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Immunomodulaton and attenuation of lethal influenza A virus infection by oral administration with KI

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Ecoclimber, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. Ecoclimber

    Ecoclimber Senior Member

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    Antiviral Res. 2013 Jun;98(3):386-93. doi: 10.1016/j.antiviral.2013.04.006. Epub 2013 Apr 13.
    Immunomodulaton and attenuation of lethal influenza A virus infection by oral administration with KIOM-C.
    Kim EH, Pascua PN, Song MS, Baek YH, Kwon HI, Park SJ, Lim GJ, Kim SM, Decano A, Lee KJ, Cho WK, Ma JY, Choi YK.
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    College of Medicine and Medical Research Institute, Chungbuk National University, 12 Gaeshin-Dong Henugduk-Ku, Cheongju 361-763, Republic of Korea.
    Abstract

    Herbal medicine is used to treat many conditions such as asthma, eczema, premenstrual syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, migraine, headaches, menopausal symptoms, chronic fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, cancer, and viral infections such as influenza. In this study, we investigated the antiviral effect of KIOM-C for the treatment of influenza A virus infection. Our results show that oral administration of KIOM-C conferred a survival benefit to mice infected with the 2009 pandemic H1N1 [A(H1N1)pdm09] virus, and resulted in a 10- to 100-fold attenuation of viral replication in ferrets in a dose-dependent manner. Additionally, oral administration of KIOM-C increased the production of antiviral cytokines, including IFN-γ and TNF-α, and decreased levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines (IL-6) and chemokines (KC, MCP-1) in the Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) of A(H1N1)pdm-infected mice. These results indicate that KIOM-C can promote clearance of influenza virus in the respiratory tracts of mice and ferrets by modulating cytokine production in hosts. Taken together, our results suggest that KIOM-C is a potential therapeutic compound mixture for the treatment of influenza virus infection in humans.
    Copyright © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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  2. maryb

    maryb Senior Member

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    Wow......someone please try it on herpes viruses.
  3. Hip

    Hip Senior Member

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    Odd that there is so little information about KIOM-C online. It took me a while just to find the full name: KIOM stands for the Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, and KIOM-C appears to be a herbal medicine (but I could not find any details about its ingredients).

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