Antiviral effects of saikosaponins on human coronavirus 229E in vitro.

@article{Cheng2006AntiviralEO,
  title={Antiviral effects of saikosaponins on human coronavirus 229E in vitro.},
  author={Pei-Win Cheng and Lean-Teik Ng and L P Chiang and Chun-Ching Lin},
  journal={Clinical and experimental pharmacology & physiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={33 7},
  pages={612-6}
}
1. Saikosaponins represent a group of oleanane derivatives, usually as glucosides, that are found in a number of plant families. Saikosaponins isolated from medicinal plants such as Bupleurum spp., Heteromorpha spp. and Scrophularia scorodonia have been reported to possess various biological activities, specifically antihepatitis, antinephritis, antihepatoma, anti-inflammation, immunomodulation and antibacterial effects. 2. The aim of the present study was to examine the anticoronaviral… CONTINUE READING