Journal of Virology & Antiviral ResearchISSN: 2324-8955

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Research Article, J Virol Antivir Res Vol: 2 Issue: 2

Effect of Extracts of Passiflora edulis Leaves on Herpes Viruses Infection

Azhar Jabareen1, Mahmoud Huleihil2 and Mahmoud Huleihel1*
1Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel
2The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies and the Dead Sea Arava Science Center, Israel
Corresponding author : Mahmoud Huleihel
Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel
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Received: May 14, 2013 Accepted: June 20, 2013 Published: June 22, 2013
Citation: Jabareen A, Huleihil M, Huleihel M (2013) Effect of Extracts of Passiflora edulis Leaves on Herpes Viruses Infection. J Virol Antivir Res 2:2. doi:10.4172/2324-8955.1000108

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Passiflora edulis; Ethanolic extract; Herpes virus; Acyclovir

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