||Linhares, R. E. C; Rebello, M. A; Nozawa, C. M.|
||Effect of isoprinosine on rotavirus replication in vitro|
||Braz. j. med. biol. res = Rev. bras. pesqui. méd. biol;29(2):219-22, Feb. 1996. tab.
||CNPq; . CAPES; . CPG-UEL.
||Isoprinosine (IPS) is a synthetic drug whose antiviral effect on rotavirus replication in vitro has been characterized in terms of the decrease in metachromasia after acridine orange staining. The present study describes the effect of IPS on the synthesis of viral RNA in vitro. MA-104 cell cultures infected with simian rotavirus strain SA-11 were incubated with zero, 250, 500 and 1,000 microg/ml IPS and 22, 24, 48, 52, 72 and 76 h after infection the cultures were submitted to a 1-h starvation period, followed by a 2-h pulse with 10 microCi/ml of [3H]-uridine. The homogenates of virus-infected cultures treated or not with IPS were submitted to phenol/chloroform extraction followed by polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. The amount of radioactivity in viral RNA eluted from the gel strips was determined. Inhibition of viral RNA synthesis was highest at the IPS concentration of 1,000 microg/ml at 72 h after infection, corresponding to 78 percent inhibition. Although the results obtained in vitro suggest that IPS may be useful for the treatment of rotavirus infection, an in vivo demonstration of its efficacy is needed.|
||Técnicas In Vitro|
Rotavirus/efeitos dos fármacos
Rotavirus/crescimento & desenvolvimento
||BR1.1 - BIREME|