Mangosteen contains constituents active against HIV-1 protease. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Active constituents against HIV-1 protease from Garcinia mangostana.
Planta Med. 1996 Aug;62(4):381-2. PMID: 8792678
The ethanol extract of Garcinia mangostana L. (Guttiferae) showed potent inhibitory activity against HIV-1 protease. The activity-guided purification of the extract resulted in the isolation of two active, known compounds. The chemical structures of the isolated compounds were established by spectroscopic analyses as mangostin (IC50 = 5.12 +/- 0.41 microM) and gamma-mangostin (IC50 = 4.81 +/- 0.32 microM). The type of inhibition by both compounds is noncompetitive.