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UNLABELLED BACKGROUND Despite progress in the development of combined antiretroviral therapies (cART), HIV infection remains a significant challenge for human health. Current problems of cART include multi-drug-resistant virus variants, long-term toxicity and enormous treatment costs. Therefore, the identification of novel effective drugs is urgently(More)
S-adenosylmethionine decarboxylase (SAMDC), a key enzyme in polyamine biosynthesis, can be specifically inhibited by the experimental drug SAM486A. The pharmaceutical interference with SAMDC activity results in the depletion of the intracellular pool of spermidine and spermine. In particular, low spermidine levels compromise hypusine modification and,(More)
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