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