Modified Green Tea Polyphenol EGCG and EGCG-ester Inhibit Endospores

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Modified Green Tea Polyphenol EGCG and EGCG-ester Inhibit Endospores

 

Researchers at Augusta University have invented skin-friendly compositions and methods for killing, inactivating, or otherwise reducing the bacterial endospores by using an effective amount of the green tea  EGCG or its derivatives. EGCG research shows clear application for a hand sanitizer solution that contains no alcohol, and yet, is more effective in disease control. This technology can also be used in a variety of other applications, for example, to increase the shelf-life of a food by reducing the spoilage of a food and to decontaminate the surgery equipments.

 

AURI: #2012-030

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Category(s):
Therapeutics
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Augusta University
 
Inventors:
Stephen Hsu
Lee Lee
Tin-Chun Chu
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