Novel hydroxycinnamoyl-coenzyme A quinate transferase genes from artichoke are involved in the synthesis of chlorogenic acid.

@article{Sonnante2010NovelHA,
  title={Novel hydroxycinnamoyl-coenzyme A quinate transferase genes from artichoke are involved in the synthesis of chlorogenic acid.},
  author={Gabriella Sonnante and Rosalinda D'Amore and Emanuela Blanco and Ciro Leonardo Pierri and Monica De Palma and Jie Luo and Marina Tucci and Cathie Martin},
  journal={Plant physiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={153 3},
  pages={1224-38}
}
Artichoke (Cynara cardunculus subsp. scolymus) extracts have high antioxidant capacity, due primarily to flavonoids and phenolic acids, particularly chlorogenic acid (5-caffeoylquinic acid [CGA]), dicaffeoylquinic acids, and caffeic acid, which are abundant in flower bracts and bioavailable to humans in the diet. The synthesis of CGA can occur following… CONTINUE READING