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Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
Pharmacotherapy Group, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
ISSN: 1596-5996
EISSN: 1596-9827
Vol. 13, No. 9, 2014, pp. 1561-1566
Bioline Code: pr14215
Full paper language: English
Document type: Review Article
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Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 13, No. 9, 2014, pp. 1561-1566

 en Pharmacological Applications of Quercetin and its Derivatives: A Short Review
Maalik, Aneela; Khan, Farhan A.; Mumtaz, Amara; Mehmood, Adeem; Azhar, Saira; Atif, Muhammad; Karim, Sabiha; Altaf, Yasir & Tariq, Imran


Quercetin (3,3ʹ,4ʹ,5,7-pentahydroxyl-flavone) is a flavonol, and it belongs to a class of plant secondary metabolites known as flavonoids. It is present in man’s daily diet and is known for biological activities such as antioxidant, antiviral, anticancer, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and many more. Quercetin has been reported for its antioxidant and antiviral applications, hence, it is not only used as such but also its various derivatized forms have potentials for development into drugs for the treatment of diseases caused by oxidative stress and lethal viruses.

Quercetin; Antioxidant; Pharmacological; Anticancer; Antimicrobial; Antiviral; Hepatoprotective

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