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Myricetin



Myricetin
IUPAC name 3,5,7-Trihydroxy-2-(3,4,5-trihydroxyphenyl)-4-chromenone
Other names Cannabiscetin
Myricetol
Myricitin
Identifiers
CAS number
PubChem 5281672
SMILES Oc1cc(O)c2c(=O)c(O)c(oc2c1)c3cc(O)c(O)c(O)c3
Properties
Molecular formula C15H10O8
Molar mass 318.2351
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

Myricetin is a naturally-occurring flavonoid found in many grapes, berries, fruits, vegetables, herbs, as well as other plants. Walnuts are a rich dietary source. Myricetin has antioxidant properties. It is commonly found in the form of glycosides, such as myricitrin.

Additional recommended knowledge

In vitro research suggests that myricetin in high concentrations can modify LDL cholesterol such that uptake by white blood cells is increased. A Finnish study correlated high myricetin consumption with lowered rates of prostate cancer.[1]

References

  1. ^ Paul Knekt et al (September 2002). Flavonoid intake and risk of chronic diseases. Retrieved on May 24, 2006.
 
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