Comparing the metabolism of quercetin in rats, mice and gerbils.

@article{Yeh2016ComparingTM,
  title={Comparing the metabolism of quercetin in rats, mice and gerbils.},
  author={Shu-Lan Yeh and Yi-Chin Lin and Yi-Ling Lin and Chien-Chun Li and Cheng-Hung Chuang},
  journal={European journal of nutrition},
  year={2016},
  volume={55 1},
  pages={413-22}
}
PURPOSE Several species of rodents are used to investigate the metabolism of quercetin in vivo. However, it is unclear whether they are a proper animal model. Thus, we compared the metabolism of quercetin in Wistar rats (rats), Balb/c mice (mice) and Mongolian gerbils (gerbils). METHODS We determined the levels of quercetin metabolites, quercetin-3-glucuronide (Q3G), quercetin-3'-sulfate (Q3'S) and methyl-quercetin isorhamnetin (IH), in the plasma, lungs and livers of three species of animals… CONTINUE READING