New plant based compounds show promise for hepatitis B

Researchers have found that certain plant-derived products may help prevent and treat hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. Proanthocyanidin (PAC) and its analogs, oolonghomobisflavanes, act by inhibiting viral entry into host cells. The life cycle of Hepatitis B Virus. Credit Dr. Graham Colm Wikipedia The investigators noted that PAC was effective even against treatment-resistant HBV strains, …

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