New York, May 8 ANI | 3 months ago

A new study has revealed that a molecule in soy sauce may help treating HIV.


According to the scientists, the molecule, EFdA, which is molecule used to enhance the flavors of soy sauce, may prevent HIV patients from becoming quickly resistant to drug therapies, the New York Post reported.

Stefan Sarafianos, one of the researchers at University of Missouri School of Medicine, said that patients who are treated for HIV infections with Tenofovir, eventually develop resistance to the drugs that prevent an effective or successful defense against the virus,.

The scientists said that the molecule is less likely to cause resistance in HIV patients because it is more readily activated and is less quickly broken down by the body as similar existing drugs.

(Posted on 08-05-2014)