Microbial Glycosylation of Flavonoids

Sandra Sordon, Jarosław Popłoński, Ewa Huszcza
Pol J Microbiol
2016; 65 (2):
ICID: 1204473
Article type: Review article
IC™ Value: 8.00
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Flavonoids constitute a large group of polyphenolic compounds naturally found in plants, which have a wide range of biological activity. Although flavonoids are beneficial to human health, their application is limited by their low bioavailability and poor water-solubility. Therefore, recently there has been a particular interest in glycosylated forms of flavonoids, which usually are better soluble, more stable, are more functional compared to their aglycones. Microbial transformation of natural flavonoids may be an attractive way of receiving their glycosylated derivatives in amounts sufficient for the research on the effect of glycoside group on compound properties and for further application of these compounds as ingredients of dietary supplements and pharmaceuticals.
DOI: 10.5604/17331331.1204473
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