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Enteroviruses - revisted

Discussion in 'Antivirals, Antibiotics and Immune Modulators' started by globalpilot, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. Hip

    Hip Senior Member

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    Not sure. I am not sure whether antioxidants would be good or bad when taken with sodium selenite.

    The study I quoted above (this one) says that the antiviral effects of sodium selenite comes from its interaction with thiols (which are sulfur compounds). The chemical reaction between sodium selenite and thiols is:

    Sodium selenite + thiol => hydrogen selenide + several selenium-containing compounds + reactive oxygen species.

    It is the hydrogen selenide produced in this reaction that is responsible for the sodium selenite toxicity. So I presume it is ether the hydrogen selenide, the selenium-containing compounds, or the reactive oxygen species produced in this reaction that has the antiviral effects.

    In the case of sodium selenite's anti-cancer effects, I believe it is the hydrogen selenide produced by taking sodium selenite that kills the cancer cells.
     
  2. knackers323

    knackers323 Senior Member

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    Very interesting thread. Any more news on this?
     
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    knackers323 Senior Member

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    Would high dose iv vitamin c be effective against enterovirus?
     
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    IVI C @ 60grams+ has been helpful in some with EV(myself included)however it is cost prohibitive. Around $200 per infusion.
     
  5. JaimeS

    JaimeS Senior Member

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    Woowwww @Hip ! This is awesome. :D
     
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    Thanks for posting this. It would be great if there was a drug already on the shelf that could have some effect.

    When I last spoke with Dr. Chia a few months back, he mentioned that two drugs companies had purchased rights to some candidate antienteroviral compounds, one that works on the 2C protein, and one that works on the 3D polymerase. He also mentioned some collaboration with the Rega Institute in Belgium, who is also working on identifying potential antienteroviral compounds.
     

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