Inhibitory effect of the green tea molecule EGCG against dengue virus infection

@article{Raekiansyah2018InhibitoryEO,
  title={Inhibitory effect of the green tea molecule EGCG against dengue virus infection},
  author={Muhareva Raekiansyah and Corazon C. Buerano and Mark Anthony D. Luz and Kouichi Morita},
  journal={Archives of Virology},
  year={2018},
  volume={163},
  pages={1649-1655}
}
Dengue virus (DENV) infection is a major public health problem worldwide; however, specific antiviral drugs against it are not available. Hence, identifying effective antiviral agents for the prevention of DENV infection is important. In this study, we showed that the reportedly highly biologically active green-tea component epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) inhibited dengue virus infection regardless of infecting serotype, but no or minimal inhibition was observed with other flaviviruses… CONTINUE READING

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