Medicinal plants used in the treatment of human Immunodeficiency virus

Bahare, Salehi and Kumar, Anil N V and Sener, Bilge and Mehdi, Sharifi-Rad and Mehatp, Kilic and Mahady, Gail B and Sanja, Vlaisavljevic and Marcello, Iriti and Farzad, Kobarfard and Setzer, William N. and Ayatollahi, Seyed Abdulmajid and Athar, Ata and Javad, Sharifi-Rad (2018) Medicinal plants used in the treatment of human Immunodeficiency virus. International journal of molecular Sciences, 19 (05). 01-60. ISSN 1422-0067

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Abstract

Since the beginning of the epidemic, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has infected around 70 million people worldwide, most of whom reside is sub-Saharan Africa. There have been very promising developments in the treatment of HIV with anti-retroviral drug cocktails. However, drug resistance to anti-HIV drugs is emerging, and many people infected with HIV have adverse reactions or do not have ready access to currently available HIV chemotherapies. Thus, there is a need to discover new anti-HIV agents to supplement our current arsenal of anti-HIV drugs and to provide therapeutic options for populations with limited resources or access to currently efficacious chemotherapies. Plant-derived natural products continue to serve as a reservoir for the discovery of new medicines, including anti-HIV agents. This review presents a survey of plants that have shown anti-HIV activity, both in vitro and in vivo.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: acquired immune deficiency syndrome; phytochemistry; pharmacognosy; antiviral; drug discovery
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Chemistry
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2018 06:48
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2018 06:48
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/151451

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