New insights on bioactivities and biosynthesis of flavonoid glycosides

Bao Yang*, Huiling Liu, Jiali Yang, Vijai Kumar Gupta, Yueming Jiang

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Flavonoid glycosides are widespread in plants, acting as phytoalexin against biotic stress. They also have great health benefits to human body. Some of them have been used as medicines and nutraceuticals due to good bioactivities and low toxicities. Glycosylation affords structural complexity and diversity of flavonoids. It further modifies the bioactivity and bioavailability in vivo. In this article, the up-to-date development on flavonoid glycosides and their bioactivities are reviewed. As metabolic engineering is a promising strategy to produce flavonoid glycosides in the future, the information about glycosyltransferase and metabolic flux in flavonoid glycoside production are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)116-124
Number of pages9
JournalTrends in Food Science and Technology
Early online date26 Jul 2018
Publication statusPrint publication - Sept 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Absorption
  • Bioactivity
  • Biosynthesis
  • Flavonoid glycoside
  • Glycosyltransferase


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