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Kaushik-Basu N.,Rutgers University | Ratmanova N.K.,Moscow State University | Manvar D.,Rutgers University | Belov D.S.,Moscow State University | And 12 more authors.
European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry | Year: 2016

We report the discovery of the bicyclic octahydrocyclohepta[b]pyrrol-4(1H)-one scaffold as a new chemotype with anti-HCV activity on genotype 1b and 2a subgenomic replicons. The most potent compound 34 displayed EC50 values of 1.8 μM and 4.5 μM in genotype 1b and 2a, respectively, coupled with the absence of any antimetabolic effect (gt 1b SI = 112.4; gt 2a SI = 44.2) in a cell-based assay. Compound 34 did not target HCV NS5B, IRES, NS3 helicase, or selected host factors, and thus future work will involve the unique mechanism of action of these new antiviral compounds. © 2016 Source

Andreev I.A.,EDASA Scientific Srls. | Andreev I.A.,Moscow State University | Manvar D.,State University of New Jersey | Barreca M.L.,University of Perugia | And 12 more authors.
European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry | Year: 2015

Although all-oral direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapy for hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment is now a reality, today's HCV drugs are expensive, and more affordable drugs are still urgently needed. In this work, we report the identification of the 2-phenyl-4,5,6,7-Tetrahydro-1H-indole chemical scaffold that inhibits cellular replication of HCV genotype 1b and 2a subgenomic replicons. The anti-HCV genotype 1b and 2a profiling and effects on cell viability of a selected representative set of derivatives as well as their chemical synthesis are described herein. The most potent compound 39 displayed EC50 values of 7.9 and 2.6 μM in genotype 1b and 2a, respectively. Biochemical assays showed that derivative 39 had no effect on HCV NS5B polymerase, NS3 helicase, IRES mediated translation and selected host factors. Thus, future work will involve both the chemical optimization and target identification of 2-phenyl-4,5,6,7-Tetrahydro-1H-indoles as new anti-HCV agents. © 2015 Elsevier Masson SAS. Source

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