(-)-Gallocatechin gallate has cancer-preventive activities, it can precipitate cholesterol, decreasee osteoclastogenesis at 20 microM.
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Effects of tea catechins, epigallocatechin, gallocatechin, and gallocatechin gallate, on bone metabolism.[Pubmed: 19653629
METHODS AND RESULTS:
In this study, three tea catechins, epigallocatechin (EGC), gallocatechin (GC), and (-)-Gallocatechin gallate (GCG), were investigated for their effects on bone metabolism. The effects of the tea catechins on bone formation were evaluated using cultured rat osteoblast-like osteosarcoma cell line UMR-106. EGC stimulated alkaline phosphatase activity significantly at concentrations of 10 and 20 microM. The amount of mineralization also increased significantly with EGC. On another cell culture platform, EGC significantly inhibited osteoclast formations from RAW 264.7 cells upon receptor activation of nuclear factor-kappaB ligand induction on the fourth day of treatment, at a concentration of 10 microM. EGC also dose-dependently inhibited the mRNA expression of tatrate-resistant acid phosphatase. GC and GCG could decrease osteoclastogenesis at 20 microM.
The present study illustrated that the tea catechins, EGC in particular, had positive effects on bone metabolism through a double process of promoting osteoblastic activity and inhibiting osteoclast differentiations.
J Agric Food Chem. 2003 Dec 3;51(25):7303-7.
Heat-epimerized tea catechins rich in gallocatechin gallate and catechin gallate are more effective to inhibit cholesterol absorption than tea catechins rich in epigallocatechin gallate and epicatechin gallate.[Pubmed: 14640575
It has been known that tea catechins, (-)-epicatechin (1), (-)-epigallocatechin (2), (-)-epicatechin gallate (3), and (-)-epigallocatechin gallate (4) are epimerized to(-)-catechin (5), (-)-gallocatechin (6), (-)-catechin gallate (7), and (-)-Gallocatechin gallate (8), respectively, during retort pasteurization. We previously reported that tea catechins, mainly composed of 3 and 4, effectively inhibit cholesterol absorption in rats.
METHODS AND RESULTS:
In this study, the effect of heat-epimerized catechins on cholesterol absorption was compared with tea catechins. Both tea catechins and heat-epimerized catechins lowered lymphatic recovery of cholesterol in rats cannulated in the thoracic duct and epimerized catechins were more effective than tea catechins. The effect of purified catechins on micellar solubility of cholesterol was examined in an in vitro study. The addition of gallate esters of catechins reduced micellar solubility of cholesterol by precipitating cholesterol from bile salt micelles. Compounds 7 and 8 were more effective to precipitate cholesterol than 3 and 4, respectively.
These observations strongly suggest that heat-epimerized catechins may be more hypocholesterolemic than tea catechins.
Biochim Biophys Acta. 1999 Oct 18;1472(1-2):42-50.
Epigallocatechin gallate and gallocatechin gallate in green tea catechins inhibit extracellular release of Vero toxin from enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7.[Pubmed: 10572924
We studied the effects of six catechin derivatives (catechin, epigallocatechin, epicatechin, epicatechin gallate, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg) and (-)-Gallocatechin gallate(GCg)) in green tea on the production and extracellular release of Vero toxins (VTs) from enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) cultured at 37 degrees C for 24 h. EGCg and GCg in the culture medium markedly inhibited extracellular VTs release from EHEC cells into the culture supernatant fluid at concentrations of 0.05 mg/ml or higher, as estimated by both the reversed passive latex agglutination assay and cytotoxic assay using Vero cells. Production and extracellular release of maltose binding protein, a periplasmic protein, into the culture supernatant were also inhibited by EGCg and (-)-Gallocatechin gallate, indicating that their inhibitory effect on release from periplasm into the outer milieu is not specific to VTs, but general to the proteins accumulated in EHEC periplasm.