Other laboratory studies have shown the ellagic acid can act to prevent super coiling of certain bacterial DNA. This super coiling results in the twisted double helix structure of DNA of which most people are familiar. If this twisted double helix cannot develop bacteria will cease to function. It is known that the twisting is produced by enzymes known as gyrases. The ellagic acid molecule is known to bind to the gyrase enzymes, preventing the twisting of the DNA molecule.
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