Antioxidative activity of (-)-epigallocatechin-3-(3''-O-methyl)gallate isolated from fresh tea leaf and preliminary results on its biological activity.

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Antioxidative activity of (-)-epigallocatechin-3-(3''-O-methyl)gallate (catechin e) was examined. Catechin e showed a strong antioxidative activity. A preliminary test using rat cancer cells suggests that catechin e also has a strong cytotoxic activity. Among tested catechins, only catechin e has strong activity for both. 

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@article{Kawase2000AntioxidativeAO, title={Antioxidative activity of (-)-epigallocatechin-3-(3''-O-methyl)gallate isolated from fresh tea leaf and preliminary results on its biological activity.}, author={Masaya Kawase and Rongchun Wang and Tomoe Shiomi and Ryosuke Saijo and Katsuharu Yagi}, journal={Bioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry}, year={2000}, volume={64 10}, pages={2218-20} }