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Abstract Title:

Studies of Antiviral Activity and Cytotoxicity of Wrightia tinctoria and Morinda citrifolia.

Abstract Source:

Indian J Pharm Sci. 2009 Nov;71(6):670-2. PMID: 20376221

Abstract Author(s):

P Selvam, N Murugesh, M Witvrouw, E Keyaerts, J Neyts

Article Affiliation:

Arulmigu Kalasalingam College of Pharmacy, Anand Nagar, Krishnankoil, 626 190, India.

Abstract:

Different extracts of leaf parts of Wrightia tinctoria and fruit powder of Morinda citrifolia have been studied against replication of HIV-1(IIIB) in MT-4 cells and HCV in Huh 5.2 cells. Chloroform extract of Wrightia tinctoria exhibited a maximum protection of 48% against the cytopathic effect of HIV-1(IIIB) in MT-4 cells. Fruit juice of Morinda citrifolia exhibited a displayed marked cytotoxic activity in lymphocyte (MT-4) cells (CC50: 0.19 mg/ml). The 50% effective concentration for inhibition of HCV subgenomic replicon replication in Huh 5-2 cells by Morinda citrifolia was 0.98 mug/ml and by chloroform extract of Wrightia tinctoria was 10 mug/ml. The concentration that reduced the growth of exponentially proliferating Huh 5-2 cells by 50% was greater than 50 mug/ml.

Study Type : In Vitro Study

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