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Inhibition of avian myeloblastosis virus reverse transcriptase and virus inactivation by metal complexes of isonicotinic acid hydrazide

Vasudevachari, MB and Antony, A (1982) Inhibition of avian myeloblastosis virus reverse transcriptase and virus inactivation by metal complexes of isonicotinic acid hydrazide. In: Antiviral Research, 2 (5). pp. 291-300.

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Abstract

The cupric and ferric complexes of isonicotinic acid hydrazide (INH) inhibit the DNA synthesis catalysed by avian myeloblastosis virus (AMV) reverse transcriptase. The inhibition was to the extent of 95% by 50 μM of cupric-INH complex and 55% by 100 μM of ferric-INH complex. These complexes have been found to bind preferentially to the enzyme than to the template-primer. Kinetic analysis showed that the cupric-INH complex is a non-competitive inhibitor with respect to dTTP. The time course of inhibition has revealed that the complexes are inhibitory even after the initiation of polynucleotide synthesis. In vivo toxicity studies in 1-day-old chicks have shown that the complexes are not toxic up to a concentration of 500 μg per chick. Infection of the 1-day-old chicks with AMV pretreated with 150 μg of either of the complexes prevented symptoms of leukemia due to virus inactivation.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Microbiology & Cell Biology
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2009 09:52
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:32
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/20306

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