Saturday, August 04, 2012

molecule of the day: quercetin

The molecule of the day is quercetin:


It's an antioxidant.  It also apparently inhibits at least some diacylglycerol kinases.  The authors don't really discuss why they thought quercetin might inhibit their enzyme, but it's in the same section as the nucleotide analogs: maybe the flat fused rings targets the nucleotide binding site?

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