Characterization of teaghrelin-like compounds from tea cultivars

Ping Chung Kuo, Yue Chiun Li, Ruo Hsuan Wu, Jason T.C. Tzen

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Teaghrelins, identified originally in Chin-shin oolong tea, are unique acylated flavonoid tetraglycosides and proposed to be potential oral analogues of ghrelin. In the present study, two new teaghrelin-like compounds were characterized from tea cultivars (TTES No. 12), and their chemical structures were established by the spectroscopic and spectrometric analysis. However, due to the different location of rhamnose, these two teaghrelin-like compounds may not show significant ghrelin receptor affinity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-62
Number of pages6
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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