Plant originated anti-HIV compounds Bi̇tki̇sel kaynakli anti-HIV bi̇leşi̇kler


KONUKLUGİL B. , Bahadir Ö.

Ankara Universitesi Eczacilik Fakultesi Dergisi, vol.32, no.1, pp.55-92, 2003 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Title of Journal : Ankara Universitesi Eczacilik Fakultesi Dergisi
  • Page Numbers: pp.55-92
  • Keywords: AIDS, Anti-HIV activity

Abstract

AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) that has been known since 1980's, is a pandemic immunosupressive disease and HIV (Human Immunadeficiency Virus) is identified as the primary cause of this disease. Although, several natural and synthetic compounds were detected to possess anti-HIV activity, only a few of them are licensed for clinical use. One of the approaches on the investigation of the compounds with anti-HIV activity is to investigate the medicinal plants. Numerous compounds isolated from plant sources were shown to possess anti-HIV activity. The current review describes the anti-HIV active natural compounds isolated from various plant sources.