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United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Reference Standard

Quercetin dihydrate, 3,3′,4′,5,7-Pentahydroxyflavone dihydrate, 2-(3,4-Dihydroxyphenyl)-3,5,7-trihydroxy-4H-1-benzopyran-4-one dihydrate
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C15H10O7 · 2H2O
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Biochem/physiol Actions

Quercetin dihydrate is a flavonoid with anticancer activity. Quercetin is a mitochondrial ATPase and phosphodiesterase inhibitor. It Inhibits PI3-kinase activity and slightly inhibits PIP kinase activity. Quercetin has antiproliferative effects on cancer cell lines, reduces cancer cell growth via type II estrogen receptors, and arrests human leukemic T cells in late G1 phase of the cell cycle.

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Acute Tox. 3 Oral

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6.1C - Combustible, acute toxic Cat.3 / toxic compounds or compounds which causing chronic effects



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