Gut Glucosinolate Metabolism and Isothiocyanate Production

Narbad, Arjan and Trevor Rossiter, John (2018) Gut Glucosinolate Metabolism and Isothiocyanate Production. Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, 62 (18). ISSN 1613-4125

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Abstract

The glucosinolate‐myrosinase system in plants has been well studied over the years while relatively little research has been undertaken on the bacterial metabolism of glucosinolates. The products of myrosinase based glucosinolate hydrolysis in the human gut are important to health particularly the isothiocyanates as they are shown to have anticancer properties as well as other beneficial roles in human health. This review is concerned with the bacterial metabolism of glucosinolates but is not restricted to the human gut. Isothiocyanate production and nitrile formation are discussed together with the mechanisms of the formation of these compounds. Side chain modification of the methylsulfinylalkyl glucosinolates is reviewed and the implications for bioactivity of the resultant products is also discussed.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Special Issue: Isothiocyanates
Uncontrolled Keywords: glucosinolates,gut bacteria,isothiocyanates,myrosinase,nitriles
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Biological Sciences
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2018 11:30
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2020 00:16
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/67407
DOI: 10.1002/mnfr.201700991

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