Quercetin reduces inflammation

Quercetin prevents LPS-induced high-mobility group box 1 release and proinflammatory function.

This study investigated the anti-inflammatory effects of quercetin. In animal models, quercetin treatment was found to reduce the protein HMGB1, a pro-inflammatory factor stimulated during endotoxemia (presence of bacterial toxins in the blood). The results showed that quercetin attenuates inflammation caused by endotoxemia. Further details can be found in the study.
Tang D, Kang R, Xiao W, Zhang H, Lotze MT, Wang H, Xiao X. Quercetin prevents LPS-induced high-mobility group box 1 release and proinflammatory function. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2009 Dec;41(6):651-60.



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