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  • Inhibition of Lassa virus and Ebola virus infection in host cells treated with the kinase inhibitors genistein and tyrphostin

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21947546
    Arch Virol. 2012 Jan;157(1):121-7. doi: 10.1007/s00705-011-1115-8. Epub 2011 Sep 25.
    Inhibition of Lassa virus and Ebola virus infection in host cells treated with the kinase inhibitors genistein and tyrphostin.
    Kolokoltsov AA1, Adhikary S, Garver J, Johnson L, Davey RA, Vela EM.
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    1Department of Microbiology and Immunology, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555, USA.

    Abstract

    Arenaviruses and filoviruses are capable of causing hemorrhagic fever syndrome in humans. Limited therapeutic and/or prophylactic options are available for humans suffering from viral hemorrhagic fever. In this report, we demonstrate that pre-treatment of host cells with the kinase inhibitors genistein and tyrphostin AG1478 leads to inhibition of infection or transduction in cells infected with Ebola virus, Marburg virus, and Lassa virus. In all, the results demonstrate that a kinase inhibitor cocktail consisting of genistein and tyrphostin AG1478 is a broad-spectrum antiviral that may be used as a therapeutic or prophylactic against arenavirus and filovirus hemorrhagic fever.

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