FOOD SCIENCE ›› 2013, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (11): 321-326.doi: 10.7506/spkx1002-6630-201311068

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Research Advance in Flavonoids Derived from Fruits and Vegetables and Corresponding Molecular Targets of Anticancer

REN Hong1,ZHANG Nai-yuan2,TIAN Wen-jing1,ZHANG Rui1,HU Ren-jie1   

  1. 1. Beijing Higher Institution Engineering Research Center of Food Additives and Ingredients, Beijing Key Laboratory of Flavor
    Chemistry, School of Food and Chemical Engineering, Beijing Technology and Business University, Beijing 100048, China;
    2. School of Public Health, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430071, China
  • Received:2012-03-13 Revised:2013-05-03 Online:2013-06-15 Published:2013-06-03
  • Contact: REN Hong


Flavonoids are existed widely in various fruits and vegetables with the characteristics of large amount, complex
structure, obvious pharmacological activity and low toxicity. A diet rich in flavonoids can be associated with the reduced risk for
cancers, which has important significance on prevention and treatment of malignant tumors. In this paper, the studies on flavonoids
derived from fruits and vegetables as well as their anticancer activity and corresponding molecular targets in terms of their chemical
structures are summarized, which will provide a scientific basis for further developing their therapeutic value of diets.

Key words: fruits and vegetables, flavonoids, anticancer activity, molecular targets

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