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Inhibition of lentivirus replication by aqueous extracts of Prunella vulgaris

Melinda A Brindley1, Mark P Widrlechner2, Joe-Ann McCoy25, Patricia Murphy3, Cathy Hauck3, Ludmila Rizshsky4, Basil Nikolau4 and Wendy Maury1*

Author Affiliations

1 Dept. Microbiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA

2 US Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service, North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station (MPW), Ames, IA 50011, USA

3 Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA

4 Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA

5 Bent Creek Institute/NCSU, The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC 28806-9315, USA

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Virology Journal 2009, 6:8  doi:10.1186/1743-422X-6-8

Published: 20 January 2009

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Supplementary figure 1. Water extracts of P. vulgaris inhibit lentiviral infectivity with low cell toxicity.

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