|Formula C21H20O12||Molar mass 464.37 g/mol|
Myricitrin is a chemical compound. Myricitrin is the 3-O-rhamnoside of myricetin.
It can be isolated from the root bark of Myrica cerifera (Bayberry, a small tree native to North America), in Myrica esculenta, in Nymphaea lotus and N. odorata, in Chrysobalanus icaco and in Polygonum aviculare.
Myricitrin is used by several beetle species in their communication system. These include Plagioderma versicolora, Agelastica coerulea, Atrachya menetrisi, Altica nipponica, Altica oleracea, Gastrolina depressa.
Myricitrin is a nitric oxide and protein kinase C inhibitor and exhibits antipsychotic-like and anxiolytic-like effects in animal models of psychosis and anxiety respectively.