The antiviral activity of chitosan

  • Chirkov S
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Data on the inhibitory effect of chitosan on viral infections in animals, plants, and microorganisms are reviewed. The effects of the physicochemical parameters and structure of chitosan on its antiviral activity are analyzed. Possible mechanisms of the inhibitory effect of chitosan on viral infections are discussed.

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  • Animals
  • Antiviral Agents
  • Antiviral Agents: chemistry
  • Antiviral Agents: pharmacology
  • Antiviral Agents: therapeutic use
  • Bacteriophages
  • Bacteriophages: drug effects
  • Chitin
  • Chitin: analogs & derivatives
  • Chitin: chemistry
  • Chitin: pharmacology
  • Chitin: therapeutic use
  • Chitosan
  • Humans
  • Plant Viruses
  • Plant Viruses: drug effects
  • Structure-Activity Relationship
  • Virus Diseases
  • Virus Diseases: prevention & control
  • Virus Diseases: virology
  • Viruses
  • Viruses: drug effects

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  • S N Chirkov

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