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Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry


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

Flavonoids and Related Compounds in Parasitic Disease Control

Author(s): D. Kerboeuf, M. Riou and F. Guegnard

Volume 8 , Issue 2 , 2008

Page: [116 - 128] Pages: 13

DOI: 10.2174/138955708783498168

Price: $65


Flavonoids are natural plant compounds increasingly used in therapeutic applications. Their large spectrum of activities depends on their structures and cellular targets. Most recent research shows they are promising drugs for controlling human and animal parasitic diseases. Their multiple effects make it difficult to understand their modes of action, but some of them have been elucidated. This review also deals with their toxicity in mammals.

Keywords: Flavonoids, parasites, drug, control, protozoans, helminths

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