Application of Bioactive Quercetin in Oncotherapy: From Nutrition to Nanomedicine
AbstractPhytochemicals as dietary constituents are being explored for their cancer preventive properties. Quercetin is a major constituent of various dietary products and recently its anti-cancer potential has been extensively explored, revealing its anti-proliferative effect on different cancer cell lines, both in vitro and in vivo. Quercetin is known to have modulatory effects on cell apoptosis, migration and growth via various signaling pathways. Though, quercetin possesses great medicinal value, its applications as a therapeutic drug are limited. Problems like low oral bioavailability and poor aqueous solubility make quercetin an unreliable candidate for therapeutic purposes. Additionally, the rapid gastrointestinal digestion of quercetin is also a major barrier for its clinical translation. Hence, to overcome these disadvantages quercetin-based nanoformulations are being considered in recent times. Nanoformulations of quercetin have shown promising results in its uptake by the epithelial system as well as enhanced delivery to the target site. Herein we have tried to summarize various methods utilized for nanofabrication of quercetin formulations and for stable and sustained delivery of quercetin. We have also highlighted the various desirable measures for its use as a promising onco-therapeutic agent. View Full-Text
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Nam, J.-S.; Sharma, A.R.; Nguyen, L.T.; Chakraborty, C.; Sharma, G.; Lee, S.-S. Application of Bioactive Quercetin in Oncotherapy: From Nutrition to Nanomedicine. Molecules 2016, 21, 108.
Nam J-S, Sharma AR, Nguyen LT, Chakraborty C, Sharma G, Lee S-S. Application of Bioactive Quercetin in Oncotherapy: From Nutrition to Nanomedicine. Molecules. 2016; 21(1):108.Chicago/Turabian Style
Nam, Ju-Suk; Sharma, Ashish R.; Nguyen, Lich T.; Chakraborty, Chiranjib; Sharma, Garima; Lee, Sang-Soo. 2016. "Application of Bioactive Quercetin in Oncotherapy: From Nutrition to Nanomedicine." Molecules 21, no. 1: 108.
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