Antiviral activity of maca (Lepidium meyenii) against human influenza virus

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Del Valle Mendoza, Juana; Pumarola, Tomàs; Alzamora Gonzales, Libertad; Del Valle, Luis J.;
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Journal: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine, volume 7, pages S415-S420 (issn: 1995-7645)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/s1995-7645(14)60268-6
  • Subject: Maca | Influenza virus flu | :Enginyeria química [Àrees temàtiques de la UPC] | Antiviral agents | Maca (Plant) | Influenza virus | Medicine(all) | Antiviral activity | Lepidium meyenii | Virus | Flu

Objective: To investigate antiviral activity of maca to reduce viral load in kidney (MDCK) cells infected with influenza type A and B viruses (Flu-A and MFalud-inB-, Dreasrpbeyc ctiavneilny)e. Methods: Maca were extracted with methanol (1:2, v/v). The cell viability and... View more