Nanoparticle-Delivered Quercetin for Cancer Therapy

ISSN: 1875-5992 (Online)
ISSN: 1871-5206 (Print)

Volume 17, 14 Issues, 2017

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Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry

Formerly: Current Medicinal Chemistry - Anti-Cancer Agents

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Michelle Prudhomme
Institut de Chimie de Clermont-Ferrand
Université Clermont Auvergne

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Nanoparticle-Delivered Quercetin for Cancer Therapy

Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry, 14(6): 826-832.

Author(s): Ke Men, Xingmei Duan, Xia Wei Wei, Ma Ling Gou, Mei Juan Huang, Li Juan Chen, Zhi Yong Qian and Yu Quan Wei.

Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Biotherapy and Cancer Center, West China Hospital, West China Medical School, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, People’s Republic of China.


Quercetin, a natural protective bioflavonoid, possesses diverse pharmacologic effects, such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-proliferative, and anti-angiogenic activities. Recently, quercetin’s effect in cancer prevention and treatment was recognized. However, the poor water solubility and low-bioavailability of quercetin limit its clinical use in cancer therapy. Nanotechnology provides a method to create novel formulations for hydrophobic drug. Nanoparticles-delivered quercetin has attracted many attentions for its enhanced anticancer potential and promising clinical application. This review will discuss the application of nanotechnology in quercetin delivery for cancer therapy.


Cancer therapy, nanoparticle, nanotechnology, quercetin.

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Article Details

Volume: 14
Issue Number: 6
First Page: 826
Last Page: 832
Page Count: 7
DOI: 10.2174/1871520614666140521122932
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