Author(s): Cazarolli LH, Zanatta L, Alberton EH, Figueiredo MS, Folador P,
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Abstract The purpose of this review is to discuss the recent developments related to the chemistry and medicinal properties of flavonoids. Major flavonoids that show well categorized structures and well defined structure function-relationships are: flavans, flavanones, flavones, flavanonols, flavonols, catechins, anthocyanidins and isoflavone. The biological properties of flavonoids include antioxidant, anti-inflamatory, antitumoral, antiviral and antibacterial, as well as a direct cytoprotective effect on coronary and vascular systems, the pancreas and the liver. These characteristics place them among the most attractive natural substances available to enrich the current therapy options.
This article was published in Mini Rev Med Chem
and referenced in Journal of Biodiversity, Bioprospecting and Development