Flavones: From Biosynthesis to Health Benefits
AbstractFlavones correspond to a flavonoid subgroup that is widely distributed in the plants, and which can be synthesized by different pathways, depending on whether they contain C- or O-glycosylation and hydroxylated B-ring. Flavones are emerging as very important specialized metabolites involved in plant signaling and defense, as well as key ingredients of the human diet, with significant health benefits. Here, we appraise flavone formation in plants, emphasizing the emerging theme that biosynthesis pathway determines flavone chemistry. Additionally, we briefly review the biological activities of flavones, both from the perspective of the functions that they play in biotic and abiotic plant interactions, as well as their roles as nutraceutical components of the human and animal diet. View Full-Text
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Jiang, N.; Doseff, A.I.; Grotewold, E. Flavones: From Biosynthesis to Health Benefits. Plants 2016, 5, 27.
Jiang N, Doseff AI, Grotewold E. Flavones: From Biosynthesis to Health Benefits. Plants. 2016; 5(2):27.Chicago/Turabian Style
Jiang, Nan; Doseff, Andrea I.; Grotewold, Erich. 2016. "Flavones: From Biosynthesis to Health Benefits." Plants 5, no. 2: 27.
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