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JOSÉ ALCAMÍ (Falta funding) A small-molecule inhibitor of HIV-1 Rev function detected by a diversity screen based on RRE-Rev interference
Biochem Pharmacol. 2018 Oct;156:68-77.
The Rev protein of HIV-1 binds to the Rev Recognition Element (RRE) in the virus RNA to promote nuclear export of unspliced and partially spliced transcripts, an essential step in the virus transmission cycle. Here, we describe the screening of a library of chemically diverse compounds with an assay based on monitoring the interaction between the RNA-binding α-helix of Rev and its high-affinity binding site in the RRE. This screen allowed the identification of a benzofluorenone compound that inhibited the formation of the full-length RRE-Rev ribonucleoprotein by associating to the RRE, and blocked HIV-1 transcription and Rev action in cells. This molecule, previously studied as a cytostatic agent, had substantial antiretroviral activity. Together with other screening hits, it provides a new chemical scaffold for the development of antiretroviral agents based on blockage of HIV-1 RNA biogenesis.
Antiviral Agents | Cell Line | Drug Evaluation, Preclinical | HIV-1 | Humans | Molecular Structure | RNA, Viral | Response Elements | Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationship | rev Gene Products, Human Immunodeficiency Virus
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