Tea polyphenolic compounds against herpes simplex viruses

Tin Chun Chu, Sandra Adams, Lee Lee

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Abstract

The constant need for novel antimicrobial treatments is driving pharmaceutical companies to scavenge many natural products. Natural compounds from plants have traditionally been known to treat microbial infections. Plant extracts have been used for centuries to heal cuts and bruises and for other medical emergencies. Several natural compounds such as cerulenin and thiolactomycin are antibacterial agents (Zhang and Rock 2004). Plant extracts have a number of low-molecular-weight metabolites. These metabolites could have arisen as an evolutionary response to microbial attacks on the plants. They serve as an important defense mechanism against pathogens and animal herbivores. If plants can prevent microbial attack, then humans could potentially use these metabolites against human pathogenic microorganisms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCancer-Causing Viruses and their Inhibitors
PublisherCRC Press
Pages321-344
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781466589780
ISBN (Print)9781466589773
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014

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Polyphenolic compounds
Tea
Simplexvirus
Metabolites
Viruses
Plant Extracts
Cerulenin
Herbivory
Contusions
Pathogens
Defense Mechanisms
Biological Products
Microorganisms
Animals
Emergencies
Molecular Weight
Molecular weight
Rocks
Anti-Bacterial Agents
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Chu, T. C., Adams, S., & Lee, L. (2014). Tea polyphenolic compounds against herpes simplex viruses. In Cancer-Causing Viruses and their Inhibitors (pp. 321-344). CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/b16780
Chu, Tin Chun ; Adams, Sandra ; Lee, Lee. / Tea polyphenolic compounds against herpes simplex viruses. Cancer-Causing Viruses and their Inhibitors. CRC Press, 2014. pp. 321-344
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