Isolation and characterization of human colonic bacteria able to hydrolyse chlorogenic acid
Couteau, D., McCartney, A. L., Gibson, G. R., Williamson, G. and Faulds, C. B. (2001) Isolation and characterization of human colonic bacteria able to hydrolyse chlorogenic acid. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 90 (6). pp. 873-881. ISSN 1365-2672
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Free hydroxycinnamates, including caffeic, ferulic and p-coumaric acids, exhibit antioxidant and anticarcinogenic properties both in vitro and in animal models. Given that the gut flora has a major role in human nutrition and health, some of the beneficial effects of phenolic acids may be ascribed to the microflora involved in metabolism.