Biochemical pharmacology of biflavonoids: implications for anti-inflammatory action.

@article{Kim2008BiochemicalPO,
  title={Biochemical pharmacology of biflavonoids: implications for anti-inflammatory action.},
  author={Hyun Pyo Kim and Haeil Park and Kun Ho Son and Hyeun Wook Chang and Sam Sik Kang},
  journal={Archives of pharmacal research},
  year={2008},
  volume={31 3},
  pages={265-73}
}
Biflavonoids belong to a subclass of the plant flavonoid family. Distribution of biflavonoids in the plant kingdom is limited to several species. Previously, some pharmacological activities of biflavonoids were described such as inhibition of histamine release from mast cells and inhibition of lymphocyte proliferation, suggesting the anti-inflammatory/antiallergic potential of the biflavonoids. Furthermore, several natural biflavonoids including ochnaflavone and ginkgetin inhibit phospholipase… CONTINUE READING