Biology and biochemistry of glucosinolates.

  title={Biology and biochemistry of glucosinolates.},
  author={Barbara Ann Halkier and Jonathan Gershenzon},
  journal={Annual review of plant biology},
Glucosinolates are sulfur-rich, anionic natural products that upon hydrolysis by endogenous thioglucosidases called myrosinases produce several different products (e.g., isothiocyanates, thiocyanates, and nitriles). The hydrolysis products have many different biological activities, e.g., as defense compounds and attractants. For humans these compounds function as cancer-preventing agents, biopesticides, and flavor compounds. Since the completion of the Arabidopsis genome, glucosinolate research… 

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