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    Epicatechin gallate

    • Epicatechin gallate
      Chemical structure of epicatechin gallate
      Names
      IUPAC name
      [(2R,3R)-2-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)-5,7-dihydroxy-3,4-dihydro-2H-chromen-3-yl] 3,4,5-trihydroxybenzoate
      Other names
      ECG
      Epicatechin 3-gallate
      (−)-Epicatechin-3-O-gallate
      Identifiers
      3D model (Jmol)
      ChEBI
      ChemSpider
      ECHA InfoCard 100.116.252
      PubChem CID
      Properties
      C22H18O10
      Molar mass 442.37 g/mol
      Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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      Epicatechin gallate (ECG) is a flavan-3-ol, a type of flavonoid, present in green tea. It is also reported in buckwheat and in grape.

      The tea component epicatechin gallate is being researched because in vitro experiments showed it can reverse methicillin resistance in bacteria like Staphylococcus aureus. If confirmed, this means the combined intake of a tea extract containing this component might also enhance the effectiveness of methicillin treatment against some resistant bacteria in vivo.

      Epicatechin, as well as many other flavonoids, has been found to act as a non-selective antagonist of the opioid receptors, albeit with somewhat low affinity.




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