Elderberry flavonoids bind to and prevent H1N1 infection in vitro.

  title={Elderberry flavonoids bind to and prevent H1N1 infection in vitro.},
  author={Bill Roschek and Ryan C Fink and Matthew D McMichael and Dan Li and Randall S. Alberte},
  volume={70 10},
A ionization technique in mass spectrometry called Direct Analysis in Real Time Mass Spectrometry (DART TOF-MS) coupled with a Direct Binding Assay was used to identify and characterize anti-viral components of an elderberry fruit (Sambucus nigra L.) extract without either derivatization or separation by standard chromatographic techniques. The elderberry extract inhibited Human Influenza A (H1N1) infection in vitro with an IC(50) value of 252+/-34 microg/mL. The Direct Binding Assay… CONTINUE READING
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