Safety of quercetin for clinical application (Review).

  title={Safety of quercetin for clinical application (Review).},
  author={Toshihiro Okamoto},
  journal={International journal of molecular medicine},
  volume={16 2},
Quercetin is the major flavonoid involved in vegetables and fruits. Quercetin is ingested from the daily diet, but in 1970s it was reported as mutagenic. Quercetin possesses a variety of pharmacological activities, and in order for further clinical application, it is important to evaluate its safety. In Ames test, quercetin is regarded as mutagenic. However, recent in vitro studies indicate that quercetin is protective against genotoxicants, and regarded as antimutagenic. Some in vivo studies… CONTINUE READING

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