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Glycitein

Glycitein
Glycitein.svg
Glycitein molecule
Names
IUPAC name
7-Hydroxy-3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-6-methoxy-4-chromenone
Other names
4',7-Dihydroxy-6-methoxyisoflavone
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChEBI
ChEMBL
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Properties
C16H12O5
Molar mass 284.267 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Glycitein is an O-methylated isoflavone which accounts for 5-10% of the total isoflavones in soy food products. Glycitein is a phytoestrogen with weak estrogenic activity, comparable to that of the other soy isoflavones.[1]

Glycitin (glycitein 7-O-glucoside) can be transformed to glycetein by human intestinal flora.

References

  1. ^ Song TT, Hendrich S, Murphy PA (1999). "Estrogenic activity of glycitein, a soy isoflavone". J. Agric. Food Chem. 47 (4): 1607–1610. doi:10.1021/jf981054j. PMID 10564025.