If an enzyme name is shown in bold, there is experimental evidence for this enzymatic activity.
Synonyms: quercetin sulphate biosynthesis
|Superclasses:||Biosynthesis → Secondary Metabolites Biosynthesis → Phenylpropanoid Derivatives Biosynthesis → Flavonoids Biosynthesis → Flavonols Biosynthesis|
Expected Taxonomic Range: Viridiplantae
Flavonoids are a class of plant secondary metabolites widely distributed in the plant kingdom. Over 10,000 flavonoids have been described in the literature [Tahara07]. They display important functions as attractants for pollinators, protective agents against UV light and various pathogens, antibiotics, and signal molecules involved in symbiosis with Rhizobia. Apart from their biological functions, they are also known for their antioxidant and anticancer and other bioactivities in humans.
Flavonoids are usually found as water-soluble glycosides. However, the occurrence of methoxylated, acylated or sulfated derivatives of flavonoids have also been reported in plants. The presence of over 80 different flavonoids sulfates has been reported from various plant species [Barron88].
Enzymatic sulfonation of flavonoids is catalyzed by a family of sulfotransferases (STs) that transfer the sulfonate group of 3'-phosphoadenylyl-sulfate to the hydroxyl group of a flavonoid to produce a sulfate flavonoid ester.
Superpathways: superpathway of flavones and derivatives biosynthesis
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