Organic compound, any member of a class of biological pigments containing no nitrogen that are found in many plants. They include anthoxanthins, which give yellow colours, often to flower petals, and anthocyanins, largely responsible for the red colouring of buds and young shoots and the purple and purple-red colours of autumn leaves. Their biological function is unknown; they may attract pollinators and seed dispersers.
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Flavones Mitigate Tumor Necrosis Factor-[alpha]-Induced Adhesion Molecule Upregulation in Cultured Human Endothelial Cells: Role of Nuclear Factor-[kappa]B1
May 01, 2004; ABSTRACT flavones have been classified as anti-atherogenic agents that inhibit monocyte adhesion to stimulated...