Simone MoserSimone MOSER, Univ.-Prof. Dr.
Full Professor, Head of Pharmacognosy

Institute of Pharmacy/Pharmacognosy
University of Innsbruck
Center for Chemistry and Biomedicine
Innrain 80 - 82/IV
Room: L.04.013
6020 Innsbruck / Austria

Phone: +43 512 507 - 58400 | Fax: +43 512 507 - 58499


Research interests

Plant Metabolites

The degradation of the green plant pigment chlorophyll is a phenomenon that results in the beautiful colors observed in autumn and is also visible during fruit ripening. The metabolites that are yielded from the breakdown path – the phyllobilins – represent a surprisingly little explored class of natural products despite the facts that they are (i) ubiquitous in nature and (ii) part of human nutrition. Exploratory studies have pointed towards interesting properties of phyllobilins, e.g. they were shown to have antioxidant properties. Our aim is to investigate the physiological roles of phyllobilins as components of human nutrition in the prevention and treatment of cancer. 



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