Phytic acid dipotassium salt

InsP6, myo-Inositol hexakis(dihydrogen phosphate), Inositol hexaphosphoric acid, Inositol hexakisphosphate
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Phytic acid is a major determinant of zinc bioavailability.


Phytic acid has been used in a study to develop a novel method to reduce fishy aftertaste in wine and seafood pairing. It has also been used in a study to investigate biochemical and nutritional characterization of dry and processed seeds.


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Phytic acid is present in all eukaryotic cells. In plants, it is known to function as a [PO4]3− storage depot and precursor for other inositol phosphates and pyrophosphates. Its high surface negative charge makes it a potent chelator of divalent and trivalent cations in vitro, and it is most likely associated with Ca2+ or Mg2+ ions in vivo. In yeast, phytic acid acts with the nuclear pore protein Gle1 to regulate the nuclear export of mRNA by coactivating the RNA-dependent ATPase activity of DExD-box protein 5 (Dbp5).

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Toshikazu Tsuji et al.
Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 60(24), 6197-6203 (2012-05-29)
"Fishy aftertaste" is sometimes perceived in wine consumed with seafood. Iron in wine has been reported to be a key compound that produces fishy aftertaste. However, cost-effective methods to remove iron from wine have not been developed. Here, we describe...
Genis Andrés Castillo Villamizar et al.
Genes, 10(2) (2019-02-01)
Protein tyrosine phosphatases (PTPs) fulfil multiple key regulatory functions. Within the group of PTPs, the atypical lipid phosphatases (ALPs) are known for their role as virulence factors associated with human pathogens. Another group of PTPs, which is capable of using...
Bo-Jane Woods et al.
PloS one, 15(11), e0242202-e0242202 (2020-11-12)
Zinc deficiency is a major public health problem in vulnerable populations of Latin America and the Caribbean. Biofortification of rice (Oryza sativa L.) with zinc has the potential to alleviate zinc deficiencies. However, as plant breeding processes can alter grain...
Genis Andrés Castillo Villamizar et al.
mBio, 10(1) (2019-01-31)
Phosphatases, including phytases, play a major role in cell metabolism, phosphorus cycle, biotechnology, and pathogenic processes. Nevertheless, their discovery by functional metagenomics is challenging. Here, soil metagenomic libraries were successfully screened for genes encoding phosphatase activity. In this context, we...
Angela R Piergiovanni et al.
Journal of the science of food and agriculture, 92(11), 2387-2393 (2012-03-16)
An ecotype of the lima bean, named 'fagiolo a Formella', which, to the best of our knowledge, is the only example of an Italian lima bean (Phaseolus lunatus L.) ecotype, is cultivated in the Campania region of southern Italy. Physical...

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