PhytoHub is a freely available electronic database containing detailed information about dietary phytochemicals and their human metabolites. Around 1,000 dietary phytochemicals will be included which represent all the polyphenols, terpenoids, alkaloids and other plant secondary metabolites commonly ingested with the human diet. For each phytochemical, the following will be available: 1) the main dietary sources (extracted from the literature and online databases such as FooDB and Phenol-Explorer) with a direct link to FooDB food cards, 2) known human metabolites (extracted from the literature and Phenol-Explorer), 3) predicted in silico metabolites, generated by an in-house tool that uses expert knowledge of host and microbial metabolism for the various families of phytochemicals, 4) physico-chemical data such as solubility and physiological charge, 5) monoisotopic mass and spectral data (collated from libraries of spectra such as MassBank and ReSpect (RIKEN MSn spectral database for phytochemicals), as well as from the literature and from our mass spectrometry/metabolomics laboratory and collaborating groups).

Learn More