Inhibitory effects of tea catechins and O-methylated derivatives of (-)-epigallocatechin-3-O-gallate on mouse type IV allergy.

@article{Suzuki2000InhibitoryEO,
  title={Inhibitory effects of tea catechins and O-methylated derivatives of (-)-epigallocatechin-3-O-gallate on mouse type IV allergy.},
  author={M. Suzuki and K. Yoshino and M. Maeda-Yamamoto and T. Miyase and M. Sano},
  journal={Journal of agricultural and food chemistry},
  year={2000},
  volume={48 11},
  pages={
          5649-53
        }
}
The inhibitory effects of tea catechins, the O-methylated derivatives of (-)-epigallocatechin-3-O-gallate (EGCG), and the polyphenol extracts from tea leaves (Camellia sinensis L.) on oxazolone-induced type IV allergy in male ICR mice were investigated. Four major tea catechins and two O-methylated derivatives, (-)-epigallocatechin-3-O-(3-O-methyl)gallate (EGCG3' 'Me) and (-)-epigallocatechin-3-O-(4-O-methyl)gallate (EGCG4' 'Me), showed significant inhibitory effects on mouse type IV allergy… Expand
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