Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2019 Oct 31:126773. doi: 10.1016/j.bmcl.2019.126773. [Epub ahead of print] Fluorescent sialic derivatives for the specific detection of influenza viruses.

Liu D1, Cui X1, Dhawane AN1, Chivukula V2, Iyer SS3.
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1 788 Petit Science Center, Department of Chemistry, Centre for Diagnostics and Therapeutics, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30302, United States. 2 Atlanta Metropolitan State College, 1630 Metropolitan Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30310, United States. 3 788 Petit Science Center, Department of Chemistry, Centre for Diagnostics and Therapeutics, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30302, United States. Electronic address: siyer@gsu.edu.

Abstract

Early and accurate diagnosis of influenza viruses can decrease its harmful impact. Here, we have synthesized fluorescent sialic acid derivatives that are cleaved by influenza neuraminidases (NAs) and not by Streptococcus pneumoniae that also inhabits the human olfactory. We have also attempted to develop assays that could differentiate between influenza virus and S. pneumoniae by taking advantage of the structural differences between NAs from these pathogens.
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KEYWORDS:

Glycan; Influenza; Neuraminidase; Sialic acid; Streptococcus pneumoniae

PMID: 31718863 DOI: 10.1016/j.bmcl.2019.126773