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Abstract Title:

Citrus Peel Flavonoids as Potential Cancer Prevention Agents.

Abstract Source:

Curr Dev Nutr. 2020 May ;4(5):nzaa025. Epub 2020 Mar 13. PMID: 32391511

Abstract Author(s):

Nooshin Koolaji, Balakrishnan Shammugasamy, Aaron Schindeler, Qihan Dong, Fariba Dehghani, Peter Valtchev

Article Affiliation:

Nooshin Koolaji


Citrus fruit and in particular flavonoid compounds from citrus peel have been identified as agents with utility in the treatment of cancer. This review provides a background and overview regarding the compounds found within citrus peel with putative anticancer potential as well as the associated in vitro and in vivo studies. Historical studies have identified a number of cellular processes that can be modulated by citrus peel flavonoids including cell proliferation, cell cycle regulation, apoptosis, metastasis, and angiogenesis. More recently, molecular studies have started to elucidate the underlying cell signaling pathways that are responsible for the flavonoids' mechanism of action. These growing data support further research into the chemopreventative potential of citrus peel extracts, and purified flavonoids in particular. This critical review highlights new research in the field and synthesizes the pathways modulated by flavonoids and other polyphenolic compounds into a generalized schema.

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