The [Mo6Cl14]2− Cluster is Biologically Secure and Has Anti-Rotavirus Activity In Vitro
AbstractThe molybdenum cluster [Mo6Cl14]2− is a fluorescent component with potential for use in cell labelling and pharmacology. Biological safety and antiviral properties of the cluster are as yet unknown. Here, we show the effect of acute exposition of human cells and red blood cells to the molybdenum cluster and its interaction with proteins and antiviral activity in vitro. We measured cell viability of HepG2 and EA.hy926 cell lines exposed to increasing concentrations of the cluster (0.1 to 250 µM), by 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) colorimetric assay. Hemolysis and morphological alterations of red blood cells, obtained from healthy donors, exposed to the cluster (10 to 200 µM) at 37 °C were analyzed. Furthermore, quenching of tryptophan residues of albumin was performed. Finally, plaque formation by rotavirus SA11 in MA104 cells treated with the cluster (100 to 300 µM) were analyzed. We found that all doses of the cluster showed similar cell viability, hemolysis, and morphology values, compared to control. Quenching of tryptophan residues of albumin suggests a protein-cluster complex formation. Finally, the cluster showed antiviral activity at 300 µM. These results indicate that the cluster [Mo6Cl14]2− could be intravenously administered in animals at therapeutic doses for further in vivo studies and might be studied as an antiviral agent. View Full-Text
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Rojas-Mancilla, E.; Oyarce, A.; Verdugo, V.; Morales-Verdejo, C.; Echeverria, C.; Velásquez, F.; Chnaiderman, J.; Valiente-Echeverría, F.; Ramirez-Tagle, R. The [Mo6Cl14]2− Cluster is Biologically Secure and Has Anti-Rotavirus Activity In Vitro. Molecules 2017, 22, 1108.
Rojas-Mancilla E, Oyarce A, Verdugo V, Morales-Verdejo C, Echeverria C, Velásquez F, Chnaiderman J, Valiente-Echeverría F, Ramirez-Tagle R. The [Mo6Cl14]2− Cluster is Biologically Secure and Has Anti-Rotavirus Activity In Vitro. Molecules. 2017; 22(7):1108.Chicago/Turabian Style
Rojas-Mancilla, Edgardo; Oyarce, Alexis; Verdugo, Viviana; Morales-Verdejo, Cesar; Echeverria, Cesar; Velásquez, Felipe; Chnaiderman, Jonas; Valiente-Echeverría, Fernando; Ramirez-Tagle, Rodrigo. 2017. "The [Mo6Cl14]2− Cluster is Biologically Secure and Has Anti-Rotavirus Activity In Vitro." Molecules 22, no. 7: 1108.
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