Category Archives: Infectious Diseases

Structural Analysis for Antiviral Compounds

Structural Analysis for Antiviral Compounds (From Potential Antiviral Agents for Coronaviruses: Compounds, Herbal Products, and Drug Targets) The coronavirus main protease (M(pro)) is critical in viral gene expression (Xue et al., 2008). The viral replication through the proteolytic processing of … Continue reading

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Potential Antiviral Compounds for Coronaviruses: Tests and Screenings

Potential Antiviral Compounds for Coronaviruses: Tests and Screenings (From Potential Antiviral Agents for Coronaviruses: Compounds, Herbal Products, and Drug Targets) Some agents inhibiting coronaviral replication have been investigated (Golda and Pyrc, 2008). The potential antiviral agents include (Golda and Pyrc, … Continue reading

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Antiviral Antibodies, Immunity, and Coronaviruses

Antiviral Antibodies and Coronaviruses (From Potential Antiviral Agents for Coronaviruses: Compounds, Herbal Products, and Drug Targets) Mutations in virus-derived CD8 T-cell epitopes may abolish cytotoxic T-lymphocyte (CTL) recognition (Butler et al., 2007). The mutations may block virus clearance in coronavirus-infected … Continue reading

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Potential Antiviral Agents for SARS and Various Coronaviruses

Indomethacin for Various Coronaviruses (From Potential Antiviral Agents for Coronaviruses: Compounds, Herbal Products, and Drug Targets) Cyclopentenone cyclooxygenase (COX) metabolites have been found to be useful targets against RNA viruses (Amici et al., 2006). The COX inhibitor indomethacin (INDO) may … Continue reading

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Remdesivir and Chloroquine as Potential Broad-Spectrum Antiviral Drugs

Remdesivir As A Potential Broad-Spectrum Antiviral Drug (From Potential Antiviral Agents for Coronavirus-es: Compounds, Herbal Products, and Drug Targets) The nucleoside analogue GS-5734 (remdesivir) has been found to inhibit human and zoonotic CoVs (Agostini et al., 2018). GS-5734 may inhibit … Continue reading

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Broad-Spectrum Antiviral Drugs for Coronaviruses

Broad-Spectrum Antiviral Drugs for Coronaviruses (From Potential Antiviral Agents for Coronavirus-es: Compounds, Herbal Products, and Drug Targets) Broad-spectrum antiviral drugs may lower the vulnerability of public health systems to the coronavirus pandemic. Broad-spectrum antiviral drugs are needed to Combat the … Continue reading

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About Coronaviruses (CoVs)

About Coronaviruses (CoVs) (From Potential Antiviral Agents for Coronavirus-es: Compounds, Herbal Products, and Drug Targets) Coronaviruses (CoVs) may lead to lethal infections, but currently no effective antiviral therapeutics or vaccines are available. The pandemic of the deadly coronavirus disease 2019 … Continue reading

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Studies about Antiviral Drugs for Coronaviruses

The Antiviral Remdesivir and the Coronavirus SARS-CoV Agostini, M. L., Andres, E. L., Sims, A. C., Graham, R. L., Sheahan, T. P., Lu, X., Smith, E. C., Case, J. B., Feng, J. Y., Jordan, R., Ray, A. S., Cihlar, T., … Continue reading

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Resources for Studying the 2019-nCoV Coronavirus (COVID-19): Databases and Tools

Resources for Studying the 2019-nCoV Coronavirus (COVID-19): Databases and Tools “human coronaviruses such as …endemic human coronaviruses (HCoV) can persist on inanimate surfaces like metal, glass or plastic for up to 9 days…” From Persistence of coronaviruses on inanimate surfaces … Continue reading

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Rhizoma Anemarrhenae for Infectious Diseases, Fever, and Diabetes

[Name] Rhizoma Anemarrhenae [Chinese Name] Zhi Mu [Parts Used and Preparation] Rhizome [Flavors in Chinese Medicine] Bitter, sweet; cold [Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels] Lung, Stomach and Kidney [Actions in Chinese Medicine] The herb can clear the pathogenic Heat and Fire factors, … Continue reading

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Gypsum for Infectious Diseases, Fever, and Skin Disorders

[Name] Gypsum Fibrosum, CaSO4, Gypsum [Chinese Name] Shi Gao [Parts Used and Preparation] Gypsum (a mineral) [Flavors in Chinese Medicine] Pungent, sweet; very cold [Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels] Lung and Stomach [Actions in Chinese Medicine] The material may clear the pathogenic … Continue reading

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Fructus Arctii for Sore Throat and Skin Rashes

[Name] Fructus Arctii, Arctium lappa [Chinese Name] Niu Bang Zi [Parts Used and Preparation] Fruits [Flavors in Chinese Medicine] Pungent, bitter; cold [Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels] Lung and Stomach [Actions in Chinese Medicine] The herb may detoxify and relieve rashes and … Continue reading

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Bupleurum Root for Flu, Depression, and Fatigue

[Name] Bupleurum Root, Radix Bupleuri [Chinese Name] Chai Hu [Parts Used and Preparation] Roots [Flavors in Chinese Medicine] Bitter, pungent; slightly cold [Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels] Liver, Gallbladder, and Pericardium [Actions in Chinese Medicine] The herb can expel exogenous pathogenic factors, … Continue reading

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Pueraria Roots for Fever, Headaches, Diarrhea, and Diabetes

[Name] Pueraria Root, Radix Puerariae [Chinese Name] Ge Gen [Parts Used and Preparation] Roots [Flavors in Chinese Medicine] Sweet, pungent; cool [Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels] Spleen and Stomach [Actions in Chinese Medicine] The herb can dispel the pathogenic factors from the … Continue reading

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Chrysanthemum for flu, Headaches, and Blurred Vision

[Name] Chrysanthemum Flower, Flos Chrysanthemi [Chinese Name] Ju Hua [Parts Used and Preparation] Flowers [Flavors in Chinese Medicine] Sweet, bitter; slightly cold [Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels] Liver and Lung [Actions in Chinese Medicine] The herb can expel the pathogenic wind factor, … Continue reading

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Mulberry Leaves for Flu, Cough, and Eye Inflammation

[Name] Mulberry Leaves, Folium Mori [Chinese Name] Sang Ye [Parts Used and Preparation] Leaves [Flavors in Chinese Medicine] Sweet, bitter; cold [Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels] Lung and Liver [Actions in Chinese Medicine] The herb can expel pathogenic wind and heat factors, … Continue reading

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Peppermint for Flu, Common Cold, and Headaches

[Name] Peppermint, Herba Menthae [Chinese Name] Bo He [Parts Used and Preparation] The whole herb [Flavors in Chinese Medicine] Pungent; cool [Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels] Lung and Liver [Actions in Chinese Medicine] The herb can dispel the pathogenic wind-heat factors. It … Continue reading

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The Herb Perillae for Infectious Diseases, Flu

[Name] Perillae, Perilla frutescens [Chinese Name] Zi Su [Parts Used and Preparation] Stalks; leaves; seeds [Flavors in Chinese Medicine] Pungent; warm [Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels] Lung and Spleen [Actions in Chinese Medicine] The herb may disperse the exterior pathogenic wind and … Continue reading

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Herba Asari for Sinusitis, Pain, and Infectious Diseases

[Name] Herba Asari, Asarum heterotropoides [Chinese Name] Xi Xin [Parts Used and Preparation] Roots [Flavors in Chinese Medicine] Pungent; warm [Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels] Lung and Kidney [Actions in Chinese Medicine] The herb can expel exogenous pathogenic wind factors and dispel … Continue reading

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Dahurian Angelica Root for Common Cold, Skin Inflammation, and Pain

[Name] Dahurian Angelica Root, Radix Angelicae Dahuricae [Chinese Name] Bai Zhi [Parts Used and Preparation] Roots [Flavors in Chinese Medicine] Pungent; warm [Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels] Lung and Stomach [Actions in Chinese Medicine] The herb may relieve the exterior symptoms and … Continue reading

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Notopterygium Root for Infectious Diseases and Joint Pain

[Name] Notopterygium Root, Rhizoma seu Radix Notopterygii, Rhizoma et Radix Notopterygii, Notopterygium incisum [Chinese Name] Qiang Huo [Parts Used and Preparation] Roots and rhizomes [Flavors in Chinese Medicine] Pungent, bitter; warm [Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels] Urinary Bladder and Kidney [Actions in … Continue reading

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Ledebouriella Root for Infectious Diseases and Pain

[Name] Ledebouriella Root, Radix Ledebouriellae, Radix Saposhnikoviae [Chinese Name] Fang Feng [Parts Used and Preparation] Root [Flavors in Chinese Medicine] Pungent, sweet; slightly warm [Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels] Urinary Bladder, Liver and Spleen [Actions in Chinese Medicine] The herb may expel … Continue reading

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Schizonepeta for Infectious Diseases and Skin Disorders

[Name] Schizonepeta, Herba Schizonepetae [Chinese Name] Jing Jie [Parts Used and Preparation] Whole herb [Flavors in Chinese Medicine] Pungent; warm [Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels] Lung and Liver [Actions in Chinese Medicine] This herb may dispel the pathogenic wind factors and relieve … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Twig for Infectious Diseases, Rheumatism, and Pain

[Name] Cinnamon Twig, Cinnamon, Ramulus Cinnamomi, Cinnamomum cassia [Chinese Name] Gui Zhi [Parts Used and Preparation] Twig [Flavors in Chinese Medicine] Pungent, sweet; warm [Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels] Heart, Lung, and Urinary Bladder [Actions in Chinese Medicine] The herb may induce … Continue reading

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Ephedra for Infectious Diseases, Asthma, and Edema

[Name] Ephedra, Herba Ephedrae, Ephedra sinica Stapf [Chinese Name] Ma Huang [Parts Used and Preparation] Stem. [Flavors in Chinese Medicine] Pungent, bitter, warm [Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels] Lung and Bladder [Actions in Chinese Medicine] The herb may remove the pathogenic factors … Continue reading

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