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Effect of Extracts of Passiflora edulis Leaves on Herpes Viruses Infection
Passiflora edulis (Pe) is considered as a traditional medicinal plant with different therapeutic effects. In the present study we examined, in vitro, the antiviral potential of aqueous and ethanolic leaf extracts of Passiflora edulis on herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2 (HSV-1, HSV-2), and on Varicella-Zoster virus (VZV). Viral infection development was evaluated by plaque assay.
Plant Derived Antivirals:A Potential Source of Drug Development
Plants have been the traditional source of active substances for most therapies. Plant derived natural compounds have received increasing attention for their antiviral potential. Typical example is constituents of Sarracenia purpurea which is found active particularly against Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV).
Vitamin D Levels in an HIV Infected and Uninfected Cohort in New York City
Vitamin D deficiency is a pervasive problem. We were interested in comparing vitamin D levels and associated characteristics of 2 different patient populations from the same immediate urban environment, one HIV-infected and the other uninfected.
Ribavirin has an In vitro Antiviral Effect in Rabies Virus Infected Neuronal Cells but Fails to Provide Benefit in Experimental Rabies in Mice
The nucleoside analog ribavirin is one of the antiviral drugs recommended in the management of several viral infections in humans. Although ribavirin has been used in rabies treatment, its efficacy has not been formally proven. The objectives were to study the effect of ribavirin on rabies virus (RABV) infection in neuronal cultures, to analyze whether orally-given ribavirin activates an innate immune response in the brain and whether ribavirin confers protection against brain infection in a model of experimental rabies in mice.