Antiviral activity in urine is attributable to ammonium salts

S. Baron, J. Sabados, M. L. McKerlie, D. H. Coppenhaver

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Abstract

Urine exhibits antiviral activity in tissue culture against a number of viruses. We have characterized that antiviral activity in comparison with a number of antiviral substances which are known to be present in body fluids. We show here that the antiviral activity in urine cannot be due to the presence of contact-blocking virus inhibitor (CVI), or interferon. The findings support the conclusion that most of the antiviral activity in urine is qualitatively and quantitavely attributable to its content of ammonium salts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-70
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
Volume3
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1989

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Endocrinology
  • Physiology
  • Immunology
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
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Baron, S., Sabados, J., McKerlie, M. L., & Coppenhaver, D. H. (1989). Antiviral activity in urine is attributable to ammonium salts. Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents, 3(2), 67-70.

Antiviral activity in urine is attributable to ammonium salts. / Baron, S.; Sabados, J.; McKerlie, M. L.; Coppenhaver, D. H.

In: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents, Vol. 3, No. 2, 1989, p. 67-70.

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Baron, S, Sabados, J, McKerlie, ML & Coppenhaver, DH 1989, 'Antiviral activity in urine is attributable to ammonium salts', Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 67-70.
Baron, S. ; Sabados, J. ; McKerlie, M. L. ; Coppenhaver, D. H. / Antiviral activity in urine is attributable to ammonium salts. In: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents. 1989 ; Vol. 3, No. 2. pp. 67-70.
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