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Cosmetics 2018, 5(4), 72;

Novel Lipidized Derivatives of the Bioflavonoid Hesperidin: Dermatological, Cosmetic and Chemopreventive Applications

Department of Life science and Biotechnology, University of Ferrara, 44121 Ferrara, Italy
AMBROSIALAB srl, 44121 Ferrara, Italy
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Received: 9 November 2018 / Revised: 11 December 2018 / Accepted: 12 December 2018 / Published: 15 December 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Anti-aging Properties of Natural Compounds)
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Hesperidin is one of the most important natural flavonoids, known for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-mutagenic, and anti-hypertensive properties. Despite its various biological activities, hesperidin is rarely used in the dermo-cosmetic field because of its poor solubility in both water and oil phases that makes difficult formulation, distribution and bioavailability through the skin layers. Moreover, hesperidin is still underestimated in skin care products, and literature data on its stability into a topical formulation are not yet available. In this paper we report the synthesis of five different derivatives of hesperidin and their evaluation in terms of antioxidant, antifungal, antiproliferative, and apoptotic effects on human leukemic K562 cells. Preliminary antiproliferative effects were considered since hyper-proliferation is involved in several cutaneous problems particularly in the case of photo-exposition and environmental pollution. Esp4 and Esp5 were found to be more active in inhibiting K562 cell growth than parent hesperidin. Esp3 exhibited different biological properties, i.e., antioxidant activity in the absence of antiproliferative effects. View Full-Text
Keywords: hesperidin; antioxidant; pro-apoptotic; antifungal; dermo-cosmetic hesperidin; antioxidant; pro-apoptotic; antifungal; dermo-cosmetic

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Bino, A.; Vicentini, C.B.; Vertuani, S.; Lampronti, I.; Gambari, R.; Durini, E.; Manfredini, S.; Baldisserotto, A. Novel Lipidized Derivatives of the Bioflavonoid Hesperidin: Dermatological, Cosmetic and Chemopreventive Applications. Cosmetics 2018, 5, 72.

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