Oxymatrine is an alkaloid extracted from Sophora spp. It has shown antifibrotic and neuroprotective properties, and in the last five years has been studied for its anti-HBV activity. Its antiviral properties were studied due to its use in traditional Chinese medicine. It is very similar in structure to Matrine (M075).
|Mechanism of Action||The antiviral mode of action of oxymatrine has not yet been proven, though there have been multiple studies.|
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