Emodin

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Emodin is a compound found in rhubarb, buckthorn, Japanese knotweed and many species of fungi.

Emodin is shown to have antiviral activity against cytomegalovirus,[1] herpes simplex,[2] Coxsackie B3,[3] and Coxsackie B4.[4]

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  1. Alam, Zohaib; Al-Mahdi, Zainab; Zhu, Yali; McKee, Zachary; Parris, Deborah S.; Parikh, Hardik I.; Kellogg, Glen E.; Kuchta, Alison; McVoy, Michael A. (February 2015), "Anti-cytomegalovirus activity of the anthraquinone atanyl blue PRL", Antiviral Research, 114: 86–95, doi:10.1016/j.antiviral.2014.12.003, ISSN 1872-9096, PMC 4289655Freely accessible, PMID 25499125 
  2. Xiong, Hai-Rong; Luo, Jun; Hou, Wei; Xiao, Hong; Yang, Zhan-Qiu (2011-01-27), "The effect of emodin, an anthraquinone derivative extracted from the roots of Rheum tanguticum, against herpes simplex virus in vitro and in vivo", Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 133 (2): 718–723, doi:10.1016/j.jep.2010.10.059, ISSN 1872-7573, PMID 21050882 
  3. http://en.cnki.com.cn/Article_en/CJFDTOTAL-ZGYA200903006.htm
  4. Liu, Zhao; Wei, Fei; Chen, Liang-Jun; Xiong, Hai-Rong; Liu, Yuan-Yuan; Luo, Fan; Hou, Wei; Xiao, Hong; Yang, Zhan-Qiu (2013-10-01), "In Vitro and in Vivo Studies of the Inhibitory Effects of Emodin Isolated from Polygonum cuspidatum on Coxsakievirus B-4", ResearchGate, 18 (10): 11842–58, doi:10.3390/molecules181011842, ISSN 1420-3049, PMID 24071990, retrieved 2016-11-09 


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