Chinese herbal medicines as a source of molecules with anti-enterovirus 71 activity

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Abstract

Enterovirus 71 (EV71) is one of the causative agents of hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD), which sometimes leads to severe neurological disease and death in the Asia-Pacific region. In Chinese medicine, HFMD is caused mainly by an accumulation of damp-heat and toxicity in the body. No effective drugs are currently available for the treatment and prevention of EV71 infection. This review summarizes the potential Chinese herbal extracts and isolated compounds with antiviral activity against EV71 and their clinical applications, especially those categorized as heat-clearing and detoxifying.

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Wang, M., Tao, L., & Xu, H. (2016, January 28). Chinese herbal medicines as a source of molecules with anti-enterovirus 71 activity. Chinese Medicine (United Kingdom). BioMed Central Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13020-016-0074-0

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