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Title: Polyanion inhibitors of human immunodeficiency virus and other viruses. 6. Micelle-like anti-HIV polyanionic compounds based on a carbohydrate core
Authors: Leydet, A ×
Jeantet-Segonds, C
Bouchitté, C
Moullet, C
Boyer, B
Roque, J P
Witvrouw, Myriam
Este, J
Snoeck, Robert
Andrei, Graciela
De Clercq, Erik #
Issue Date: Jan-1997
Series Title: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry vol:40 issue:3 pages:350-6
Abstract: A new class of polyanionic compounds, inhibitors of human immunodeficiency virus, was obtained from radical addition of mercapto acid or mercapto ester on a perallylated carbohydrate under UV irradiation with a catalytic amount of AIBN. Unlike the polyanions that we have previously prepared by polymerization reactions, the compounds are structurally well defined. Polyanions bearing 16 carboxylate groups showed a 50% inhibitory concentration (IC50) of 0.1-4.1 micrograms/mL against HIV-1 in MT-4 cells while not being toxic to the host cells at concentrations up to 125 micrograms/mL. The most potent polyanions also proved active against human cytomegalovirus at concentrations of 1-14 micrograms/mL. No activity was observed against any of the other viruses tested (i.e., herpes simplex virus, vesicular stomatitis virus, Sindbis, Semliki forest, parainfluenza-3, Junin, Tacaribe, Coxsackie B4, polio-1, reo-1, or vaccinia virus).
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ISSN: 0022-2623
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Virology and Chemotherapy (Rega Institute)
Molecular Virology and Gene Therapy
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