- Volume 27 Issue 1
In the course of our studies, novel flavan-3-ol structure isolated from Theobroma cacao L. husk was established by the thiolysis, desulfurization and spectroscopic method. The structure was identified for cinnamtannin A-2 containing the tetrameric epicatechin and molecular weight was  by FAB-MS negative ion. The inhibitory effect on the glucosyltransferase activity was investigated. Cinnamtannin A-2 showed complete inhibition at 0.03 mM and inhibited on the glucosyltransferase noncompetitively. The hydroxyl group of flavan-3-ol was supposed to be the essential element for inhibition on the glucosyltransferase.
novel glucosyltransferase inhibitor