Ameliorating Effect of Dietary Xylitol on Human Respiratory Syncytial Virus (hRSV) Infection.

@article{Xu2016AmelioratingEO,
  title={Ameliorating Effect of Dietary Xylitol on Human Respiratory Syncytial Virus (hRSV) Infection.},
  author={Mei Ling Xu and Ga Ram Wi and Hyoung Jin Kim and Hong-Jin Kim},
  journal={Biological & pharmaceutical bulletin},
  year={2016},
  volume={39 4},
  pages={
          540-6
        }
}
Human respiratory syncytial virus (hRSV) is the most common cause of bronchiolitis and pneumonia in infants. The lack of proper prophylactics and therapeutics for controlling hRSV infection has been of great concern worldwide. Xylitol is a well-known sugar substitute and its effect against bacteria in the oral cavity is well known. However, little is known of its effect on viral infections. In this study, the effect of dietary xylitol on hRSV infection was investigated in a mouse model for the… CONTINUE READING

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