Immunomodulatory and anti-SARS activities of Houttuynia cordata
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AbstractBackground: Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a life-threatening form of pneumonia caused by SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV). From late 2002 to mid 2003, it infected more than 8000 people worldwide, of which a majority of cases were found in China. Owing to the absence of definitive therapeutic Western medicines, Houttuynia cordata Thunb. (Saururaceae) (HC) was shortlisted by Chinese scientists to tackle SARS problem as it is conventionally used to treat pneumonia.
All Author(s) ListLau KM, Lee KM, Koon CM, Cheung CSF, Lau CP, Ho HM, Lee MYH, Au SWN, Cheng CHK, Lau CBS, Tsui SKW, Wan DCC, Waye MMY, Wong KB, Wong CK, Lam CWK, Leung PC, Fung KP
Journal nameJournal of Ethnopharmacology
Year2008
Month6
Day19
Volume Number118
Issue Number1
PublisherElsevier
Pages79 - 85
ISSN0378-8741
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Keywords3C-like protease; anti-viral; Houttuynia cordata; immunomodulation; RNA-dependent RNA polymerase; SARS
Web of Science Subject CategoriesChemistry, Medicinal; CHEMISTRY, MEDICINAL; Integrative & Complementary Medicine; INTEGRATIVE & COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE; Pharmacology & Pharmacy; PHARMACOLOGY & PHARMACY; Plant Sciences; PLANT SCIENCES

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