Quercetin inhibits human vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation and migration.

@article{Alcocer2002QuercetinIH,
  title={Quercetin inhibits human vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation and migration.},
  author={Francisco Alcocer and David Whitley and Jesus F Salazar-Gonzalez and William D. Jordan and Marty T. Sellers and Devin Eckhoff and Kaori Suzuki and C. Neil Macrae and Kirby I. Bland},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={131 2},
  pages={198-204}
}
BACKGROUND The French paradox has been associated with regular intake of red wine, which is enriched with flavonoids. Quercetin, a flavonoid present in the human diet, exerts cardiovascular protection through its antioxidant properties. We hypothesized that the beneficial effect of quercetin also could be related to the inhibition of vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation and migration. METHODS Human aortic smooth muscle cells (AoSMC) were grown in culture in the presence of serum… CONTINUE READING
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