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Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 1389-5575
ISSN (Online): 1875-5607

Recent Advance in the Research of Flavonoids as Anticancer Agents

Author(s): Yanling Li, Hao Fang, Wenfang Xu, Yanling Li, Hao Fang and Wenfang Xu

Volume 7 , Issue 7 , 2007

Page: [663 - 678] Pages: 16

DOI: 10.2174/138955707781024463

Price: $65


Flavonoids are ubiquitously in plants which have been shown to possess a variety of biological activities at nontoxic concentrations in organisms. Compelling data indicate that flavonoids have important effects on cancer chemoprevention and chemotherapy, till now, much research has been done about their potential anticancer effect. In this review the discovery and development of flavonoids as potential anticancer agents in recent years have been summarized.

Keywords: Flavonoids, anticancer agents, discovery, development, clinical trial, mechanism, cytotoxicity, SAR

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