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phy·tic ac·id

(fī'tik as'id),
The hexakisphosphoric ester of myo-inositol; the mixed salt with magnesium and calcium is phytin.
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phytic acid

An antioxidant compound, C6H18O24P6, found abundantly in seeds and the bran of grain, that is the principal storage form of phosphorus in plants. Phytic acid is a strong chelator of calcium, zinc, and other minerals, and diets based on foods high in phytic acid, such as unrefined flour, can cause mineral deficiencies unless it is broken down by the sprouting of the seeds or by fermentation. Also called inositol hexakisphosphate.
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Weglarz, "The effect of inositol hexaphosphate on the expression of selected metalloproteinases and their tissue inhibitors in IL-1[beta]-stimulated colon cancer cells," International Journal of Colorectal Disease, vol.
(52.) Vucenik, I., et al., Inositol hexaphosphate (IP6) blocks proliferation of human breast cancer cells through a PKCdelta-dependent increase in p27Kip1 and de crease in retinoblastoma protein (pRb) phosphorylation.
(53.) Agarwal, C., et al., Inositol hexaphosphate inhibits constitutive activation of NF- kappa B in androgen-in dependent human prostate carcinoma DU145 cells.
Plants were watered weekly with 250 ml of one-eighth strength Hoagland's solution, which was modified by addition of phosphorus (1.93 [[micro]gram]/ml) as either the organic form, inositol hexaphosphate (less available for direct plant uptake), or an inorganic form, potassium dihydrogen phosphate, which is directly available to the plant.
In vivo suppression of hormone-refractory prostate cancer growth by inositol hexaphosphate: induction of insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3 and inhibition of vascular endothelial growth factor.
Inositol hexaphosphate inhibits tumor growth, vascularity, and metabolism in TRAMP mice: a multiparametric magnetic resonance study.
Inositol-based compounds (i.e., inositol hexaphosphate) serve, among other physiological roles, as a pool of energy currency and a phosphate source for ATP generation.
(1999) investigated P compounds in soil solutions and detected a range of organic and condensed P compounds including inositol hexaphosphate, glucose-6-phosphate, adenosine 5'-triphosphate, and phosphonates.
Because inositol hexaphosphate (IP6) is a dietary phytochemical present in cereals, soy, legumes, and fiber-rich foods, we evaluated efficacy of IP6 against PCA growth and associated molecular events.
* Psyllium Husk: This is a fiber that is possibly high in the phytic acid IP6 or inositol hexaphosphate that chelates iron.
Vitamin & Mineral Products: Calcium amino acid chelate, magnesium amino acid chelate, magnesium gluconate, magnesium citrate, selenomethionine, calcium citrate granular, manganese gluconate, calcium malate, riboflavin granular, D-calcium pantothenate, thiamin, methylcobalamin, inositol hexaphosphate, pyrodoxine, vitamin D3, vitamin K1, vitamin E succinate, D-biotin
Organic Phosphate: (i) Phytin, inositol hexaphosphates 940-50%); (ii) Nucleic acid and its nucleotides (0.6%).

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