Antiviral activity of Spirulina maxima against herpes simplex virus type 2.

@article{HernndezCorona2002AntiviralAO,
  title={Antiviral activity of Spirulina maxima against herpes simplex virus type 2.},
  author={Armida Hern{\'a}ndez-Corona and Irma Nieves and Mariana Meckes and Germ{\'a}n Chamorro and Blanca Lilia Barr{\'o}n},
  journal={Antiviral research},
  year={2002},
  volume={56 3},
  pages={279-85}
}
Spirulina has been used in a variety of practical applications in biotechnology and medical sciences. This paper presents the antiviral activity found in a hot water extract (HWE) of a commercial preparation of Spirulina maxima, studied by a microplate inhibition assay, using several viruses. The HWE inhibited the infection for: herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), pseudorabies virus (PRV), human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), and HSV-1, and the 50% effective inhibition doses (ED(50)) were 0.069, 0… CONTINUE READING

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