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Soy sauce molecules effectively fight HIV
05-07-2014, 10:31 PM #1
Gumby AKA Chtumby
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Quote:More than a decade after a Japanese soy sauce manufacturer said it had discovered a molecule in its sauce that could be used to fight HIV, the findings have been confirmed by university scientists.

According to a team of virologists at the University of Missouri, a flavor-enhancing molecule found in soy sauce – called EFdA – is up to 70 times more powerful than typical drugs like Tenofovir, which is often used as a first line of defense before the disease builds up a resistance.

http://rt.com/usa/157452-soy-sauce-molecules-hiv-fight/


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05-07-2014, 10:38 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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hmm.gif I wonder if this is a molecule formed during the fermentation. I have to look into it. Interesting.
05-07-2014, 10:39 PM #3
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I don't know what the hell to believe about HIV anymore... 13.gif

Too much conflicting information.
Wish one could unread things.

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05-07-2014, 10:44 PM #4
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Quote: According to the University of Missouri’s science blog, EFdA’s effectiveness was also proven in monkeys by Sarafianos and other researchers like Michael Parniak of the University of Pittsburgh and the National Institutes of Health’s Hiroaki Mitsuya. In 2012, the three researchers showed that even in animals nearing death, EFdA allowed for rapid and impressive recovery.

“These animals were so lethargic, so ill, that they were scheduled to be euthanized when EFdA was administered,” Parniak told the blog. “Within a month they were bouncing around in their cages, looking very happy and their virus load dropped to undetectable levels. That shows you the activity of the molecule; it’s so active that resistance doesn’t come in as much of a factor with it.”
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What a fantastic breakthrough, and a great find. Hopefully this will save countless lives.

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05-07-2014, 10:45 PM #5
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05-07-2014, 11:05 PM #6
Gumby AKA Chtumby
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I tried looking for more info on EFdA but it must be one of those 11 secret herbs and spices, No info to be found.


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05-07-2014, 11:09 PM #7
Gumby AKA Chtumby
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I remember reading an article about Soy sauce poisoning a while back. Lets hope no one attempts to treat themselves by consuming large quantities of Soy sauce.

Go Easy On The Soy Sauce, Bro, It Could Kill You

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/06/...d-kill-you


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05-07-2014, 11:23 PM #8
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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damned.gif What was going on in the guys head when he was gargling with soy sauce? Mmm, make breath smerr rike Chinese buffet wtf2.gif

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05-07-2014, 11:28 PM #9
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It doesn't really say if it's in the soy sauce or in the "flavor enhancer" they were experimenting with 13.gif

In 2001, a Japanese soy sauce company inadvertently discovered the EFdA molecule while trying to enhance the flavor of their product. The flavor enhancer is part of the family of compounds called “nucleoside analogues” which is very similar to existing drugs for the treatment of HIV and other viruses. EFdA samples were sent for further testing, which confirmed EFdA’s potential usefulness against HIV and started more than a decade of research.

EFdA, along with eight existing HIV drugs, is part of the class of compounds called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). NRTIs “hijack” the HIV replicating process by “tricking” building blocks inside the virus. Since EFdA appears similar to those building blocks, the virus is misled into using the imposter, which prevents HIV replication and halts the spread of the virus.

http://research.missouri.edu/news/story.php?399



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