The rutin catabolic pathway with special emphasis on quercetinase

@article{Tranchimand2010TheRC,
  title={The rutin catabolic pathway with special emphasis on quercetinase},
  author={Sylvain Tranchimand and Pierre Brouant and Gilles Iacazio},
  journal={Biodegradation},
  year={2010},
  volume={21},
  pages={833-859}
}
The aim of this review is to give a general account on the oxidative microbial degradation of flavonols. Since now 50 years, various research groups have deciphered the way microorganisms aerobically deal with this important class of flavonoids. Flavonols such as rutin and quercetin are abundantly found in vegetal tissues and exudates, and it was thus patent that various microorganisms will bear the enzymatic machinery necessary to cope with these vegetal secondary metabolites. After initial… 
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