Pharmacological effects of chlorogenic acid: an overview

  • Mani Neelakandan Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Krishnamoorthy Vasudevan Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Kaliyaperumal Senthamaraikannan Department of Statistics, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Shanmugam Manoharan Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract

Chlorogenic acid, the ester of caffeic and quinic acid, has received considerable recent attention due to its multiple biological and pharmacological effects. Chlorogenic acid is found in a number of plants, including Phyllostachys edulis, Calluna vagaries and Hibiscus sabdariffa. It is rich in the eggplant fruits and abundant in coffee beans. Also, its presence is reported in the apple, pears, tomatoes, carrot, potato and blueberries. It is used as an additive in chewing gum, mints and coffee products. The present mini review discusses about its potent pharmacological effects and reported mechanism of action in brief.

Keywords: Chlorogenic acid, Cancer, Diabetes, Hepatotoxicity, Inflammation

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2017-01-10
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Mani Neelakandan, Krishnamoorthy Vasudevan, Kaliyaperumal Senthamaraikannan, & Shanmugam Manoharan. (2017). Pharmacological effects of chlorogenic acid: an overview. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 8(1), 28-32. Retrieved from https://pharmascope.org/index.php/ijrps/article/view/561
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