Antiviral activity against human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) and type 2 (HIV-2) of ethnobotanically selected Ethiopian medicinal plants.

@article{Asres2001AntiviralAA,
  title={Antiviral activity against human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) and type 2 (HIV-2) of ethnobotanically selected Ethiopian medicinal plants.},
  author={Kaleab Asres and Franz Bucar and Thomas Kartnig and Myriam Witvrouw and C Pannecouque and Eric De Clercq},
  journal={Phytotherapy research : PTR},
  year={2001},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={62-9}
}
Ethiopian medicinal plants used for the treatment of a variety of ailments including infectious diseases were screened for activity against human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) and type 2 (HIV-2). Seventy-one polar and nonpolar extracts derived from 21 plants belonging to 14 families were tested for inhibition of viral replication using HIV-1 (III(B)) and HIV-2 (ROD) strains. Selective inhibition of viral growth was assessed by the simultaneous determination of the in vitro cytotoxicity… CONTINUE READING