Glycitin is a glycosylated isoflavone found in soy that activates bitter taste receptors (TAS2Rs). Glycitin exhibits anticancer chemotherapeutic and anti-osteoporotic properties. Glycitin inhibits the expression of matrix metalloproteinases 3 and 9 and suppresses invasive activity of glioma cells in vitro. Glycitin also exhibits effects on bone formation. This compound increases proliferation of mouse bone marrow stromal cells and osteoblasts and inhibits adipogenesis of bone marrow stromal cells as well as adipocytic transdifferentiation of osteoblasts. Like glycitein, this compound may act as a phytoestrogen.