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Structure-Activity Association of Flavonoids in Lung Diseases

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Autor(es):
Lago, Joao Henrique G. [1] ; Toledo-Arruda, Alessandra C. [2] ; Mernak, Marcia [1] ; Barrosa, Kaidu H. [1] ; Martins, Milton A. [2] ; Tiberio, Iolanda F. L. C. [2] ; Prado, Carla M. [1, 2]
Número total de Autores: 7
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Inst Ciencias Ambientais Quim & Farmaceut, BR-09972270 Diadema, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Med, BR-01246903 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo de Revisão
Fonte: Molecules; v. 19, n. 3, p. 3570-3595, MAR 2014.
Citações Web of Science: 42
Resumo

Flavonoids are polyphenolic compounds classified into flavonols, flavones, flavanones, isoflavones, catechins, anthocyanidins, and chalcones according to their chemical structures. They are abundantly found in Nature and over 8,000 flavonoids have from different sources, mainly plant materials, have been described. Recently reports have shown the valuable effects of flavonoids as antiviral, anti-allergic, antiplatelet, antitumor, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory agents and interest in these compounds has been increasing since they can be helpful to human health. Several mechanisms of action are involved in the biological properties of flavonoids such as free radical scavenging, transition metal ion chelation, activation of survival genes and signaling pathways, regulation of mitochondrial function and modulation of inflammatory responses. The anti-inflammatory effects of flavonoids have been described in a number of studies in the literature, but not frequently associated to respiratory disease. Thus, this review aims to discuss the effects of different flavonoids in the control of lung inflammation in some disorders such as asthma, lung emphysema and acute respiratory distress syndrome and the possible mechanisms of action, as well as establish some structure-activity relationships between this biological potential and chemical profile of these compounds. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 11/51739-0 - Uso sustentável da biodiversidade de áreas remanescentes da Mata Atlântica do Estado de São Paulo: avaliação, isolamento e caracterização molecular de metabólitos secundários bioativos em espécies vegetais
Beneficiário:João Henrique Ghilardi Lago
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Programa BIOTA - Regular
Processo FAPESP: 08/55359-5 - Avaliação da função e da histopatologia pulmonar em modelo experimental de redução da função colinérgica em camundongos geneticamente modificados
Beneficiário:Carla Máximo Prado
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Apoio a Jovens Pesquisadores