Auraptene and its role in chronic diseases

Giuseppe Derosa, Pamela Maffioli, Amirhossein Sahebkar

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Abstract

Auraptene (7-geranyloxycoumarin) is the best known and most abundant prenyloxycoumarin present in nature. It is synthesized by various plant species, mainly those of the Rutaceae and Umbeliferae (Apiaceae) families, comprising many edible fruits and vegetables such as lemons, grapefruit and orange. Auraptene has shown a remarkable effect in the prevention of degenerative diseases, in particular it has been reported to be one the most promising known natural chemopreventive agents against several types of cancer. The aim of this chapter is to review the effects of auraptene in the prevention and treatment of different chronic diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Pages399-407
Number of pages9
Volume929
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2016

Publication series

NameAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Volume929
ISSN (Print)00652598
ISSN (Electronic)22148019

Keywords

  • Auraptene
  • Chemoprevention
  • Degenerative diseases
  • Hypertension
  • Lipid profile

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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    Derosa, G., Maffioli, P., & Sahebkar, A. (2016). Auraptene and its role in chronic diseases. In Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology (Vol. 929, pp. 399-407). (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology; Vol. 929). Springer New York LLC. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-41342-6_19