Activity of some flavonoids against viruses

J. Beladi, R. Pisztai, I. Mucsi

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Abstract

The viricidal effect of the aqueous extract of dry oak leaves, which was due to its tannic acid content has been observed. Tannic acid is a flavonoid polymer. This prompted the authors to study the effect of flavonoid monomers on viruses. These present studies revealed a potent viricidal activity especially on enveloped viruses and only a slight inhibitory effect of the flavonoids tested on virus multiplication. However, the data of others and the fact that flavonoids even in large doses are already applied in human therapy without any toxicity indicate the they represent a class of antiviral drugs worthy of further study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)358-364
Number of pages7
JournalAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
VolumeVol.284
Publication statusPublished - 1977

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Viruses
Flavonoids
Tannins
Antiviral Agents
Toxicity
Polymers
Monomers
Virus
Therapeutics

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Activity of some flavonoids against viruses. / Beladi, J.; Pisztai, R.; Mucsi, I.

In: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Vol. Vol.284, 1977, p. 358-364.

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Beladi, J. ; Pisztai, R. ; Mucsi, I. / Activity of some flavonoids against viruses. In: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1977 ; Vol. Vol.284. pp. 358-364.
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