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[Kinetic analysis of interaction of human immunodeficiency virus reverse transcriptase with alkaloids]


Mol Biol (Mosk). 1994 Nov-Dec;28(6):1308-14. Unique Identifier :

The interactions of HIV-I reverse transcriptase with some alkaloids were studied. Among nine compounds tested three--berberine, palmatine and sanguiritrine--inhibited RT. The dependence of the inhibition on the type of template-primer was also demonstrated. The kinetic analysis as well as circular dichroism experiments suggest the complex mechanism of RT inhibition by alkaloids. This mechanism includes both enzyme-alkaloid and alkaloid-template interactions; the latter effect also results in RT inhibition.

Alkaloids/*PHARMACOLOGY Berberine/PHARMACOLOGY Berbines/PHARMACOLOGY Circular Dichroism English Abstract HIV-1/*ENZYMOLOGY Kinetics RNA-Directed DNA Polymerase/*ANTAGONISTS & INHIB JOURNAL ARTICLE


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