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Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 2013 Nov;38(21):3645-50.

[Advance in studies on antibacterial effect of flavonoids].

[Article in Chinese]

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  • 1Guangdong Pharmaceutical University, Guangzhou 510006, China.
  • 2Key Laboratory of Agro-Food Processing of Guangdong Province, Sericulture and Agro-Food Research Institute of Guangdong Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Guangzhou 510610, China.
  • 3Guangdong Pharmaceutical University, Guangzhou 510006, China.


As antibiotic drug resistance has become one of the most serious threats to global public health, there is a pressing need to look for new effective therapeutic drugs. Flavonoids are a large class of chemicals widely exist in plants, and have such effects as direct antibiotics, synergistic antibiotics and inhibition of bacterial activity. In this article, we made a summary for the advance in studies on the antibacterial effects of flavonoids and their mechanism.

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