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Important Flavonoids and Their Role as a Therapeutic Agent

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Department of Chemistry, Islamia College University Peshawar, Peshawar 25120, Pakistan
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Department of Chemistry, The University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir 13230, Pakistan
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Division of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal 23955-6900, Saudi Arabia
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Core Labs, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal 23955-6900, Saudi Arabia
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Molecules 2020, 25(22), 5243; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25225243
Received: 20 September 2020 / Revised: 25 October 2020 / Accepted: 1 November 2020 / Published: 11 November 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Natural Products Chemistry)
Flavonoids are phytochemical compounds present in many plants, fruits, vegetables, and leaves, with potential applications in medicinal chemistry. Flavonoids possess a number of medicinal benefits, including anticancer, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral properties. They also have neuroprotective and cardio-protective effects. These biological activities depend upon the type of flavonoid, its (possible) mode of action, and its bioavailability. These cost-effective medicinal components have significant biological activities, and their effectiveness has been proved for a variety of diseases. The most recent work is focused on their isolation, synthesis of their analogs, and their effects on human health using a variety of techniques and animal models. Thousands of flavonoids have been successfully isolated, and this number increases steadily. We have therefore made an effort to summarize the isolated flavonoids with useful activities in order to gain a better understanding of their effects on human health. View Full-Text
Keywords: flavonoids; polyphenols; quercetin; antioxidative; neuroprotective flavonoids; polyphenols; quercetin; antioxidative; neuroprotective
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Ullah, A.; Munir, S.; Badshah, S.L.; Khan, N.; Ghani, L.; Poulson, B.G.; Emwas, A.-H.; Jaremko, M. Important Flavonoids and Their Role as a Therapeutic Agent. Molecules 2020, 25, 5243. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25225243

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Ullah A, Munir S, Badshah SL, Khan N, Ghani L, Poulson BG, Emwas A-H, Jaremko M. Important Flavonoids and Their Role as a Therapeutic Agent. Molecules. 2020; 25(22):5243. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25225243

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Ullah, Asad, Sidra Munir, Syed L. Badshah, Noreen Khan, Lubna Ghani, Benjamin G. Poulson, Abdul-Hamid Emwas, and Mariusz Jaremko. 2020. "Important Flavonoids and Their Role as a Therapeutic Agent" Molecules 25, no. 22: 5243. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25225243

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