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ANTI- HIV DRUGS FROM NATURAL SOURCES

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Author(s): Indranil Kumar Yadav

Journal: Pharma Research
ISSN 0975-8216

Volume: 01;
Issue: 01;
Start page: 93;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: AIDS | NATURAL ANTI- HIV DRUGS | HIV

ABSTRACT
Anti-HIV agents are urgently required due to global and widespread infection of HIV/aids. Most of the clinically useful anti HIV agents are nucleosides but their use is limited owing to their severe toxicity, adverse effect and emergence of drug resistance. This has driven many scientists to look for new anti retroviral with better efficiency safety and affordability. There are several natural products, mostly of plant origin have been shown to possess promising activities that could assist in prevention and control of disease. The natural products that have potent anti-HIV activities were reviewed in this article. these compounds, isolated mainly from medicinal plants have been classified as alkaloids, coumarine, phenolics, proteins, sugars, flavanoids etc. the aim of this review is to report new discoveries and updates pertaining to anti HIV natural products.

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