Natural Products as Source of Potential Dengue Antivirals
AbstractDengue is a neglected disease responsible for 22,000 deaths each year in areas where it is endemic. To date, there is no clinically approved dengue vaccine or antiviral for human beings, even though there have been great efforts to accomplish these goals. Several approaches have been used in the search for dengue antivirals such as screening of compounds against dengue virus enzymes and structure-based computational discovery. During the last decades, researchers have turned their attention to nature, trying to identify compounds that can be used as dengue antivirals. Nature represents a vast reservoir of substances that can be explored with the aim of discovering new leads that can be either used directly as pharmaceuticals or can serve as lead structures that can be optimized towards the development of new antiviral agents against dengue. In this review we describe an assortment of natural products that have been reported as possessing dengue antiviral activity. The natural products are organized into classes of substances. When appropriate, structure-activity relationships are outlined. The biological assays used to assess antiviral activity are briefly described. View Full-Text
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Teixeira, R.R.; Pereira, W.L.; Oliveira, A.F.C.S.; da Silva, A.M.; de Oliveira, A.S.; da Silva, M.L.; da Silva, C.C.; de Paula, S.O. Natural Products as Source of Potential Dengue Antivirals. Molecules 2014, 19, 8151-8176.
Teixeira RR, Pereira WL, Oliveira AFCS, da Silva AM, de Oliveira AS, da Silva ML, da Silva CC, de Paula SO. Natural Products as Source of Potential Dengue Antivirals. Molecules. 2014; 19(6):8151-8176.Chicago/Turabian Style
Teixeira, Róbson R.; Pereira, Wagner L.; Oliveira, Ana F.C.S.; da Silva, Adalberto M.; de Oliveira, André S.; da Silva, Milene L.; da Silva, Cynthia C.; de Paula, Sérgio O. 2014. "Natural Products as Source of Potential Dengue Antivirals." Molecules 19, no. 6: 8151-8176.