Elga Heloísa Alberton

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A series of chalcone derivatives from 3,4-methylenedioxybenzaldehyde and substituted acetophenones have been synthesized and investigated as antihyperglycemic agents in a glucose loaded animal model. Chalcones with biological activity were compared with lispro, regular insulin and tolbutamide effects on serum glucose levels. Compound 01, without substituent(More)
The purpose of this review is to discuss the recent developments related to the chemistry and medicinal properties of flavonoids. Major flavonoids that show well categorized structures and well defined structure function-relationships are: flavans, flavanones, flavones, flavanonols, flavonols, catechins, anthocyanidins and isoflavone. The biological(More)
The purpose of this review is to discuss the cellular and molecular mechanisms of action of flavonoids focusing on carbohydrate metabolism. The beneficial effects of flavonoids have been studied in relation to diabetes mellitus, either through their capacity to avoid glucose absorption or to improve glucose tolerance. Furthermore, flavonoids stimulate(More)
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