Methyl hydroxychalcone

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Methyl hydroxychalcone
Chemical structure of methyl hydroxychalcone
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3D model (JSmol)
Molar mass 238.28 g/mol
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Methyl hydroxychalcone is a chalconoid found in cinnamon. It was thought to be an insulin mimetic, improving insulin response of diabetics.[1] It has since been determined that a flavonoid (cinnamtannin B1) is responsible for the insulin-like biological activity.[2]

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  1. ^ Karalee J. Jarvill-Taylor, PhD; Richard A. Anderson, PhD; Donald J. Graves, PhD (August 1, 2001). "A hydroxychalcone derived from cinnamon functions as a mimetic for insulin in 3T3-L1 adipocytes". J Am Coll Nutr. 20 (4): 327–36. PMID 11506060. Archived from the original on 2004-08-11. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
  2. ^ Anderson; Broadhurst, CL; Polansky, MM; Schmidt, WF; Khan, A; Flanagan, VP; Schoene, NW; Graves, DJ (January 2004). "Isolation and characterization of polyphenol type-A polymers from cinnamon with insulin-like biological activity". J Agric Food Chem. 52 (1): 65–70. doi:10.1021/jf034916b. PMID 14709014.