Anti-HIV activity of some natural phenolics

MOHAMED AMIN EL-ANSARI, LAMYAA FAWZY IBRAHIM, MOHAMED SHARAF

Abstract

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is an immunosuppressive disease caused by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The urgent need for searching novel anti-HIV/AIDS medicines is a global concern. So far, a lot of medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs) have been analyzed to select those that could assist in the prevention and/or amelioration of the disease. Among biologically active compounds present in these plants, one of the most promising group are phenolics. The purpose of this article was to report anti- HIV activity of selected phenolic compounds of plant origin.
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