Inhibition of respiratory syncytial virus replication and virus-induced p38 kinase activity by berberine.


Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes severe lower respiratory tract infection and poses a major public health threat worldwide. No effective vaccines or therapeutics are currently available; berberine, an isoquinoline alkaloid from various medicinal plants, has been shown to exert antiviral and several other biological effects. Recent studies have shown… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.intimp.2015.04.045