Antiviral activity of Primula longipes extracts against baculovirus

KATI H., ERTÜRK Ö., Demirbag Z. , Belduz A. O.

BIOLOGIA, cilt.56, sa.6, ss.633-636, 2001 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 56 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2001
  • Dergi Adı: BIOLOGIA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.633-636


In this study, extracts obtained from Primula longipes Freyn and Sint plant are reported to have antiviral effects against Autographa californica nuclear polyhedrosis virus, a baculovirus, in cell culture. We have assessed the antiviral activity of extracts prepared in ethanol. The used concentrations of root and stem extracts obtained from P. longipes plant were 200 mug/mL, whereas, the used concentration of leaf extract was 20 mug/mL. We determined that extract obtained from leaf has higher antiviral effect, and it causes 66% decrease of the virus concentration. The results suggest that a major mechanism of inhibition of baculovirus infection by Primula extracts is through interference with gene expression.