Your browser doesn't support javascript.
Remdesivir, lopinavir, emetine, and homoharringtonine inhibit SARS-CoV-2 replication in vitro.
Antiviral Res ; 178: 104786, 2020 06.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-30820
ABSTRACT
An escalating pandemic by the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus is impacting global health and effective therapeutic options are urgently needed. We evaluated the in vitro antiviral effect of compounds that were previously reported to inhibit coronavirus replication and compounds that are currently under evaluation in clinical trials for SARS-CoV-2 patients. We report the antiviral effect of remdesivir, lopinavir, homorringtonine, and emetine against SARS-CoV-2 virus in Vero E6 cells with the estimated 50% effective concentration at 23.15 µM, 26.63 µM, 2.55 µM and 0.46 µM, respectively. Ribavirin or favipiravir that are currently evaluated under clinical trials showed no inhibition at 100 µM. Synergy between remdesivir and emetine was observed, and remdesivir at 6.25 µM in combination with emetine at 0.195 µM may achieve 64.9% inhibition in viral yield. Combinational therapy may help to reduce the effective concentration of compounds below the therapeutic plasma concentrations and provide better clinical benefits.
Subject(s)

Similar

MEDLINE

...
LILACS

LIS

Full text: Available Database: MEDLINE Type: Article Main subject: Antiviral Agents / Pneumonia, Viral / Virus Replication / Coronavirus Infections / Emetine / Lopinavir / Betacoronavirus / Homoharringtonine / Antimetabolites Subject: Antiviral Agents / Pneumonia, Viral / Virus Replication / Coronavirus Infections / Emetine / Lopinavir / Betacoronavirus / Homoharringtonine / Antimetabolites Language: English Journal: Antiviral Res Year: 2020