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Recent Research on Flavonoids and their Biomedical Applications

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Flavonoids, commonly found in various plants, are a class of polyphenolic compounds having a basic structural unit of 2-phenylchromone. Flavonoid compounds have attracted much attention due to their wide biological applications. In order to facilitate further research on the biomedical application of flavonoids, we surveyed the literature published on the use of flavonoids in medicine during the past decade, documented the commonly found structures in natural flavonoids, and summarized their pharmacological activities as well as associated mechanisms of action against a variety of health disorders including chronic inflammation, cancer, cardiovascular complications and hypoglycemia. In this mini-review, we provide suggestions for further research on the biomedical applications of flavonoids.

Keywords: Anti-inflammatory; NF-ΚB; antitumor; antiviral; cardiovascular effects; flavonoid

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: February 1, 2021

This article was made available online on July 23, 2020 as a Fast Track article with title: "Recent Research on Flavonoids and their Biomedical Applications".

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