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Drug Discovery from Mother Nature

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Chapter title
Quercetin and Its Role in Chronic Diseases
Chapter number 17
Book title
Drug Discovery from Mother Nature
Published in
Advances in experimental medicine and biology, October 2016
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-41342-6_17
Pubmed ID
Book ISBNs
978-3-31-941341-9, 978-3-31-941342-6

Ganiyu Oboh, Ayokunle O. Ademosun, Opeyemi B. Ogunsuyi


Subash Chandra Gupta, Sahdeo Prasad, Bharat B. Aggarwal


Quercetin, a member of the flavonoid class of polyphenol, is one of the most abundantly distributed flavonoids found in various food sources such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, wine and seeds. Quercetin and quercetin-rich foods have been reported to have wide range of health promoting effects, especially in the prevention and management of several diseases; however, the subject of its solubility and bioavailability has limited its use. This section will therefore, consider quercetin as a food-rich flavonoid, the various food sources, the limitations in its use and new approaches at improving its solubility and bioavailability. The therapeutic potentials of quercetin at the prevention/management of some degenerative diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and neurodegenerative diseases, as well as the underlying biochemical mechanisms such as free radical scavenging and enzyme inhibition will also be discussed.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 45 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 7 16%
Lecturer 5 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 11%
Student > Master 5 11%
Other 3 7%
Other 4 9%
Unknown 16 36%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 11%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 11%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 4%
Other 8 18%
Unknown 17 38%