Activity of andrographolide against chikungunya virus infection

  title={Activity of andrographolide against chikungunya virus infection},
  author={Phitchayapak Wintachai and Parveen Kaur and Regina Ching Hua Lee and Suwipa Ramphan and Atichat Kuadkitkan and Nitwara Wikan and Sukathida Ubol and Sittiruk Roytrakul and Justin Jang-hann Chu and Duncan R Smith},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is a re-emerging mosquito-borne alphavirus that has recently engendered large epidemics around the world. There is no specific antiviral for treatment of patients infected with CHIKV, and development of compounds with significant anti-CHIKV activity that can be further developed to a practical therapy is urgently required. Andrographolide is derived from Andrographis paniculata, a herb traditionally used to treat a number of conditions including infections. This study… CONTINUE READING
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