Bertha Conyers

  • Citations Per Year
Learn More
Previously we have shown that the imino sugar inhibitor of N-linked glycan processing, N-nonyl-deoxynojirimycin (N-nonyl-DNJ), had antiviral activity in the woodchuck model of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. In studying the mechanism of action of this compound, it was discovered that imino sugars could inhibit HBV secretion without inhibiting(More)
Recently, it was shown that replication of bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) is sensitive to inhibitors of host ER glucosidases. Consistent with these findings, we report that incubation of BVDV-infected MDBK cells with the glucosidase inhibitor n-butyl-deoxynojirimycin (nB-DNJ) reduced BVDV yields by 70- to 100-fold (n = 27), while having no effect on(More)
N-Nonyl-deoxy-galactonojirimycin (N-nonyl-DGJ) has been shown to reduce the amount of hepatitis B virus (HBV) produced by tissue cultures under conditions where cell viability is not affected. We show here that the compound N-nonyl-DGJ was effective against lamivudine-resistant HBV mutants bearing the YMDD motif in the polymerase gene, consistent with the(More)
As secretion of the middle (MHBs) glycoprotein of hepatitis B virus is highly dependent upon the action of the host oligosaccharide processing enzymes glucosidase I and II, drugs that inhibit this enzyme have been proposed as potential antiviral agents. To facilitate the identification of new, more effective inhibitors of MHBs secretion, an assay has been(More)
alpha-Galactosylceramide is a glycolipid derived from marine sponges that is currently in human clinical trials as an anticancer agent. It has also been shown to be effective in reducing the amount of hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA detected in mice that produce HBV constitutively from a transgene. It was assumed that all of the antiviral and antitumor(More)
  • 1