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Is Synthesis of Prostratin a Potential Game Changer for Anti-Viral Treatment?

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  1. Wally

    Wally Senior Member

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    Published on Sept. 9, 2013 by Mail Online, article written by Ellie Zolfagharifard. See full article at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/a...s-create-antiviral-drug-bark-mamala-tree.html
     
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    Fascinating, esp. this part which is applicable potentially to those with ongoing viral-related ME/CFS:

    Dr. Chia has said the entero viruses are in all the tissues -- wonder if it would work the same way for those as well?
     
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    It also made me wonder about viruses like herpesviruses which have been found hidden away in bone marrow. Could this type of treatment work to flush out latent viruses hiding out in places that have been proven to be very difficult to find using traditional testing methods?
     
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  4. maryb

    maryb iherb code TAK122

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    Anyone on for a trip to Samoa I'm getting desperae?!!!
     
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  5. Sparrowhawk

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    May not have to go to Samoa, just see if we can get the seeds and grow our own! I know several people doing this with Moringa (sp?).
     
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    Wender’s group has synthesized a substance called bryostatin, a chemical that occurs naturally in sea creatures called bryzoans.

    “Bryostatin has shown great promise in laboratory experiments as the basis for development of potentially transformative medicines for cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and the eradication of HIV/AIDS,” Wender said. “However, its limited supply from natural sources has slowed research, and as with prostratin, it was not evolved in nature for modern therapeutic use. We have overcome both the supply and performance barriers by designing simpler and thus more readily synthesized analogs of bryostatin — over 100 of them so far. When tested in various assays related to HIV/AIDS eradication, these analogs are up to 1,000-fold more potent in flushing HIV out of its hiding places than prostratin. Much needs to be done, but we are on a promising trajectory.”

    http://www.foodexposed.co.za/nature-contains-cure-for-most-of-todays-diseases/
     

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