Biochemistry (Moscow)

, Volume 83, Issue 8, pp 992–1001 | Cite as

Laccase-Catalyzed Heterocoupling of Dihydroquercetin and p-Aminobenzoic Acid: Effect of the Reaction Product on Cultured Cells

  • M. E. Khlupova
  • O. V. Morozova
  • I. S. Vasil’eva
  • G. P. Shumakovich
  • N. V. Pashintseva
  • L. I. Kovalev
  • S. S. Shishkin
  • V. A. Chertkov
  • A. K. Shestakova
  • A. V. Kisin
  • A. I. YaropolovEmail author


Derivatization of the natural flavonoid dihydroquercetin with p-aminobenzoic acid was carried out in an ethyl acetate/citric buffer biphasic system using laccase from the fungus Trametes hirsuta. The main reaction product yield was ~68 mol %. The product was characterized by 1H NMR, 13C NMR, and liquid chromatography-mass spectroscopy, and its structure was elucidated. The reaction product affected viability of cultured human rhabdomyosarcoma cells (RD cell line) in a dose-dependent manner and, therefore, can be of interest to pharmaceutical industry.


dihydroquercetin p-aminobenzoic acid laccase biotransformation 1H and 13C NMR spectra proteomics 



p-aminobenzoic acid


2,2′-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid)


proton-proton correlation spectroscopy




fetal bovine serum


heteronuclear multiple-bond correlation spectroscopy


heteronuclear single quantum correlation spectroscopy


spin-spin coupling constant


dihydroquercetin oligomer


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. E. Khlupova
    • 1
  • O. V. Morozova
    • 1
  • I. S. Vasil’eva
    • 1
  • G. P. Shumakovich
    • 1
  • N. V. Pashintseva
    • 1
  • L. I. Kovalev
    • 1
  • S. S. Shishkin
    • 1
  • V. A. Chertkov
    • 2
  • A. K. Shestakova
    • 3
  • A. V. Kisin
    • 3
  • A. I. Yaropolov
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Research Center of Biotechnology, Bach Institute of BiochemistryRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of ChemistryMoscowRussia
  3. 3.State Research Institute of Chemistry and Technology of Organoelement CompoundsMoscowRussia

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