Researchers find Quercetin Induces Autophagy against Protein Aggregations. May treat Alcoholic liver disease and Alzheimer’s.

Researchers from Osaka University in Japan, have recently discovered that quercetin, a component of the traditional Chinese herbal medicine tartary buckwheat extract, can induce autophagy and aggrephagy in skin and liver cells. These findings may have implications for the treatment of diseases associated with protein aggregation, such as alcoholic liver disease and Alzheimer’s.