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Doctors J.J. Docherty, M.M. Fu, B.S. Stiffler, R.J. Limperos, C.M. Pokabla and A.L. DeLucia from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Northeastern Ohio University’s College of Medicine released a study in 1999 that found resveratrol - an ingredient in red wine - restricts the replication of the herpes simplex virus.
The naturally occurring plant compound, resveratrol, was found to restrict the herpes simplex virus, types 1 and 2, from replicating its genetic material during human cell reproduction.
Red wine resveratrol targeted an early event in the virus replication cycle that inhibited the virus from copying itself into new, healthy cells.
Resveratrol also delayed a stage of the cell cycle, at interphase, which restricted the reactivation of the virus from latently infected cells and a major viral regulator protein.
The research suggests that resveratrol dosage plays an important antiviral role in stopping or restricting an early event in the viral cell replication cycle. This will inhibit the virus from being copied into the genetic material of new cells.