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Spirulina platensis versus silymarin in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus infection. A pilot randomized, comparative clinical trial

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Gastroenterology, April 2012
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (89th percentile)

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Title
Spirulina platensis versus silymarin in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus infection. A pilot randomized, comparative clinical trial
Published in
BMC Gastroenterology, April 2012
DOI 10.1186/1471-230x-12-32
Pubmed ID
Authors

Mostafa Yakoot, Amel Salem

Abstract

Spirulina platensis, a cynobacterium used frequently as a dietary supplement had been found to exhibit many immune-stimulating and antiviral activities. It had been found to activate macrophages, NK cells, T cells, B cells, and to stimulate the production of Interferon gamma (IFN-γ) and other cytokines. Natural substances isolated from Spirulina platensis had been found to be potent inhibitors against several enveloped viruses by blocking viral absorption/penetration and some replication stages of progeny viruses after penetration into cells. We aimed to study whether this dietary supplement possesses any therapeutically feasible activity worthy of further larger controlled clinical evaluation.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
France 1 2%
Algeria 1 2%
United States 1 2%
Netherlands 1 2%
Unknown 38 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 12 29%
Student > Master 8 19%
Student > Bachelor 7 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 10%
Other 4 10%
Other 7 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 15 36%
Medicine and Dentistry 10 24%
Unspecified 4 10%
Neuroscience 3 7%
Environmental Science 2 5%
Other 8 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 February 2018.
All research outputs
#1,301,446
of 12,654,234 outputs
Outputs from BMC Gastroenterology
#61
of 821 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#12,168
of 118,364 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Gastroenterology
#1
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