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Antiviral Properties of Caffeic Acid Phenethyl Ester and Its Potential Application

Hacı Kemal Erdemli, Sumeyya Akyol, Ferah Armutcu, Omer Akyol.

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Abstract
Caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) is found in variety of plants and well known active ingredient of the honeybee propolis. CAPE showed anti-inflammatory, anticarcinogenic, antimitogenic, antiviral and immunomodulatory properties in several studies. The beneficial effects of CAPE on different health issues attracted scientists to make more studies on CAPE. Specifically, the anti-viral effects of CAPE and its molecular mechanisms may reveal the important properties of virus-induced diseases. CAPE and its targets may have important roles to design new therapeutics and understand the molecular mechanisms of virus related diseases. In this mini-review, we summarize the antiviral effects of CAPE under the light of medical and chemical literature.

Key words: Caffeic acid phenethyl ester, antiviral effect, CAPE-like compounds



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