Flavonoids rutin and quercetin. Biosynthesis, structure, functions

O. Smirnov*, O. Kosyk

Educational and Scientific Centre “Institute of Biology”
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
64, Volodymyrska St., Kyiv 01033, Ukraine

In the review described the ways of synthesis and basic biological functions of bioflavonoids such as quercetin and rutin (vitamin P) in connection with their structural features and metabolic ways of synthesis. Pharmacological use of flavonoids preparations, their synergetic inhibiting the oxidation of other molecules with ascorbic acid was considered.

Keywords: flavonoids, rutin, vitamin P, quercetin

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