Abstract Title:

Antiviral activity of raoulic acid from Raoulia australis against Picornaviruses.

Abstract Source:

Phytomedicine. 2009 Jan;16(1):35-9. Epub 2008 Dec 20. PMID: 19097770

Abstract Author(s):

H J Choi, C H Lim, J H Song, S H Baek, D H Kwon


RNA viruses are a major source of respiratory diseases worldwide. The lack of effective therapeutical treatment underlines the importance of research for new antiviral compounds. Raoulic acid is a principal ingredient of the plant Raoulia australis Hook. F. Antiviral assay using cytopathic effect (CPE) reduction method showed that raoulic acid possessed strong antiviral activity against human rhinovirus 2 (HRV2) with a 50% inhibition concentration (IC(50)) value of less than 0.1mug/ml, human rhinovirus 3 (HRV3) with a IC(50) value of 0.19 microg/ml, coxsackie B3 (CB3) virus with IC(50) values of 0.33 microg/ml, coxsackie B4 (CB4) virus with IC(50) values of 0.40 microg/ml, and enterovirus 71 (EV71) virus with IC(50) values of less than 0.1 microg/ml. However, the compound did not possess antiviral activity against influenza A (Flu A/PR, Flu A/WS, H1N1) and B viruses at four concentrations ranging from 0.1 to 100 microg/ml.

Study Type : In Vitro Study

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