[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Several novel γ-carboline derivatives were identified as selective inhibitors of bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) replication in cell cultures. Among them, 3,4,5-trimethyl-γ-carboline (SK3M4M5M) was the most active against BVDV (Nose strain) in MDBK cells, with a 50% effective concentration of 0.017±0.005μM and a selectivity index of 435. The compound inhibited viral RNA synthesis in a dose-dependent fashion. In a time of drug-addition experiment during a single viral replication cycle, SK3M4M5M lost its antiviral activity when first added at 8h or later after infection, which coincides with the onset of viral RNA synthesis. When selected γ-carboline derivatives, including SK3M4M5M, were examined for their inhibitory effect on the mutant strains resistant to some classes of nonnucleoside BVDV RNA-dependent RNA polymerase inhibitors, all of which target the top of the finger domain of the polymerase, the strains displayed cross-resistance to the γ-carboline derivatives. These results indicate that the γ-carboline derivatives may possibly target a hot spot of the RNA-dependent RNA polymerase. Although SK3M4M5M was highly active against BVDV, the compound proved inactive against hepatitis C virus (HCV) in HCV RNA replicon cells.
Antiviral research 12/2010; 88(3):263-8. · 3.61 Impact Factor
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Based on antiviral screening of our diphenylmethane derivatives prepared as steroid substitutes, we identified a 1,1-diphenylcyclobutane analog (9) and two diethyldiphenylsilane analogs (12 and 13) as superior lead compounds with potent anti-bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) activity, having 50% effective concentration (EC(50): based on reduction of BVDV replication-induced cell destruction) and 50% cytotoxic concentration (CC(50): based on reduction of viable cell number) values of 6.2-8.4 microM and >100 microM, respectively, in Madin-Darby bovine kidney (MDBK) cells infected with BVDV.
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[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: A number of compounds were examined for their inhibitory effect on bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV) replication in cell cultures and found that some cyclooxygenase (COX) inhibitors had antiviral activity against the virus.
Determination of compounds for their anti-BVDV activity was on the basis of the inhibition of virus-induced cytopathogenicity in Mardin-Darby bovine kidney (MDBK) cells. Anti-hepatitis C virus (HCV) activity was assessed by the inhibition of viral RNA synthesis in the subgenomic HCV RNA replicon cells.
Among the test compounds, 5-(4-chlorophenyl)-1-(4-methoxyphenyl)-3-(trifluoromethyl)-1H-pyrazole (SC-560) was the most active against BVDV, and its 50% effective and cytotoxic concentrations were 10.9 +/-2.8 and 93.9 +/-24.5 microM in virus and mock-infected MDBK cells, respectively. The compound also suppressed BVDV RNA synthesis in a dose-dependent fashion. Studies on the mechanism of action revealed that SC-560 did not interfere with viral entry to the host cells. Furthermore, it was assumed that the antiviral activity of SC-560 was not associated with its inhibitory effect on COX. The combination of SC-560 and interferon-alpha was additive to synergistic in inhibiting BVDV replication. More importantly, the compound proved to be a selective inhibitor of HCV replication.
SC-560 and its derivative might have potential as novel antiviral agents against HCV.