May 20, 1998

Translating old drugs into new treatments: ribosomal frameshifting as a target for antiviral agents

Trends in Biotechnology
Jonathan D DinmanS W Peltz

Abstract

Programmed ribosomal frameshifting is used by many viruses to regulate the production of structural and enzymatic proteins. Altering the frameshifting efficiencies disrupts the virus life cycle and eliminates or reduces virus production. Ribosomal frameshifting therefore provides a unique target on which antiviral agents can function. This article describes a series of rapid assay strategies that have been developed and used to identify potential antiviral agents that target programmed -1 ribosomal frameshifting.

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Virus Physiological Phenomena
Assay
Frameshifting, Ribosomal
Antiviral Agents
Zoophaginae

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