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Title: Antiviral activity of a chemically stabilized 2-5A analog upon microinjection into HeLa cells
Authors: Defilippi, P ×
Huez, G
Verhaegen-Lawalle, M
De Clercq, Erik
Imai, J
Torrence, P
Content, J #
Issue Date: Mar-1986
Publisher: Elsevier on behalf of the Federation of European Biochemical Societies
Series Title: FEBS Letters vol:198 issue:2 pages:326-32
Abstract: 2-5A[ppp(A2'p)n5'A] has been implicated as a mediator in the antiviral action of interferon. Its direct evaluation as an indicator of virus replication is hampered by two limitations: its inability to penetrate intact cells, and its rapid intracellular degradation by (2'-5')phosphodiesterase. These problems could be overcome by using a microinjection technique whereby a phosphodiesterase-resistant analog of 2-A, in which the 2'-terminals adenosine residue is replaced by 2-(9-adenyl)-6-hydroxy-methyl-4-hexylmorpholine, was injected into individual HeLa cells before infection with mengovirus or vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV). This comparative assay with two representatives of different virus classes in a single experimental system pointed to the high sensitivity of VSV to inhibition by 2-5A oligonucleotides, in contrast with the low sensitivity of mengovirus. Microinjection of the hexylmorpholine 2-5A analog led to a much greater reduction in mengovirus yield than did microinjection of 2-5A itself.
ISSN: 0014-5793
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Virology and Chemotherapy (Rega Institute)
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