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BioMed Research InternationalVolume 2014 2014, Article ID 480258, 11 pages

Review ArticleDepartment of Biochemistry, Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Received 13 November 2013; Revised 11 May 2014; Accepted 11 May 2014; Published 27 May 2014

Academic Editor: Senthil K. Venugopal

Copyright © 2014 Shamala Salvamani et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Atherosclerosis is the process of hardening and narrowing the arteries. Atherosclerosis is generally associated with cardiovascular diseases such as strokes, heart attacks, and peripheral vascular diseases. Since the usage of the synthetic drug, statins, leads to various side effects, the plants flavonoids with antiartherosclerotic activity gained much attention and were proven to reduce the risk of atherosclerosis in vitro and in vivo based on different animal models. The flavonoids compounds also exhibit lipid lowering effects and anti-inflammatory and antiatherogenic properties. The future development of flavonoids-based drugs is believed to provide significant effects on atherosclerosis and its related diseases. This paper discusses the antiatherosclerotic effects of selected plant flavonoids such as quercetin, kaempferol, myricetin, rutin, naringenin, catechin, fisetin, and gossypetin.





Author: Shamala Salvamani, Baskaran Gunasekaran, Noor Azmi Shaharuddin, Siti Aqlima Ahmad, and Mohd Yunus Shukor

Source: https://www.hindawi.com/



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