Antiviral activity of the high-molecular-weight plant polysaccharides (Panavir®)

Int J Biol Macromol. 2020 Jun 11;161:936-938. doi: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2020.06.031. Online ahead of print.


This short report is dedicated to the description of the wide antiviral and antibacterial activity of the immune-modulating agent Panavir®. Panavir® is a high-molecular-weight fraction of the polysaccharides extracted from the shoots of the Solanum tuberosum. It demonstrates activity against many types of viruses, including animal coronavirus and also against bacterial infections. These properties look very promising considering the COVID-19 epidemy and allow propose that Panavir® would be effective in the therapy of the SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Keywords: Antiviral activity; COVID-19; Immune modulator.