Skip to comments.Lipid Blocks Influenza Infection
Posted on 11/09/2011 12:07:12 PM PST by decimon
A natural lipid in the fluid lining the lungs inhibits influenza infections in both cell cultures and mouse models, according to researchers at National Jewish Health. These findings, combined with previous studies demonstrating effectiveness against respiratory syncytial virus, suggest that the molecule, known as POPG, may have broad antiviral activity.
Supplemental POPG could be an important, inexpensive and novel approach for the prevention and treatment of influenza and other respiratory virus infections, said Dennis Voelker, PhD, Professor of Medicine, and senior author in the report, published online in the American journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology.
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Is chicken soup full of this lipid?
Interesting. Hopefully it would prove workable.
If anyone has COPD check out the new drug Daliresp.
It is designed to reduce flareups as well.
would = will
I didn’t see it mentioned in the article but Science News came out with olive oil injected was the cure.
Where is this POPG found, is it extracted from an herb or manufactured with chemical compounds?
It's naturally occurring in our lungs. I don't know from where else it is derived. Other reports of this discovery state that POPG has been used on millions of premature babies to protect their lungs and apparently without adverse effect.
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