Beyond members of the Flaviviridae family, sofosbuvir also inhibits chikungunya virus replication.

Beyond members of the Flaviviridae family, sofosbuvir also inhibits chikungunya virus replication. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2018 Nov 19;: Authors: Ferreira AC, Reis PA, de Freitas CS, Sacramento CQ, Villas Bôas Hoelz L, Bastos MM, Mattos M, Rocha N, Gomes de Azevedo Quintanilha I, da Silva Gouveia Pedrosa C, Rocha Quintino Souza L, Correia Loiola E, Trindade P, Rangel Vieira Y, Barbosa-Lima G, de Castro Faria Neto HC, Boechat N, Rehen SK, Brüning K, Bozza FA, Bozza PT, Souza TML Abstract Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) causes a febrile disease associated with chronic arthralgia, which may progress to neurological impairment. Chikungunya fever (CF) is an ongoing public health problem in tropical and subtropical regions of the world, where control of the CHIKV vector, Aedes mosquitos, has failed. As there is no vaccine or specific treatment for CHIKV, patients receive only palliative care to alleviate pain and arthralgia. Thus, drug repurposing is necessary to identify antivirals against CHIKV. CHIKV RNA polymerase is similar to the orthologue enzyme of other positive-sense RNA viruses, such as members of the Flaviviridae family. Among the Flaviviridae, not only is hepatitis C virus RNA polymerase susceptible to sofosbuvir, a clinically approved nucleotide analogue, but so is dengue, Zika, and yellow fever virus replication. Here, we found that sofosbuvir was three times more selective in inhibiting CHIKV production in human hepatoma cells than ri...
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