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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2015, Article ID 472876, 10 pages
Research Article

The Anti-Porcine Parvovirus Activity of Nanometer Propolis Flavone and Propolis Flavone In Vitro and In Vivo

1Medicinal Engineering Department of Henan University of Animal Husbandry and Economy, Zhengzhou, Henan 450011, China
2Binzhou Animal Science & Veterinary Medicine Academy of Shandong Province, Binzhou, Shandong 256600, China
3College of Veterinary Medicine, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi 712100, China

Received 16 December 2014; Revised 9 February 2015; Accepted 11 February 2015

Academic Editor: Jae Youl Cho

Copyright © 2015 Xia Ma et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Objectives. The present study was conducted to evaluate the activity of nanometer propolis flavone (NPF) on inhibiting porcine parvovirus (PPV) in vitro and in vivo. Methods. In vitro, the effect of NPF on cellular infectivity of PPV was carried out before and after adding drug and simultaneous adding and PPV after being mixed. In vivo, the anti-PPV effect of NPF in guinea pigs was performed. Results. The results showed that NPF could significantly inhibit PPV infecting porcine kidney- (PK-) 15 cells compared with propolis flavone (PF), and the activity of NPF was the best in preadding drug pattern. NPF at high and medium doses was able to observably restrain PPV copying in lung, gonad, blood, and spleen, decrease the impact of PPV on weight of guinea pigs, and improve hemagglutination inhibition (HI) of PPV in serum. In addition, it could also increase the contents of IL-2 and IL-6 in serum after PPV challenge. Conclusion. These results indicated that NPF could significantly improve the anti-PPV activity of PF, and its high concentration possessed the best efficacy. Therefore, NPF would be expected to be exploited into a new-style antiviral drug.