Immunomodulatory properties of quercetin-3-O-α-L-rhamnopyranoside from Rapanea melanophloeos against influenza a virus

  title={Immunomodulatory properties of quercetin-3-O-α-L-rhamnopyranoside from Rapanea melanophloeos against influenza a virus},
  author={P. Mehrbod and M. A. Abdalla and F. Fotouhi and M. Heidarzadeh and A. Aro and J. Eloff and L. McGaw and F. Fasina},
  journal={BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine},
  • P. Mehrbod, M. A. Abdalla, +5 authors F. Fasina
  • Published 2018
  • Medicine, Biology
  • BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • BackgroundInfluenza infection is a major public health threat. The role of influenza A virus-induced inflammatory response in severe cases of this disease is widely recognized. Drug resistance and side effects of chemical treatments have been observed, resulting in increased interest in alternative use of herbal medications for prophylaxis against this infection.The South African medicinal plant, Rapanea melanophloeos (RM) (L.) Mez of the family Myrsinaceae was selected owing to its traditional… CONTINUE READING
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