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Metal complexes of flavonoids: their synthesis, characterization, and enhanced anti-oxidant and anti-cancer activities

Khater, M., Ravishankar, D., Greco, F. and Osborn, H. (2019) Metal complexes of flavonoids: their synthesis, characterization, and enhanced anti-oxidant and anti-cancer activities. Future Medicinal Chemistry, 11 (21). ISSN 1756-8927

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To link to this item DOI: 10.4155/fmc-2019-0237

Abstract/Summary

Flavonoids are polyphenolic compounds of natural origin. They are extensively studied within drug discovery programmes due to their wide ranging biological activities such as anti-microbial, anti-oxidant, anti-tumor, neuroprotective and cardioprotective properties. The ability of flavonoids to coordinate with metal atoms has provided new leads for drug discovery programmes, with better pharmacological activities and clinical profiles than the parent flavonoids. In this review, the enhanced anti-oxidant and anti-cancer activities of flavonoid metal complexes versus the parent flavonoids are discussed. Possible mechanisms of action for the metal complexes, such as DNA binding and apoptosis induction, are also presented alongside an overview of the synthesis of the metal complexes, and the different techniques used for their characterization.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > School of Pharmacy > Medicinal Chemistry Research Group
Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > School of Pharmacy > Pharmaceutics Research Group
ID Code:86372
Publisher:Future Science Group

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