The RNase H (RNH) function of HIV-1 reverse transcriptase (RT) plays an essential part in the viral life cycle. We report the characterization of YLC2-155, a 2-hydroxyisoquinoline-1,3-dione (HID)-based active-site RNH inhibitor. YLC2-155 inhibits both polymerase (50% inhibitory concentration [IC50] = 2.6 μM) and RNH functions (IC50 = 0.65 μM) of RT but is more effective against RNH. X-ray crystallography, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) analysis, and molecular modeling were used to show that YLC2-155 binds at the RNH-active site in multiple conformations.
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This research was supported in part by the National Institutes of Health (grant AI100890 to S.G.S., M.A.P., and Z.W. and grant GM105401 to R.I.). The Advanced Light Source is supported by the Director, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, of the U.S. Department of Energy under contract DE-AC02-05CH11231.
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- Human immunodeficiency virus
- RNase H
- Reverse transcriptase