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1. A colorless crystalline tricyclic compound, C15H12O2.
2. Any of various colorless to pale yellow derivatives of this compound, found especially in citrus fruits, and often occurring as glycosides.

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a chemical compound, C15H12O2, derived from flavone
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While testing 400 different plant extracts and flavonoids, researchers from the Salk Institute discovered that yerba santa contains the flavanone sterubin, which has neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory effects.
Hesperetin (4'-methoxy-5.7.3'-trihydroxyflavanone) is the prominent flavanone and its glycosides which can be found in citrus fruits.
Absorption, metabolism and excretion of flavanones from single portions of orange fruit and juice and effects of anthropometric variables and contraceptive pilluse on flavanone excretion.
Anti MRSA activity achieved by flavanone is beneficial to the structure of A ring (5,7-dihydroxylation) and B ring (2',4'- or 2',6'-dihydroxylation), which is essential for significant activity (40).
A prenylated flavanone from Dalea elegans inhibits rhodamine 6G efflux and reverses fluconazole resistance in Candida albicans.
With this background in mind, the current study analyzed the protective effects of Hsd , as a major flavanone constituent, by determining its effect on 6-OHDA-mediated oxidative stress generation, mitochondrial dysfunction, and apoptosis in human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells.
Jimenez-Ferrer et al., "Isosakuranetin-5-O-rutinoside: A New Flavanone with Antidepressant Activity Isolated from Salvia elegans Vahl," Molecules, vol.
Agarwal, "Silymarin and silibinin cause G1 and G2-M cell cycle arrest via distinct circuitries in human prostate cancer PC3 cells: a comparison of flavanone silibinin with flavanolignan mixture silymarin," Oncogene, vol.
Hesperidin, a naturally occurring flavanone glycoside, is mainly found in citrus fruits [5].
Kim, "A newprenylated flavanone from the roots of Sophora flavescens," Fitoterapia, vol.