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1. This report injected male rats with Quercetin and a-tocopherol,(a drug used to treat heart atacks) then caused them to have a heart attack. "quercetin and a-tocopherol exhibited cardioprotective (protect the heart) effects against isoproterenol-induced cardiotoxicity due to their scavenging free radicals, improving antioxidants and maintaining Ca(2+) levels" PubMed 21322096

2. "RESULTS: The rats treated with 20 mg/kg of quercetin had significantly decreased incidence of EAM, Hw/Bw, macroscopic and microscopic scores of hearts. Further, in EAM rats treated with quercetin levels of TNF-a and IL-17 were significantly lower, while the level of IL-10 was significantly higher both in serum and culture supernatants of LNC stimulated with concanavalin A compared with vehicle-treated animals.CONCLUSIONS: The present study suggests that quercetin ameliorates EAM, at least in part, by interfering production of proinflammatory (TNF-a and IL-17) and/or anti-inflammatory (IL-10) cytokines."
PMID: 21092705    Amelikorates stands for (to make something bad) and EAM stands for "Enterprise asset management" or management of the whole body. The definition of TNF and cytokines is below. Thus Querciten is reported to help the immune system, prevent inflimation, treat depression, Alzheimer's, cancer and the heart.

3. "The effect of quercetin, a plant-derived bioflavonoid with documented positive effect on the cardiovascular system,...Quercetin induced a decrease of Na,K-ATPase activity in the presence of all ATP and Na(+) concentrations investigated..." PMID: 21081803 This is an essential bit of research because a very important item in the body is the Sodium Potassium Pump referred to as Na,K-ATPase activity, because it creates an electrical chemical process necessary to regulate the body. Thus Quercetin is important to run these pumps. see our page on the Sodium Pump

4. "Pretreatment with a combination of quercetin and alpha-tocopherol ameliorates adenosine triphosphatases and lysosomal enzymes in myocardial infarcted rats...Combined pretreatment with quercetin and alpha-tocopherol to isoproterenol treated rats normalized all the biochemical parameters studied..." PubMed 19958779   
Myocardial infarcted rats, means rats that are given heart problems.
Alpha-tocopherol ameliorates adenosine triphosphatases is in Vitimin E,
Lysosomal enzymes (acid hydrolases) are responsible for breaking down complex chemicals within a cell.

 

 

 
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