The antiviral activities of artemisinin and artesunate.

@article{Efferth2008TheAA,
  title={The antiviral activities of artemisinin and artesunate.},
  author={Thomas Efferth and Marta R Romero and Dana G. Wolf and Thomas Stamminger and Jose J. G. Marin and Manfred Marschall},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2008},
  volume={47 6},
  pages={
          804-11
        }
}
  • T. Efferth, M. Romero, M. Marschall
  • Published 15 September 2008
  • Biology, Chemistry, Medicine
  • Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Traditional Chinese medicine commands a unique position among all traditional medicines because of its 5000 years of history. Our own interest in natural products from traditional Chinese medicine was triggered in the 1990s, by artemisinin-type sesquiterpene lactones from Artemisia annua L. As demonstrated in recent years, this class of compounds has activity against malaria, cancer cells, and schistosomiasis. Interestingly, the bioactivity of artemisinin and its semisynthetic derivative… 

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