EGCG, a polyphenol found within green tea, exhibits anti-influenza A (H1N1) activity. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Enhanced anti-influenza A virus activity of (-)-epigallocatechin-3-O-gallate fatty acid monoester derivatives: effect of alkyl chain length.
Nutr Cancer. 2010 Aug;62(6):789-94. PMID: 18547804
A series of fatty acid monoester derivatives of (-)-epigallocatechin-3-O-gallate (EGCG) were prepared by one-pot lipase-catalyzed transesterification. The introduction of long alkyl chains enhanced anti-influenza A/PR8/34 (H1N1) virus activity 24-fold relative to native EGCG.