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Natural tannins as anti-SARS-CoV-2 compounds.
Wang, Shao-Chun; Chou, I-Wen; Hung, Mien-Chie.
  • Wang SC; Graduate Institute of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan, 40402.
  • Chou IW; Center for Molecular Medicine, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, 40447.
  • Hung MC; Research Center for Cancer Biology, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan, 40402.
Int J Biol Sci ; 18(12): 4669-4676, 2022.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1897097
ABSTRACT
Tannins are polyphenols enriched in wood, bark, roots, leaves, seeds and fruits of a variety of plants. Over the last two decades, there has been an increasing interest in understanding the biological functions of tannins and their applications as antioxidants, anticancer drugs, and food additives. Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, much effort has been devoted to finding an expedient cure. Tannins have been put forward as having possible anti-COVID-19 properties; however, owing to the profuse nature of the structurally diverse derivatives of tannins, the tannin species in the family associated with an indication of anti-COVID-19 have been poorly defined, compounded by frequent terminology misnomers. This article reviews the tannin family in fruits and the current knowledge about the activities of the compounds with regard to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). It will aid molecular and cellular biologists in developing natural anti-viral chemicals as means of overcoming the current and future pandemics.
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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 Limits: Humans Language: English Journal: Int J Biol Sci Journal subject: Biology Year: 2022 Document Type: Article

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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 Limits: Humans Language: English Journal: Int J Biol Sci Journal subject: Biology Year: 2022 Document Type: Article