Antiviral action of red algae-derived Carrageenans in case of experimental Hunt virus infection

27 May 2011
Written by Maksema I.G., Kompanets G.G., Barabanova A.O., Ermak I.M., Slonova R.A.

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The authors have studied antiviral action of Kappa type carrageenan and Lambda type carrageenan derived from Chondrus armatus algae in vitro during experimental Hunt virus infection and found out evident virus‑inhibiting action, given the high concentrations of Carrageenan of up to 1000–2000 mkg/ml. Given the lower concentrations (500 mkg/ml), the antiviral effects varied very much. In case of high levels, the Carrageenans were of low efficiency to inhibit viral reproduction during preliminary treatment with Vero E6 cells.

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I.G. Maksema, G.G. Kompanets, R.A. Slonova
Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology of the Siberian Brach of Russian Academy of Medical Sciences (1 Selskaya St. Vladivostok 690087 Russian Federation)
A.O. Barabanova, I.M. Ermak
Pacific Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Far Eastern Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences (159 100 Year Anniversary of Vladivostok Av. Vladivostok 690022 Russian Federation)

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