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Abstract Title:

Avocado (Persea americana) fruit extract (2R,4R)-1,2,4-trihydroxyheptadec-16-yne inhibits dengue virus replication via upregulation of NF-κB-dependent induction of antiviral interferon responses.

Abstract Source:

Sci Rep. 2019 Jan 23 ;9(1):423. Epub 2019 Jan 23. PMID: 30674997

Abstract Author(s):

Yu-Hsuan Wu, Chin-Kai Tseng, Ho-Cheng Wu, Chih-Ku Wei, Chun-Kuang Lin, Ih-Sheng Chen, Hsun-Shuo Chang, Jin-Ching Lee

Article Affiliation:

Yu-Hsuan Wu

Abstract:

Dengue virus (DENV) caused millions of infections around the world annually. Co-infection with different serotypes of DENV is associated with dengue hemorrhagic shock syndrome, leading to an estimate of 50% death rate. No approved therapies are currently available for the treatment of DENV infection. Hence, novel anti-DENV agents are urgently needed for medical therapy. Here we demonstrated that a natural product (2 R,4 R)-1,2,4-trihydroxyheptadec-16-yne (THHY), extracted from avocado (Persea americana) fruit, can inhibit DENV-2 replication in a concentration-dependent manner and efficiently suppresses replication of all DENV serotypes (1-4). We further reveal that the NF-κB-mediated interferon antiviralresponse contributes to the inhibitory effect of THHY on DENV replication. Using a DENV-infected ICR suckling mouse model, we found that THHY treatment caused an increased survival rate among mice infected with DENV. Collectively, these findings support THHY as a potential agent to control DENV infection.

Study Type : In Vitro Study
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Pharmacological Actions : Antiviral Agents : CK(1307) : AC(596)

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