Echinacea extracts modulate the production of multiple transcription factors in uninfected cells and rhinovirus-infected cells.

@article{Sharma2006EchinaceaEM,
  title={Echinacea extracts modulate the production of multiple transcription factors in uninfected cells and rhinovirus-infected cells.},
  author={Mehul A Sharma and John T Arnason and James Bradley Hudson},
  journal={Phytotherapy research : PTR},
  year={2006},
  volume={20 12},
  pages={1074-9}
}
Extracts of Echinacea purpurea are widely used for the prevention and treatment of common colds, coughs, bronchitis and other upper respiratory infections, many of which are caused by rhinoviruses (RVs). Recent reports have indicated that rhinoviruses can stimulate the release of various pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines from cultured nasal and bronchial human epithelial cells, and several transcription factors (TFs) have been implicated in this process. The effects of Echinacea… CONTINUE READING