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Chemical Aspects of Gut Metabolism of Flavonoids

Metalloenzyme Research Group and Department of Plant Science and Technology, Chung-Ang University, Anseong 17546, Korea
Metabolites 2019, 9(7), 136; https://doi.org/10.3390/metabo9070136
Received: 26 June 2019 / Revised: 6 July 2019 / Accepted: 9 July 2019 / Published: 10 July 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Gut Metabolism of Natural Products)
The intestine is a small world where all the chemical reactions are operated by gut microbiota. Study on the gut metabolism of natural products is a new and expanding research area that leads to new bioactive metabolites, as well as novel chemical reactions. To provide exemplary cases, flavonoid biotransformation by intestinal bacteria with focus on S-equol biosynthesis and aryl methyl ether cleavage reaction, is described in this review. View Full-Text
Keywords: gut metabolism; flavonoids; demethylation; C-glucoside; natural products gut metabolism; flavonoids; demethylation; C-glucoside; natural products
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