Antiviral Activity of Human Fibroblast Interferon in Coxsackievirus B3-Infected Cultured Human Heart Cells

  • P. Kirschner
  • R. Kandolf
  • A. Canu
  • A. Heim
  • P. H. Hofschneider

Abstract

Effective antiviral chemotherapy has not yet been established in the treatment of viral heart disease. The optimal goal of antiviral treatment — to restore function to the infected cells — usually appears unattainable. A realistic goal would be to inhibit virus replication and thus prevent virus spread to as yet uninfected cells. This is achieved, in part, in many natural virus infections by the endogenous interferon (IFN) system [1, 2].

Keywords

Crystallization Agarose Corticosteroid Titration Penicillin 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Kirschner
    • 1
  • R. Kandolf
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. Canu
    • 3
  • A. Heim
    • 1
    • 2
  • P. H. Hofschneider
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Virus ResearchMax-Planck-Institut für BiochemieMartinsriedGermany
  2. 2.Department of Internal Medicine IUniversity of MunichMünchen 70Germany
  3. 3.Département de MicrobiologieUnité de Formation et de Recherche des Sciences PharmaceutiquesCaenFrance

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