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Abstract Title:

Review of the effects of vitexin in oxidative stress-related diseases.

Abstract Source:

Food Sci Nutr. 2020 Jun ;8(6):2569-2580. Epub 2020 Apr 14. PMID: 32566174

Abstract Author(s):

Fatemeh Babaei, Armita Moafizad, Zahra Darvishvand, Mohammadreza Mirzababaei, Hossein Hosseinzadeh, Marjan Nassiri-Asl

Article Affiliation:

Fatemeh Babaei


Vitexin is an apigenin flavone glycoside found in food and medicinal plants. It has a variety of pharmacological effects, including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, antinociceptive, and neuroprotective effects. This review study summarizes all the protective effects of vitexin as an antioxidant against reactive oxygen species, lipid peroxidation, and other oxidative damages in a variety of oxidative stress-related diseases, including seizure, memory impairment, cerebral ischemia, neurotoxicity, myocardial and respiratory injury, and metabolic dysfunction, with possible molecular and cellular mechanisms. This review describes any activation or inhibition of the signaling pathways that depend on the antioxidant activity of vitexin. More basic research is needed on the antioxidative effects of vitexin in vivo, and carrying out clinical trials for the treatment of oxidative stress-related diseases is also recommended.

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