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Ferulic Acid

  • Ping Wu
  • Li Li
  • Guan-Hua DuEmail author
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Abstract

Ferulic acid is widely found in plants, especially in artichoke, eggplant and corn bran. This product is mainly used for the treatment of atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease and ischemic cerebrovascular disease. Recently, ferulic acid has attracted attention in the research and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, nephropathy and cancer. The new pharmacological effects and possible indications of ferulic acid are being widely shown. Therefore, how to improve the efficacy of ferulic acid and its derivatives as well as the best indications is of great significance.

Keywords

Ferulic acid Atherosclerosis Coronary heart disease Neurodegenerative diseases 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Beijing Key Laboratory of Drug Targets Identification and Drug ScreeningCentre for Pharmaceutical Screening, Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical CollegeBeijingChina

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