Polyphenols and Tannins



John P Moore, Kim L Westall, Neil Ravenscroft, Jill M Farrant, George G Lindsey and Wolf F Brandt. 2005. The predominant polyphenol in the leaves of the resurrection plant Myrothamnus flabellifolius, 3, 4, 5 tri-O-galloylquinic acid, protects membranes against desiccation and free radical induced oxidation. Biochemical Journal. 385, 301-308.

Arox Kamng’ona, John P. Moore, George G. Lindsey and Wolf F. Brandt. 2011. Inhibition of HIV-1 and MMLV reverse transcriptases by the major polyphenol (3, 4, 5 tri-O-galloylquinic acid) of the resurrection plant Myrothamnus flabellifolia. Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry 26(6), 843-853. 

Molecular model of the 3, 4, 5 tri-O-galloylquinic acid molecule (upper right). Proposed reaction for the oxidative rearrangement and fragmentation of 3, 4, 5 tri-O-galloylquinic acid at pH 8 to produce ellagic acid (upper left and bottom).

from John P. Moore (PhD Thesis, 2006)

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