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Evaluation of anti-HSV-2 activity of gallic acid and pentyl gallate.

Författare och institution:
Jadel Müller Kratz (-); Carla Regina Andrighetti-Fröhner (Institutionen för biomedicin, avdelningen för infektionssjukdomar); Paulo César Leal (-); Ricardo José Nunes (-); Rosendo Augusto Yunes (-); Edward Trybala (Institutionen för biomedicin, avdelningen för infektionssjukdomar); Tomas Bergström (Institutionen för biomedicin, avdelningen för infektionssjukdomar); Célia Regina Barardi Monte (-); Cláudia Maria Oliveira Simões (-)
Publicerad i:
Biological & pharmaceutical bulletin, 31 ( 5 ) s. 903-7
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Sammanfattning (abstract):
The synthetic n-alkyl esters of gallic acid, also known as gallates, are widely employed as antioxidants by food and pharmaceutical industries. Besides the antioxidant activity, other biological activities have been described for this group of molecules, mainly anticancer, antibacterial and antifungal properties. In the present study, the anti-herpes simplex virus (HSV)-2 activity of gallic acid and pentyl gallate was evaluated followed by the determination of the site of antiviral activity of these compounds. Our results demonstrated that both compounds reduced HSV-2 replication in a concentration-dependent manner when either incubated with the virus prior to the addition of the mixture to cells, or added to and incubated with cells after their infection. In summary, the anti-HSV-2 activity of gallic acid and pentyl gallate was ascribed to their virucidal effect on virus particles, a change that was likely accompanied by partial inhibition of the virus attachment to cells and its subsequent cell-to-cell spread activity. This suggests that these compounds can be regarded as promising candidates for development as topical anti-HSV-2 agents.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Medicinska grundvetenskaper ->
Mikrobiologi inom det medicinska området ->
Farmaceutisk mikrobiologi
Animals, Antiviral Agents, pharmacology, Cell Line, Cell Survival, drug effects, Cercopithecus aethiops, Gallic Acid, analogs & derivatives, pharmacology, Glycoproteins, biosynthesis, Herpesvirus 2, Human, drug effects, Plaque Assay, Structure-Activity Relationship, Virion, drug effects
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2008-12-22 19:56
Posten ändrad:
2011-01-20 10:00

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