Ellagic acid (a polyphenol) works as an antimicrobial compound. But what is its mechanism of action?
I found these 2 research papers related to this, however the mechanism of action is not clearly explained in either of them. Is there a paper that effectively explains the mechanism of action?
- doi:10.3389/fmicb.2019.00829(in page 2, it is mentioned that the compounds are known to involve many sites of action at the cellular level, but why does it affect the site of action?)
- doi:10.1002/chem.202000354 (In page 3, It has been postulated that ellagitannins inhibit the growth of microorganisms by sequestering metal ions critical for microbial growth, but direct bacterial targets remain unidentified. Is there a paper which explains why it inhibits growth more clearly?