Eric Meldrum

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Viruses use a limited set of host pathways for infection. These pathways represent bona fide antiviral targets with low likelihood of viral resistance. We identified the salicylanilide niclosamide as a broad range antiviral agent targeting acidified endosomes. Niclosamide is approved for human use against helminthic infections, and has anti-neoplastic and(More)
Fluticasone propionate (FP) and mometasone furoate (MF) are potent synthetic corticosteroids that are widely used as anti-inflammatory agents to treat respiratory diseases. As part of the assessment of the potential for side-effects associated with their use, their activities, not only at the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) but also at the other members of the(More)
Protein sequence analysis of a bovine brain phosphoinositide-specific phospholipase C (PI-PLC; PLC-154) has permitted the isolation of a cDNA that appears to code for this protein. Transient expression of this cDNA in COS-1 cells demonstrates that the cDNA encodes a functional phospholipase C that migrates at approximately 150,000 daltons. A transcript of(More)
Influenza A virus causes considerable morbidity and mortality largely because of a lack of effective antiviral drugs. Viral neuraminidase inhibitors, which inhibit viral release from the infected cell, are currently the only approved drugs for influenza, but have recently been shown to be less effective than previously thought. Growing resistance to(More)
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