Antiviral substance from silkworm faeces: purification and its chemical characterization.

@article{Hiraki1997AntiviralSF,
  title={Antiviral substance from silkworm faeces: purification and its chemical characterization.},
  author={Akihiro Hiraki and Masae Yukawa and Jeman Kim and Satoshi Ueda},
  journal={Biological & pharmaceutical bulletin},
  year={1997},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={547-55}
}
In a previous paper, we reported that an extract of silkworm faeces has a marked antiviral activity on enveloped viruses, but not on a non-enveloped virus, and we showed that it inhibits the synthesis of a viral specific gene of HVJ (Sendai virus) without affecting the viral adsorption and entry into the host cell. In this paper, we accomplished the purification of an antiviral active substance by extraction of a hydrophobic substance and thin layer chromatography. The active substance was… CONTINUE READING