Flavonoids effect on autoimmune diseases

Petrić, Sara (2011) Flavonoids effect on autoimmune diseases. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

Autoimmune diseases are diseases that develop when immune system attacks its own cells (autoantigen) instead of foreign antigen. They are very heterogeneous, have complicated mechanisms of development and factors that affect them. Diseases can be divided in organspecific and systemic, depending on number of attacked organs. The treatment of autoimmune diseases is based on immunosuppression, which reduces the symptoms, but it doesn't cure the disease. Besides, this medication has negative side effects because it also decreases normal immune response. More efficient and specific treatment is needed. Flavonoids are group of polyphenolic compounds from plants, and they seem to be effective in treatment of autoimmunity. In this work, the most important facts about autoimmune diseases are shown, together with flavonoids as possible treatment. Many studies have proven positive effects of flavonoids on autoimunity which means they could be used as a treatment, but also as a prevention, in diet.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Oršolić, Nada
Date: 2011
Number of Pages: 26
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2014 11:31
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2014 11:31
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/3199

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