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PubChem
Name: Quercetin
PubChem Compound ID: 5280343
Description: A flavonol widely distributed in plants. It is an antioxidant, like many other phenolic heterocyclic compounds. Glycosylated forms include RUTIN and quercetrin.
Molecular formula: C15H10O7
Molecular weight: 302.236 g/mol
Synonyms:
S00057; ZINC03861279; NCGC00015870-03; NCGC00015870-02; 4H-1-Benzopyran-4-one, 2- (3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)-3,5,7-trihydroxy-; EU-0100999; NCGC00015870-01; NCI-C60106; KBio2_002976; DivK1c_000485.
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Identification
Name: Quercetin
Name (isomeric): DB04216
Drug Type: small molecule
Description: A flavonol widely distributed in plants. It is an antioxidant, like many other phenolic heterocyclic compounds. Glycosylated forms include RUTIN and quercetrin.
Synonyms:
3,5,7,3',4'-Pentahydroxyflavone
Category: Antioxidants
CAS number: 117-39-5
Pharmacology
Mechanism of Action: Quercetin is a specific quinone reductase 2 (QR2) inhibitor, an enzyme (along with the human QR1 homolog) which catalyzes metabolism of toxic quinolines. Inhibition of QR2 in plasmodium may potentially cause lethal oxidative stress. The inhibition of antioxidant activity in plasmodium may contribute to killing the malaria causing parasites.

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