4. Polyphenols

  1. Andrew Salter3,
  2. Dr Helen Wiseman4 and
  3. Gregory Tucker3
  1. Dr David Vauzour1,
  2. Dr Katerina Vafeiadou2 and
  3. Professor Jeremy P. E. Spencer2

Published Online: 21 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118253649.ch4



How to Cite

Vauzour, D., Vafeiadou, K. and Spencer, J. P. E. (2012) Polyphenols, in Phytonutrients (eds A. Salter, H. Wiseman and G. Tucker), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118253649.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Nutritional Sciences Division, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 5RD, UK

  2. 4

    Nutritional Sciences, Diabetes and Nutritional Sciences Division, King's College London, Franklin-Wilkins Building, 150 Stamford Street, London, SE1 9NH, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Norwich Medical School, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, NR4 7TJ, UK

  2. 2

    Molecular Nutrition Group, School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy, University of Reading, Reading, RG2 6AP, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 FEB 2012
  2. Published Print: 23 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405131513

Online ISBN: 9781118253649



  • polyphenols, mechanisms of action;
  • dietary polyphenols, and health effects;
  • polyphenol structure;
  • flavonoids, polyphenolic;
  • shikimate pathway, cinnamic acid;
  • polyphenols biosynthetic pathways;
  • MATE, glutathione transporter;
  • dietary polyphenols, metabolic fate;
  • flavonoid, in vitro antioxidant efficacy;
  • flavonoid, signalling pathways and cell type


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Polyphenol structure

  • Biosynthetic routes within the plant

  • Major sources within the diet

  • Metabolic fate of dietary polyphenols

  • Role in human health

  • Conclusion

  • Summary

  • Acknowledgements