The Chemistry and Pharmacology of Genistein

Author(s): Atiya Fatima, Ram Singh

Journal Name: The Natural Products Journal

Volume 6 , Issue 1 , 2016

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Genistein is a natural compound belonging to the chemical class of isoflavone. This molecule is present in the significant portion of our diet in the form of Soy food products. This is the most extensively studied isoflavone due to its significance affinity towards targets of potential pharmacological and neutraceutical benefits. The potential pharmacological applications of this molecule have been found as anti-cancer, anti-obesity, anti-diabetic, neuroprotective, antiosteoporosis, and cardio protective agent. This review provides comprehensive coverage of the chemistry, pharmacology, toxicity and extraction of genistein.

Keywords: Bioactive molecule, genistein, isoflavone, nutraceutical, soy food.

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Article Details

Year: 2016
Published on: 08 February, 2016
Page: [3 - 12]
Pages: 10
DOI: 10.2174/221031550601160208122925
Price: $25

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