Characterisation of teaghrelin-like principles from Assam tea cultivated in Thailand

Yue Chiun Li, Chutima Tanapichatsakul, Patcharee Pripdeevech, Tsong Long Hwang, Ping Chung Kuo, Jason T.C. Tzen

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Teaghrelins were identified as unique acylated flavonoid tetraglycosides and firstly reported in Chin-shin oolong tea. In the present study, two new teaghrelin-like compounds (1 and 2) were purified and characterised from Assam tea varieties collected in Thailand. Their chemical structures were constructed by the spectroscopic and spectrometric analysis. These two teaghrelin-like compounds were also not supposed to exhibit significant ghrelin receptor affinity according to the structural comparison with those teaghrelin-like compounds previously reported. In addition, compounds 1 and 2 did not display notable anti-inflammatory activity in human neutrophils assay. (Figure presented.).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-311
Number of pages7
JournalNatural Product Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Plant Science
  • Organic Chemistry


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