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2018  |  Vol: 4(1)  |  Issue: 1(January-February)  |  https://doi.org/10.31024/ajpp.2018.4.1.1
Biological Activity of Biochanin A: A Review

Arjunan Sundaresana, Thangaiyan Radhigab, Balaraman Deivasigamania*

aCAS in Marine Biology, Faculty of Marine Sciences, Annamalai University, Parangipettai -608502, Tamil Nadu, India

bDepartment of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Faculty of Sciences, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar - 608002, Tamil Nadu, India

*Corresponding Author

Dr. B. Deivasigamani

Assistant Professor

CAS in Marine Biology, Faculty of Marine Sciences

Annamalai University, Parangipettai – 608502, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract

Biochanin A (BCA) is a naturally occurring dietary isoflavone found in red clover, and present in several herbal dietary complements. During metabolism, BCA is converted into its conjugates genistein. Recently, the therapeutic examination on BCA is on the ascent many to various putative advantageous properties it might have to treat different human diseases. Particularly BCA has cardiovascular defense, anticancer activity, antioxidant property, antiinflammatory, and anticarcinogenic effects. Most useful health impacts connected to BCA is accepted to be interceded by the estrogenic and antioxidative properties of these compounds. This review examines the literature associated with the most significant biological properties of BCA.

Keywords: Biochanin A, Genistein, dietary isoflavone, red clover, antioxidants

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