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Abstract Title:

Andrographolide Prevents EV-D68 Replication by Inhibiting the Acidification of Virus-Containing Endocytic Vesicles.

Abstract Source:

Front Microbiol. 2018 ;9:2407. Epub 2018 Oct 8. PMID: 30349523

Abstract Author(s):

Dongyin Wang, Haoran Guo, Junliang Chang, Dong Wang, Bin Liu, Pujun Gao, Wei Wei

Article Affiliation:

Dongyin Wang


Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) has emerged as a significant respiratory pathogen that can cause severe respiratory disease and acute neurologic disease. At present, there are no approved antiviral agents or vaccines for EV-D68. In this study, we demonstrate that andrographolide (ADO), an active component of, exerts substantial antiviral activity against EV-D68 infection. ADO treatment dramatically inhibited EV-D68 RNA replication (EC= 3.45μM) and protein synthesis without producing significant cytotoxicity at virucidal concentrations. ADO-treated cells did not show any changes in host immune activation, EV-D68 attachment, or viral 5' UTR activity. Using a pH-sensitive fluorescent indicator system for endocytosis in living cells, wefound that ADO prevented the acidification of endocytic vesicles after receptor-mediated endocytosis. Finally, we showed that ADO inhibited the viral replication of circulating isolated EV-D68 strains. In summary, our results demonstrate that ADO suppresses EV-D68 replication by targeting the maturation of virus-containing endosomes of EV-D68. This mechanism represents a promising strategy for drug development.

Study Type : In Vitro Study
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Pharmacological Actions : Antiviral Agents : CK(1957) : AC(1034)

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