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Table 2 Antiviral activity of aqueous extract (AqE), ethanol extract (EtOHE) and polysaccharide (LeP) of Lentinula edodes for poliovirus and bovine herpesvirus, monitored by plaque assay

From: Polysaccharide and extracts from Lentinula edodes: structural features and antiviral activity

Substances CC50a PV-1 BHV-1
   IC50b SIc IC50 SI
AqE 74.0 12.7 5.82 8.2 9.02
EtOHE 25.8 1.30 19.85 2.13 12.11
LeP > 4.0 0.19 > 21.33 0.1 > 39.21
  1. a Fifty percent cytotoxic concentration (mg/ml)
  2. b Fifty percent inhibitory concentration (mg/ml)
  3. c Selectivity index