Incorporation of Privileged Structures into Bevirimat Can Improve Activity against Wild-Type and Bevirimat-Resistant HIV-1.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Two "privileged fragments", caffeic acid and piperazine, were integrated into bevirimat producing new derivatives with improved activity against HIV-1/NL4-3 and NL4-3/V370A carrying the most prevalent bevirimat-resistant polymorphism. The activity of one of these, 18c, was increased by 3-fold against NL4-3 and 51-fold against NL4-3/V370A. Moreover, 18c is a maturation inhibitor with improved metabolic stability. Our study suggested that integration of privileged motifs into promising natural product skeletons is an effective strategy for discovering potent derivatives.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Zhao, Y; Gu, Q; Morris-Natschke, SL; Chen, C-H; Lee, K-H

Published Date

  • October 13, 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 59 / 19

Start / End Page

  • 9262 - 9268

PubMed ID

  • 27676157

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC5151175

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1520-4804

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.6b00461


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States