 for catechin and boldine in the lipid peroxidation test were 75.6 and 12.5 microg/ml, respectively. On the basis of dry starting material the catechin content in the crude drug was 2.25% while the total alkaloid calculated as boldine was 0.06%. The activity of boldine was six times higher than catechin in the lipid peroxidation assay. However, the mean catechin:total alkaloid content ratio was 37:1. The relative concentration of alkaloids and phenolics in boldo leaves and their activity suggest that free-radical scavenging effect is mainly due to catechin and flavonoids and that antioxidant effect is mainly related with the catechin content The high catechin content of boldo leaves and its bioactivity suggest that quality control of Boldo folium has to combine the analysis of catechin as well as their characteristic aporphine alkaloids.

  2. Comprehensive Population-Specific Marker Panel for Early Prostate Cancer Diagnostics and Risk Assessment

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    2012-06-01

    of Green Tea Catechins in the Chemoprevention of Prostate Cancer. Nutrition and cancer. 1112011; 64(1):4-22; PMID: 22098273 2. Kumar NB, Crocker, T...Nagi Kumar. New Insights to the Mechanisms of Green Tea Catechins in the Chemoprevention ofProstate Cancer. Nutrition and cancer. 11/2011; 64(1):4-22

  3. Chocolate as a source of tea flavonoids

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    Arts, I.C.W.; Hollman, P.C.H.; Kromhout, D.

    1999-01-01

    The antioxidant catechin content of chocolate is four times that of tea. Chocolate contributed 20% of the catechin intake in a representative sample of the Dutch population, and tea contributes 55%. Epidemiological assessments of health effects of tea should include other foods that are sources of c

  4. Altering the phenolics profile of a green tea leaves extract using exogenous oxidases

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    Verloop, A.J.W.; Gruppen, H.; Bisschop, Robbin; Vincken, Jean Paul

    2016-01-01

    Transformation from green tea leaves into black tea involves oxidation of catechins into theaflavins and other complex phenolics by endogenous enzymes in tea leaves. By employing tyrosinase and laccase, both from Agaricus bisporus, on green tea catechins, the oxidation process was directed toward

  5. A novel dimeric procyanidin glucoside from Polygonum aviculare

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    Hai Jian Cong; Shu Wei Zhang; Chong Zhang; Yu Jie Huang; Li Jiang Xuan

    2012-01-01

    A novel dimeric procyanidin glucoside,catechin 3-O-acetate-(4α→8)-catechin 3-O-acetate-3′-O-β-D-glucopyranoside (1),along with five flavonoids and one lignan were isolated from the aerial parts of Polygonum aviculare.Their structures were elucidated by spectroscopic analyses including 1D,2D NMR,MS and CD methods.

  6. Major phenolic acids and total antioxidant activity in mamaki leaves, Pipturus albidus

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    Three phenolic acids, (+) catechins, chlorogenic acid, and rutin, were identified and quantified in mamaki leaves (Pipturus albidus) using a liquid chromatograph-mass spectrometer technique. Concentrations of (+) catechins, chlorogenic acid, and rutin varied from 1.1 mg to 5.0 mg per gram of mamaki...

  7. Control of Clostridium perfringens spores by plant-derived antimicrobials during cooling of cooked ground beef

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    Inhibition of Clostridium perfringens spore germination and outgrowth by carvacrol, cinnamaldehyde, thymol, oregano oil and two green tea extracts with low (green tea leaf powder (GTL); 141 mg of total catechins/g of green tea extract) and high (green tea leaf extract (GTE); 697 mg of total catechin...

  8. Divergent antiviral effects of bioflavonoids on the hepatitis C virus life cycle

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    Khachatoorian, Ronik, E-mail: RnKhch@ucla.edu [Molecular Biology Interdepartmental Ph.D. Program (MBIDP), Molecular Biology Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, California, CA (United States); Molecular Biology Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, California, CA (United States); Arumugaswami, Vaithilingaraja, E-mail: VArumugaswami@mednet.ucla.edu [Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, California, CA (United States); Department of Surgery, Regenerative Medicine Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, CA (United States); Raychaudhuri, Santanu, E-mail: SRaychau@ucla.edu [Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, California, CA (United States); Yeh, George K., E-mail: GgYeh@ucla.edu [Molecular Biology Interdepartmental Ph.D. Program (MBIDP), Molecular Biology Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, California, CA (United States); Molecular Biology Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, California, CA (United States); Maloney, Eden M., E-mail: EMaloney@ucla.edu [Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, California, CA (United States); Wang, Julie, E-mail: JulieW1521@ucla.edu [Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, California, CA (United States); and others

    2012-11-25

    We have previously demonstrated that quercetin, a bioflavonoid, blocks hepatitis C virus (HCV) proliferation by inhibiting NS5A-driven internal ribosomal entry site (IRES)-mediated translation of the viral genome. Here, we investigate the mechanisms of antiviral activity of quercetin and six additional bioflavonoids. We demonstrate that catechin, naringenin, and quercetin possess significant antiviral activity, with no associated cytotoxicity. Infectious virion secretion was not significantly altered by these bioflavonoids. Catechin and naringenin demonstrated stronger inhibition of infectious virion assembly compared to quercetin. Quercetin markedly blocked viral translation whereas catechin and naringenin demonstrated mild activity. Similarly quercetin completely blocked NS5A-augmented IRES-mediated translation in an IRES reporter assay, whereas catechin and naringenin had only a mild effect. Moreover, quercetin differentially inhibited HSP70 induction compared to catechin and naringenin. Thus, the antiviral activity of these bioflavonoids is mediated through different mechanisms. Therefore combination of these bioflavonoids may act synergistically against HCV.

  9. Anti-cancer properties of green Tea Probed viaquantum mechanics calculations

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    Azin Chitsazan

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available 10.13005/ojc/310147Tea, from the plant camellia sinensis, is consumed in different parts of the world as green, black or oolong tea. Among all of these, however, the most significant effects on human health have been observed with the consumption of green tea. Green tea contains polyphenols, which include flavanols, flavandiols, flavonoids, and phenolic acids. Most of the green tea polyphenols (GTPs are flavonols, commonly known as catechins. There are four kinds of catechins mainly find in green tea: epicatechin, epigallocatechin, epicatechin-3-gallate, and EGCG. Green tea catechins have demonstrated significant antioxidant, anticarcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, thermogenic, probiotic, and antimicrobial properties in numerous human, animal, and in vitro studies. In the present study, four type catechins of green tea were studied. For each catechin ab initio method was employed for calculations and related parameters were computed.

  10. THE FREE RADICAL SCAVENGING AND ANTI-HYPERGLYCEMIC ACTIVITIES OF VARIOUS GAMBIERS AVAILABLE IN INDONESIAN MARKET

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    Muhammad Hanafi

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Gambier (Uncaria gambier is known to have antioxidant properties, and some studies have attributed it to the presenceof polyphenols such as catechin. The objective of this study is to investigate the potential of various gambiers availablein Indonesian market as a scavenger of reactive free radicals and evaluate its anti-hyperglycemic activity as α-glucosidase inhibitor. Isolation of catechin was done by extraction method with technical grade of ethyl acetate assolvent. Analysis of catechin in the dried gambier extract was carried out with TLC method. The molecular weight andcontent of catechin of dried gambier extract was determined by analyzing its mass spectra and spectrophotometer,respectively. The free radical scavenging activity of catechin of the resultant extracts was measured by using 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH as stable free radical compound. The anti-hyperglycemic activity of catechin ofethyl acetate extracts was analyzed as α-glucosidase inhibitor. The result showed that various gambiers available in themarket are very active as antioxidant, indicated by IC50 of catechin of ethyl acetate extracts which were 4.6 to 18.2μg/mL for DPPH inhibition. The IC50 for α-glucosidase inhibition is ranged from 40.45 to 52.43 μg/mL, so they can beclassified as anti-diabetic.

  11. Influence of roasting on the antioxidant activity and HMF formation of a cocoa bean model systems.

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    Oliviero, Teresa; Capuano, Edoardo; Cämmerer, Bettina; Fogliano, Vincenzo

    2009-01-14

    During the roasting of cocoa beans chemical reactions lead to the formation of Maillard reaction (MR) products and to the degradation of catechin-containing compounds, which are very abundant in these seeds. To study the modifications occurring during thermal treatment of fat and antioxidant rich foods, such as cocoa, a dry model system was set up and roasted at 180 degrees C for different times. The role played in the formation of MR products and in the antioxidant activity of the system by proteins, catechin, and cocoa butter was investigated by varying the model system formulation. Results showed that the antioxidant activity decreased during roasting, paralleling catechin concentration, thus suggesting that this compound is mainly responsible for the antioxidant activity of roasted cocoa beans. Model system browning was significantly higher in the presence of catechin, which contributed to the formation of water-insoluble melanoidins, which are mainly responsible for browning. HMF concentration was higher in casein-containing systems, and its formation was strongly inhibited in the presence of catechin. No effects related to the degree of lipid oxidation could be observed. Data from model systems obtained by replacing fat with water showed a much lower rate of MR development and catechin degradation but the same inhibitory effect of catechin on HMF formation.

  12. 岩白菜和厚叶岩白菜不同部位有效成分的比较研究%Comparative studies on content of arbutin,bergenin and catechin in different part of Bergenia purpurascens and B.crassifolia

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    孙欣光; 黄文华; 马淼; 郭宝林; 王桂影

    2010-01-01

    目的:建立岩白菜药材中有效成分熊果苷、岩白菜素、儿茶素HPLC含量测定方法,为其药材质量评价和资源合理利用提供科学依据.方法:采用反相C18色谱柱,流动相为甲醇-水,流速为1.0 mL·min-1,检测波长为275 nm,对岩白菜属植物岩白菜和厚叶岩白菜的主根、须根和叶片等不同部位中的熊果苷、岩白菜素JL茶素含量进行HPLC分析比较.结果:岩白菜和厚叶岩白菜中的熊果苷、岩白菜素、儿茶素含量存在一定差异;同植物不同部位中的熊果苷、岩白菜素、儿茶素含量存在明显差异.主根和须根中岩白菜素的含量较高,而叶中熊果苷的含量较高.结论:本研究方法可以同时测定熊果苷、岩白菜索和儿茶素的含量,为岩白菜属植物的科学研究及药材质量评价奠定基础.

  13. Protection of iron-induced toxicity in rat hepatocyte culture by (+)-catechin and fisetin%儿茶素和漆黄素对柠檬酸铁诱导大鼠原代肝细胞损伤的保护作用

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    冯星; 许东晖; 梅雪婷; 朱良; 许实波

    2003-01-01

    目的分别从中药苞蔷薇根和叶中提取获得(+)-儿茶素(CAT)和漆黄素(FIS)两种黄酮,研究其对柠檬酸铁致肝细胞铁超载的药理作用.方法原代大鼠肝细胞加入50 μmol*L-1柠檬酸铁诱导肝细胞铁超载.致损伤前加入CAT及FIS或损伤后24 h,加入CAT及FIS,继续培养24 h后,测定培养液中的超氧化物歧化酶(SOD)、乳酸脱氢酶(LDH)、谷草转氨酶(AST)、谷丙转氨酶(ALT)活性和白蛋白(ALB)含量.培养48 h后,用MTT法测肝细胞的存活率.结果在致损伤前加入CAT或FIS,仅见CAT 5×10-5 mol*L-1和 FIS 5×10-5 mol*L-1对大鼠原代肝细胞的恢复作用与模型对照组相比差异有显著性(P0.05).结论 CAT 、FIS对柠檬酸铁所致大鼠原代肝细胞的损伤具有保护作用.

  14. Structure and antioxidant activity of phenolic compounds isolated from the edible fruits and stem bark of Harpephyllum caffrum.

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    Moodley, Roshila; Koorbanally, Neil A; Shahidul Islam, Md; Jonnalagadda, Sreekanth B

    2014-01-01

    Antioxidant activity in edible fruits is an important characteristic in the choice of fruits for human consumption, and has profound influence on nutrition and health. Two pharmacologically active triterpenoids, β-sitosterol and lupeol, and the powerful flavan-3-ol antioxidant, (+)-catechin, were isolated from the edible fruits of Harpephyllum caffrum while a mixture of cardanols, an alkyl p-coumaric acid ester, and (+)-catechin were isolated from the stem bark. This is the first report of these compounds being isolated from this plant. The antioxidant capacity of (+)-catechin was higher than the other isolated compounds as well as the known antioxidant, ascorbic acid.

  15. Phytochemicals and Cardiovascular Disease

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    ... seeds. The major flavonoid categories are flavonols , flavones, catechins, flavanones and anthocyanins . The main dietary sources of these compounds are tea, onions, soy and wine. The main flavonoid in ...

  16. Altering the phenolics profile of a green tea leaves extract using exogenous oxidases.

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    Verloop, Annewieke J W; Gruppen, Harry; Bisschop, Robbin; Vincken, Jean-Paul

    2016-04-01

    Transformation from green tea leaves into black tea involves oxidation of catechins into theaflavins and other complex phenolics by endogenous enzymes in tea leaves. By employing tyrosinase and laccase, both from Agaricus bisporus, on green tea catechins, the oxidation process was directed towards a higher theaflavins content, which is considered an important quality parameter in tea. The main tea catechins were incubated with tyrosinase and laccase, and product formation was monitored by RP-UHPLC-PDA-ESI-MS. The kind of catechin, their substitution with a galloyl group, and the type of oxidase used were important factors determining theaflavin concentrations. In particular, incubation of epicatechin with epigallocatechin with tyrosinase gave a high, stable theaflavin content. In a green tea extract, tyrosinase increased the proportion of theaflavins by twofold compared to black tea. Laccase mainly formed insoluble complexes. Our results indicate that the phenolic profile of tea can be modulated by using commercially available exogenous oxidases.

  17. Different Flavonoids Can Shape Unique Gut Microbiota Profile In Vitro.

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    Huang, Jiacheng; Chen, Long; Xue, Bin; Liu, Qianyue; Ou, Shiyi; Wang, Yong; Peng, Xichun

    2016-09-01

    The impact of flavonoids has been discussed on the relative viability of bacterial groups in human microbiota. This study was aimed to compare the modulation of various flavonoids, including quercetin, catechin and puerarin, on gut microbiota culture in vitro, and analyze the interactions between bacterial species using fructo-oligosaccharide (FOS) as carbon source under the stress of flavonoids. Three plant flavonoids, quercetin, catechin, and puerarin, were added into multispecies culture to ferment for 24 h, respectively. The bacterial 16S rDNA amplicons were sequenced, and the composition of microbiota community was analyzed. The results revealed that the tested flavonoids, quercetin, catechin, and puerarin, presented different activities of regulating gut microbiota; flavonoid aglycones, but not glycosides, may inhibit growth of certain species. Quercetin and catechin shaped unique biological webs. Bifidobacterium spp. was the center of the biological web constructed in this study.

  18. Antioxidant effects of green tea polyphenols

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    2003-01-01

    The unprecedented interest in the antioxidant activity of green tea polyphenols (GTP) is due to the apparent health benefits of tea drinking and the experimental results with the polyphenols. The results suggest that the galloylated catechins show stronger antioxidant effect than that of nongalloylated catechins and the double bond in C ring also plays an important role in this effect. There are synergic effects between different catechins and the antioxidant effectof (+)-epimers is stronger than that of (-)-epimers. The active site to scavenge free radicals mainly locates in p-hydroxyl of phenol in gallic acid and hydroxyl of phenol in the pyrane also shows activity. The large π bond in chromane and benzene ring of catechin is the structure base for their antioxidant effects. The prevent effect of GTP against diseases and their redox regulation in cell signal pathway are very important to be studied in the future.

  19. Effects of condensed tannins on anthocyanins and colour of authentic pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) juices.

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    Türkyılmaz, Meltem; Ozkan, Mehmet

    2014-12-01

    This study was conducted to determine the effects of condensed tannins (CT) on anthocyanins (ACNs) and colour of pomegranate juice (PJ) samples obtained from nine registered varieties in Turkey. CT-catechins (CTCs) reactive to vanillin and phloroglucinol adducts of CT contents were determined. CTC and ACN contents of PJs highly depended on variety (p<0.01), and ranged from 31 to 155 mg/L juice and from 47 to 405 mg/L juice, respectively. As catechin-phloroglucinol content increased, ACN content also increased (r=0.866). Strong logarithmic correlation between the ratio of ACN contents to catechin-phloroglucinol contents and polymeric colour (PC) values of the samples was found (r=-0.822). When PC value of PJs was ⩾8% or ratio of ACN contents to catechin-phloroglucinol contents of PJs was ⩽2.82, ACN contents of the samples determined by spectrophotometric method were higher than those determined by HPLC.

  20. Comparative characterisation of green tea and black tea cream: physicochemical and phytochemical nature.

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    Lin, Xiaorong; Chen, Zhongzheng; Zhang, Yuanyuan; Luo, Wei; Tang, Hao; Deng, Baibiao; Deng, Jian; Li, Bin

    2015-04-15

    Tea cream is prevalent in various types of tea, yet a comparison of the mechanism of creaming in different teas remains uncertain. Here, we compared physicochemical characteristics, phytochemical composition, and simulated digestive profiles of green tea and black tea cream, looking to exploit their concentration and structure based mechanisms and in vitro bioaccessibility. Green tea cream particles were roughly one order of magnitude larger than those of black tea in size. Moreover, creaming concentrations of catechins, proteins and methylxanthines of green tea were dramatically higher than black tea. As major creaming components, gallated catechins, theaflavins, thearubigins, theabrownines, proteins and methylxanthines also exhibited high creaming affinities. Green tea cream particles, which were completely destroyed by simulated digestion, had few impacts on digestive recoveries of catechins and methylxanthines. In comparison, black tea cream particles were more stable under mimicking digestion, and clarification remarkably decreased the in vitro bioaccessibility of catechins and methylxanthines.

  1. 3-O-Acyl-epicatechins Increase Glucose Uptake Activity and GLUT4 Translocation through Activation of PI3K Signaling in Skeletal Muscle Cells

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    Manabu Ueda-Wakagi

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Tea catechins promote glucose uptake in skeletal muscle cells. In this study, we investigated whether the addition of an acyl group to the C-3 position of catechins to generate 3-O-acyl-catechins promoted glucose uptake in L6 myotubes. 3-O-Myristoyl-(−-epicatechin (EC-C14 and 3-O-palmitoyl-(−-epicatechin (EC-C16 promoted glucose uptake and translocation of glucose transporter (GLUT 4 in the cells. The effect of 3-O-acyl-(−-epicatechins was stronger than that of (−-epicatechin (EC, whereas neither 3-O-myristoyl-(+-catechin (C-C14 nor 3-O-palmitoyl-(+catechin (C-C16 promoted glucose uptake or GLUT4 translocation as well as (+-catechin (C. We further investigated an affinity of catechins and 3-O-acyl-catechins to the lipid bilayer membrane by using surface plasma resonance analysis. Maximum binding amounts of EC-C16 and C-C16 to the lipid bilayer clearly increased compared with that of (−-EC and (+-C, respectively. We also examined the mechanism of GLUT4 translocation and found EC-C14 and EC-C16 induced the phosphorylation of PI3K, but did not affect phosphorylation of Akt or IR. In conclusion, the addition of an acyl group to the C-3 position of (−-EC increases its affinity for the lipid bilayer membrane and promotes GLUT4 translocation through PI3K-dependent pathways in L6 myotubes.

  2. Epilepsy and the Wnt Signaling Pathway

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    tea compound EGCG [(-) epigallocatechin gallate] is the main catechin component in dry green tea (about 30%). Green tea is about 0.1% EGCG solution...repressor HBP1. J Biol Chem 281, 10865-10875 (2006). 37. Sartippour, M.R., et al. Green tea and its catechins inhibit breast cancer xenografts. Nutr...and Decitabine attenuated SE (Figure 4) Background. Green tea and EGCG. Green tea is the world’s second most popular beverage after water and is

  3. USSR Report, Chemistry.

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    determined photocolorimetrically using vanillin reagent, on ethanol extracts of bark which were cleaned up on polyamide. The highest catechin content...Jul 84) 39 Artificial Graphite, Production and Properties (A.’ D. Kokurin; ZHURNAL PRIKLADNOY KHIMII, No 9, Sep 84) 40 Step-Wise Extraction ...Birch Wood (L. K. Molotkov; KHIMIYA DREVESINY, No 5, Sep-Oct 84).... 109 Catechin Content of Birth (Betula Pendula Roth.) Bark in Relation to Climatic

  4. Phenolic and Theobromine Contents of Commercial Dark, Milk and White Chocolates on the Malaysian Market

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    Cheng Chia Meng; Abbe Maleyki Mhd Jalil; Amin Ismail

    2009-01-01

    Chocolate contains a wide range of antioxidants that includes soluble phenolic compounds (phenolic acids, catechin, epicatechin, and proanthocyanidins), insoluble polymeric phenolics and methylxanthines. The objective of this study was to determine phenolic and theobromine contents in dark (DC), milk (MC), and white (WC) chocolates commonly found in the Malaysian marketplace. Total phenolic and flavonoids were determined by means of a spectrometric assay, while catechin, epicatechin and theob...

  5. Green Tea as Inhibitor of the Intestinal Absorption of Lipids: Potential Mechanism for its Lipid-Lowering Effect1

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    Koo, Sung I.; Noh, Sang K.

    2007-01-01

    Animal and epidemiological studies suggest that green tea catechins may reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases (CHD). The health benefit of green tea has been attributed to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties; however, considerable evidence suggests that green tea and its catechins may reduce the risk of CHD by lowering the plasma levels of cholesterol and triglyceride. Although the mechanism underlying such effect of green tea is yet to be determined, it is evident from in v...

  6. Transcriptomic analysis of Camellia ptilophylla and identification of genes associated with flavonoid and caffeine biosynthesis.

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    Li, M M; Xue, J Y; Wen, Y L; Guo, H S; Sun, X Q; Zhang, Y M; Hang, Y Y

    2015-12-29

    Camellia ptilophylla, or cocoa tea, is naturally decaffeinated and its predominant catechins and purine alkaloids are trans-catechins and theobromine Regular tea [Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Ktze.] is evolutionarily close to cocoa tea and produces cis-catechins and caffeine. Here, the transcriptome of C. ptilophylla was sequenced using the 101-bp paired-end technique. The quality of the raw data was assessed to yield 70,227,953 cleaned reads totaling 7.09 Gbp, which were assembled de novo into 56,695 unique transcripts and then clustered into 44,749 unigenes. In catechin biosynthesis, leucoanthocyanidin reductase (LAR) catalyzes the transition of leucoanthocyanidin to trans-catechins, while anthocyanidin synthase (ANS) and anthocyanidin reductase (ANR) catalyze cis-catechin production. Our data demonstrate that two LAR genes (CpLAR1 and CpLAR2) by C. ptilophylla may be advantageous due to the combined effects of this quantitative trait, permitting increased leucoanthocyanidin consumption for the synthesis of trans-catechins. In contrast, the only ANS gene observed in C. sinensis (CsANS) shared high identity (99.2%) to one homolog from C. ptilophylla (CpANS1), but lower identity (~80%) to another (CpANS2). We hypothesized that the diverged CpANS2 might have lost its ability to synthesize cis-catechins. C. ptilophylla and C. sinensis each contain two copies of ANR, which share high identity and may share the same function. Transcriptomic sequencing captured two N-methyl nucleosidase genes named NMT1 and NMT2. NMT2 was highly identical to three orthologous genes TCS2, PCS2, and ICS2, which did not undergo methylation in vitro; in contrast, NMT1 was less identical to TCS, PCS and ICS, indicating that NMT1 may undergo neofunctionalization.