29 August 2014

Mangosteen and the Ebola Virus

“HSPA5 is an essential host factor for the Ebola virus. (It's been identified as an ebolavirus-associated host protein.) As it turns out, EGCG seems to inhibit HSPA5, the chaperone protein essential for Ebola virus infection. Both in vitro ...and in vivo gene targeting impaired viral replication and protected animals in a lethal infection model.“

I would like to emphasise that mangosteen juice will not offer protection against Ebola, but it is good to be armed with such a powerful natural inhibitor. Mangosteen is a great health drink, and one that the whole family can enjoy.