alexa Screening Of Medicinal Brazilian Plants To Use As Anitiviral Compound | 14402
ISSN: 2327-5162

Alternative & Integrative Medicine
Open Access

OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

International Conference and Exhibition on Traditional & Alternative Medicine
December 09-11, 2013 Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Hyderabad, India

Alzira Batista Cecilio
Accepted Abstracts: Altern Integ Med
DOI: 10.4172/2327-5162.S1.004
Abstract
For decades, researches have been seeking in obtaining new drugs though the knowledge gained by popular medicine. Phytotherapy is spread in some regions of Brazil, being sometimes the only alternative for treatment. In this scenario, there is growing interest in the search for novel compounds. Despite the advances made with synthetic products, natural medicine is a valuable field of research, since the biodiversity is the source of a wide range of bioactive molecules. It is known that secondary metabolites have a wide spectrum of biological activities, including potential antiviral and antiparasitic effect. Estimates suggest that 70% of drugs for infectious diseases and 67% of anticancer are either natural products or derived from them. Natural products, either pure compounds or as standardized plant extracts, provide unlimited opportunities for the development of new leads. The chemical composition of most Brazilian plants is still unknown, representing a potential to be exploited. An ethno pharmacological approach was chosen for screening extracts derived from plants used in traditional medicine to treat diseases such as rotavirus and dengue virus infections. In this study, ethanolic crude extracts from 14 medicinal species of 8 different botanical families were studied to detect antiviral activity. The complete viral inhibition was observed only with the crude extract of some of the plants selected. When fractioned all the fractions obtained showed lower antiviral activity than the crude extract. This result suggests that more than one compound are involved in the observed antiviral activity in a synergic effect.
Biography
Alzira Batista Cecilio has a degree in Biological Sciences from the Catholic University of Minas Gerais, Master?s and Ph.D. in Biological Sciences (Microbiology) from the Federal University of Minas Gerais and p?st-doc in Health Science from Research Center Ren? Rachou. She is currently Assistant Professor at the Pontificia Catholic University of Minas Gerais and researcher at Funda??o Ezequiel Dias. Has experience in the area of Microbiology with emphasis on Virology and Molecular Diagnostics, mainly in the following topics: dengue virus, transovarial transmission, diagnosis and molecular detection, use of biodiversity products as antiviral, RNAi, production of recombinant protein and monoclonal antibodies.
image PDF   |   image HTML
 

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2018-19
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri & Aquaculture Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Clinical Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Food & Nutrition Journals

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics & Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Materials Science Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Nursing & Health Care Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

Ann Jose

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

 
© 2008- 2018 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version