Title: Efficacy of (S)-HPMPA against thymidine kinase-deficient herpes simplex virus-keratitis
Authors: Maudgal, P C ×
De Clercq, Erik
Huyghe, P #
Issue Date: Apr-1996
Series Title: Investigative ophthalmology & visual science vol:28 issue:2 pages:243-8
Abstract: A new acyclic adenosine analogue, (S)-9-(3-hydroxy-2-phosphonylmethoxypropyl)adenine [(S)-HPMPA], was evaluated for its efficacy in the topical treatment of experimental keratitis caused by the thymidine kinase-positive (TK+) and thymidine kinase-deficient (TK-) herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) strains. In the treatment of TK+ HSV-1 keratitis, 0.2% (S)-HPMPA eyedrops were as effective as the reference compounds, 0.2% (E)-5-(2-bromovinyl)-2'-deoxyuridine (BVDU) and 0.2% 5-(2-chloroethyl)-2'-deoxy-uridine (CEDU) eyedrops. The three compounds produced a statistically significant healing effect, as compared with placebo eyedrops. In the treatment of keratitis caused by the TK- HSV-1 strain, 0.2%BVDU and 0.2% CEDU eyedrops did not differ from placebo eyedrops, whereas 0.2% (S)-HPMPA eyedrops exerted a highly significant healing effect.
ISSN: 0146-0404
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Virology and Chemotherapy (Rega Institute)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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