Therapeutic Role of Resveratrol and Piceatannol in Disease Prevention
- Corresponding Author:
- Aayush Kukreja
School of Biotechnology
Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya
Airport Road-Bhopal-462033 Madhya Pradesh, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: September 29, 2014; Accepted Date: November 29, 2014; Published Date: December 05, 2014
Citation: Kukreja A, Wadhwa N, Tiwari A (2014) Therapeutic Role of Resveratrol and Piceatannol in Disease Prevention. J Blood Disord Transfus 5:240. doi:10.4172/2155-9864.1000240
Copyright: © 2014 Kukreja A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Resveratrol, (3,4’,5-trihydroxystilbene) has long been suspected to show a broad range of biological activities of medicinal interest such as anticancer, anti-oxidative, anti-diabetic, anti-aging and anti-inflammatory activities. Piceatannol (3,3’,4’,5-tetrahydroxystilbene) is a hydroxylated analogue of resveratrol and it confirms a lot of similar biological activities as shown by resveratrol. Both resveratrol and piceatannol are very important naturally occurring polyphenolic stilbenes, produced by plants in response to fungal infection, mechanical damage, or ultra-violet irradiation. They can be consumed on a daily basis as they show no harmful effects on human body. They play a significant role in improving human health. Compared with resveratrol, piceatannol is a more potent anticancer agent and preferable agent with other biological activities like antioxidant activity. This article reports biological activities of the two important stilbenes: resveratrol and piceatannol and their possible role in disease prevention.