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Abstract Title:

Antiviral activities ofvar.essential oil and itsα-thujone against norovirus surrogates.

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Food Sci Biotechnol. 2017 ;26(5):1457-1461. Epub 2017 Aug 28. PMID: 30263682

Abstract Author(s):

Mi Sook Chung

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Mi Sook Chung


var.is a well-known medicinal food, which has been used for the treatment of several diseases including bacterial infection. We examined the antiviral effects of the essential oil fromvar.and its compounds, borneol,α-thujone and camphor, against murine norovirus-1 (MNV-1) and feline calicivirus-F9 (FCV-F9). The time-of-addition plaque assays were used to determine the ability of essential oil to interfere with viral infection. The maximum activities, following the pretreatment of FCV-F9 and MNV-1, reached 48%inhibition on FCV-F9 and 64% inhibition on MNV-1 at 0.1 and 0.01% of the essential oil, respectively. Neither borneol nor camphor exhibited an antiviral activity, whereas α-thujone, a major compound of the essential oil, showed strong inhibition on FCV-F9 and MNV-1.

Study Type : In Vitro Study
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Pharmacological Actions : Antiviral Agents : CK(1957) : AC(1034)

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