Inhibition of Herpesvirus Replication by Marine Algae Extracts

  title={Inhibition of Herpesvirus Replication by Marine Algae Extracts},
  author={E. Frank Deig and D. W. Ehresmann and Melvin T. Hatch and D J Riedlinger},
  journal={Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy},
  pages={524 - 525}
Extracts from two species of marine red algae, Cryptosyphonia woodii and Farlowia mollis, specifically inhibited herpes simplex virus replication in vitro. 

Antibacterial and anticancer activity of seaweeds and bacteria associated with their surface

An attempt is made to evaluate the phytochemical properties of the phytonutrients present in the response of E.coli to bleach, which has the potential to provide clues to the origin of infectious disease and the search for new antibiotics.


Members of Rhodophyta contained substance(s) which caused greater than a 2 log reduction in the infectivity of herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2, and anti‐Coxsackie Bs virus activity was detected in extracts of Constantinea simplex Setchell.

Antiherpes Virus Effect of the Red Marine Alga Polysiphonia denudata

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The water extract from the red marine alga Polysiphonia denudata (Dillwyn) Kütz selectively inhibited the reproduction of herpes virus type 1 and type 2 in cell cultures as shown by the reduction of virusinduced cytopathic effect and viral infectivity.

Biological activity in Macrocystis pyrifera from Argentina: sodium alginate, fucoidan and laminaran. III: Antiviral activity

Of the marine algal polysaccharides, only agar and carrageenan, both extracted from Rhodophyta, have been reported to inhibit the growth of viruses belonging to Orthomyxoviridae (influenza),

Antiretroviral activity in a marine red alga: reverse transcriptase inhibition by an aqueous extract of Schizymenia pacifica

The aqueous extract from the marine red alga, Schizymenia pacifica, inhibited reverse transcriptase from both mammalian retroviruses but showed almost no effect, if any, on the activity of cellular DNA polymerase alpha and RNA polymerase II in vitro.

Antiviral Activity of Extracts from Marine Algae

The prophylactic but not therapeutic antiviral activity of these preparations seriously limits their potential use in human herpes simplex virus infections.

Antiviral Activity of Extracts from Marine Algaet

The prophylactic but not therapeutic antiviral activity of these preparations seriously limits their potential use in human herpes simplex virus infections.

Antibacterial activity of extracts of six macroalgae from the northeastern brazilian coast

Hexane, chloroform and ethanol extracts of six marine macroalgae from North Ceara coast (Northeast Brazil) were evaluated for antibacterial activity by the single disk method and best results were shown by the hexane extracts of Amansia multifida against enteric Gram-negative strains.

Antiviral activity of the green marine alga Ulva fasciata on the replication of human metapneumovirus.

The results demonstrated that the majority of the extracts possess virucidal activity and therefore have the ability to interact with the extracellular viral particles and prevent the infection.




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This paper describes some of the studies with a very active inhibitor of viral and bacterial neuraminidases, obtained from kelp meal, that have been found to inhibit multiplication of influenza viruses in embryonated eggs.


The interest in this class of viral inhibitors originated from a study of the behavior of two plaque-size mutants of encephalomyocarditis (EMC) virus, and it became evident that the sulfated polysaccharide in agar, as well as other polyanions, affected a large number of animal viruses.

Preparation of Buffers for Use in Enzyme Studies

Marine pharmaceuticals.

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Protective effect of seaweed extracts for chicken embryos infected with influenza B or mumps NOTES 525 virus

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