Molecule of the Week

Luteolin

October 11, 2010

Luteolin is a flavonoid found in many plants, including celery, thyme, green peppers, and chamomile tea. It was first reported by A. G. Perkin and colleagues in 1896. It plays several helpful roles in the human body. D. Hwang and co-workers recently showed that luteolin acts as an anti-inflammatory agent in the body by targeting the enzyme TBK1.

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