Published : 2023-09-08

Quercetin: derivatives, biosynthesis, biological activity, pharmacological and therapeutic effects

Falah Saleh Mohammed

Mustafa Sevindik

İmran Uysal

Ali Erdem Sabik


In this review, the general properties, derivatives and biosynthesis, pharmacological and therapeutic effects, and biological activities of quercetin were examined to shed light on future studies. The literature search has revealed that the effects of quercetin, which is formed from different substrates, also vary. It has been observed that quercetin can be used in the treatment of diseases such as allergy, prostate, arthritis, neurodegenerative diseases, diabetes mellitus, osteoporosis, asthma and hypertension. In addition, it has been observed that quercetin has biological activities such as anticancer, antioxidant, and antimicrobial activities. In the literature, there is no detailed information about daily intakes and doses for human use. In this context, it is thought that quercetin may be an important compound in in vivo and in vitro studies due to its different pharmacological and biological potentials.


Bioflavonoids, Biological activity, Quercetin, Pharmacology, Phenolic compounds





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Mohammed, F. S., Sevindik, M., Uysal, İmran, & Sabik, A. E. (2023). Quercetin: derivatives, biosynthesis, biological activity, pharmacological and therapeutic effects. Prospects in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 21(3), 49–56.

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