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Banlec And Aids

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Treatment Action Group

Bananas Over BanLec

A study just published in the Journal of Biochemistry has generated a great deal of press coverage because it reports that a compound derived from bananas can inhibit HIV in a lab dish. The substance, a banana lectin known as BanLec, was first... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

How Bananas Could Help Prevent the Spread of HIV

A natural chemical in bananas could inhibit HIV infection and play a role in future drug applications, investigators report in a new preliminary study. Researchers knew that a banana-derived lectin, or protein, called BanLec, binds to certain... Read more »
TheBody.com

HIV News & Views, March 25, 2010

HIV News & Views, March 25, 2010 March 25, 2010 Breaking News at TheBody.com News & Views Library Change/Update Subscription On the Personal Side HIV Treatment & Health Issues HIV in the... Read more »
Ask the Experts

banlec

hola doctor! he leido que el platano contiene banlec ( creo k es una proteina)capaz de paralizar al virus del vih. hasta k punto puede ser verdad. podremos empezar a comer platanos mas de lo habitual o esto interferira en el resultado de los...
Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Response from Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Frascino Medical Group
Hola,Un estudio que se public en el "Journal of Biochemistry" (Journal de Bioqumica) dio a conocer que un compuesto derivado de pltanos puede inhibir el VIH en el laboratorio. Es una lectina llamada Banlec y fue descubierta hace 20 aos.... Read more »

WORRIED PATIENT: BANLEC AND HIV

HI, HAPPY NEW YEAR DOCTOR,PLEASE READ THE ARTICLE WHICH STATES THE EFFECT OF A BANANA LECTIN TO PREVENT HIV TRANSMISSION BY BLOCKING GP120. http://www.jbc.org/content/285/12/8646.full.pdf+htmlCAN THE SAME MOLECULE INCREASE CD4 COUNT IN HIV POSITIVE...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for the article.The study reported that in the test tube, this product of the banana can block HIV attaching to the t cell. They want to use it as a microbicide, which means it would be applied in a gel to the vaginal lining (or possible the... Read more »

banana and hiv

Doctor Bob what do you think about using squeeze banana as lubricant since scientist found something that can kill hiv in banana, in short rubbing banana on condom to reduce risk in case of breakage.tugurun...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,There has always been something appealing (pun intended) about a banana-flavored condom. However, using squished banana on a condom as a lubricant will not help prevent HIV. Research into Ban-Lec, the banana-derived protein that may help block... Read more »

Lectinas contra el VIH

Hola Dr. Steven, hoy le acerca de un interesante descubrimiento que hicieron cientficos de la Universidad de Michigan sobre las propiedades de las lectinas de los platanos o bananas contra el VIH. De hecho tales propiedades son tan potentes que las...
Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Response from Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Frascino Medical Group
Hola,Gracias por tu pregunta y por sealarnos este informe. En resumen, un estudio que se acaba de publicar en el "Journal of Biochemistry" (Journal de Bioqumica) dio a conocer que un compuesto derivado de pltanos puede inhibir el VIH en el... Read more »