FOOD SCIENCE ›› 2019, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (21): 288-294.doi: 10.7506/spkx1002-6630-20181114-156

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Recent Advances in Understanding Neuroprotective Effect of Apigenin

SUN Shengnan, ZHANG Youyuan, JIN Shaojin, ZHU Yunfeng, XU Cuicui, MA Ying, LU Weihong   

  1. (1. Biohealth Engineering Institute, HRG (Shandong) Intelligent Equipment Research Institute, Jinan 250200, China; 2. School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150090, China)
  • Online:2019-11-15 Published:2019-12-02

Abstract: Apigenin, a member of the flavone family, is ubiquitous in fruits, vegetables, beans and tea. Apigenin can pass through the blood-brain barrier and has a strong ability to protect the nervous system and attenuate relevant diseases. This review focuses on the neuroprotective mechanism of apigenin and its role in improving neurological diseases from antioxidant and anti-inflammation perspectives, which will provide new ideas and evidence for the potential application of apigenin in treating neurological diseases.

Key words: apigenin, neuroprotective effect, antioxidant, anti-inflammation, mechanism of action

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