Antiherpetic activities of sulfated polysaccharides from green algae.

  title={Antiherpetic activities of sulfated polysaccharides from green algae.},
  author={Jung-Bum Lee and Kyoko Hayashi and Masaakira Maeda and Toshimitsu Hayashi},
  journal={Planta medica},
  volume={70 9},
In order to evaluate the potency of novel antiviral drugs, 11 natural sulfated polysaccharides (SPs) from 10 green algae ( Enteromorpha compressa, Monostroma nitidum, Caulerpa brachypus, C. okamurai, C. scapelliformis, Chaetomorpha crassa, C. spiralis, Codium adhaerens, C. fragille, and C. latum) and 4 synthetic sulfated xylans (SXs) prepared from the beta-(1,3)-xylan of C. brachypus, were assayed for anti-Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) activity. Except for one from E. compressa, all SPs… CONTINUE READING