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Cat.No. 4524 - EGCG | C22H18O11 | CAS No. 989-51-5
Description: β-secretase inhibitor; inhibits amyloid assembly
Alternative Names: Epigallocatechin gallate
Chemical Name: 3,4,5-Trihydroxybenzoic acid (2R,3R)-3,4-dihydro-5,7-dihydroxy-2-(3,4,5-trihydroxyphenyl)-2H-1-benzopyran-3-yl ester
Purity: ≥98% (HPLC)
Citations (1)
Reviews (1)

Biological Activity

β-secretase (BACE1) inhibitor (IC50 = 1.6 μM); inhibits amyloid assembly. Inhibits the formation of amyloid fibrils by proteins such as Aβ, α-synuclein and huntingtin. Reduces Aβ42-induced cell death in three different cell types. Also inhibits glutamate dehydrogenase. Inhibits cell growth and selectively induces apoptosis in A431 and human pancreatic cancer cells. Also a DNMT1 inhibitor.

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Technical Data

M. Wt 458.37
Formula C22H18O11
Storage Store at -20°C
Purity ≥98% (HPLC)
CAS Number 989-51-5
PubChem ID 65064
Smiles O=C(C4=CC(O)=C(O)C(O)=C4)O[C@@H]2CC1=C(O)C=C(O)C=C1O[C@@H]2[C@]3=CC(O)=C(O)C(O)=C3

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Solubility Data

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
water 4.58 10
ethanol 45.84 100

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The following data is based on the product molecular weight 458.37. Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to solvent of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.

Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 2.18 mL 10.91 mL 21.82 mL
5 mM 0.44 mL 2.18 mL 4.36 mL
10 mM 0.22 mL 1.09 mL 2.18 mL
50 mM 0.04 mL 0.22 mL 0.44 mL

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References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.

Jeon et al (2003) Green tea catechins as a BACE1 (β-secretase) inhibitor. Bioorg.Med.Chem.Lett. 13 3905 PMID: 14592472

Sinha et al (2012) Comparison of three amyloid assembly inhibitors: the sugar scyllo-inositol, the polyphenol epigallocatechin gallate, and the molecular tweezer CLR01. ACS Chem.Neurosci. 3 451 PMID: 22860214

Ahmad et al (2000) Green tea polyphenol epigallocatechin-3-gallate differentially modulates nuclear factor κB in cancer cells versus normal cells. Ach.Biochem.Biophys. 376 338 PMID: 10775421

Shankar et al (2008) EGCG inhibits growth, invasion, angiogenesis and metastastasis of pancreatic cancer. Front.Biosci. 13 440 PMID: 17981559

Lee et al (2005) Mechanisms for the inhibition of DNA methyltransferases by tea catechins and bioflavonoids. Mol.Pharmacol. 68 1018 PMID: 16037419

Yang et al (2009) Glioblastoma cells require glutamate dehydrogenase to survive impairments of glucose metabolism or Akt signaling. Cancer Res. 69 7986 PMID: 19826036

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1 Citation for EGCG

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Eom et al (2015) Synergistic effect of curcumin on epigallocatechin gallate-induced anticancer action in PC3 prostate cancer cells. Allergy Asthma Immunol Res 48 461 PMID: 25441423

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EGCG: Average, publishable, might use again.
By Anonymous on 05/17/2018
Species: Human

Has expected effect on cells.

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