Jorma J Kirsi

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A series of 23 Amaryllidaceae isoquinoline alkaloids and related synthetic analogues were isolated or synthesized and subsequently evaluated in cell culture against the RNA-containing flaviviruses (Japanese encephalitis, yellow fever, and dengue viruses), bunyaviruses (Punta Toro, sandfly fever, and Rift Valley fever viruses), alphavirus (Venezuelan equine(More)
The relative in vitro antiviral activities of three related nucleoside carboxamides, ribavirin (1-beta-D-ribofuranosyl-1,2,4-triazole-3-carboxamide), tiazofurin (2-beta-D-ribofuranosylthiazole-4-carboxamide), and selenazole (2-beta-D-ribofuranosylselenazole-4-carboxamide), were studied against selected DNA and RNA viruses. Although the activity of(More)
It is well documented in the scientific literature that ozone-oxygen mixtures inactivate microorganisms including bacteria, fungi and viruses (Hoff, J.C., 1986. Inactivation of microbial agents by chemical disinfectants. EPA 600 S2-86 067. Office of Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC; Khadre, M.A., Yousef, A.E., Kim, J.-G., 2001.(More)
The nucleosides ribavirin, selenazofurin, tiazofurin and bredinin all exhibit the lowering of guanylate pools in vitro and in vivo by the inhibition of IMP dehydrogenase. However, each of these nucleosides has a separate profile of antiviral and antitumor activity. The IMP dehydrogenase inhibition in the case of ribavirin and bredinin appears to be due to(More)
The antiviral effects of selenazofurin (2-beta-D-ribofuranosylselenazole-4-carboxamide, selenazole), ribavirin (1-beta-D-ribofuranosyl-1,2,4-triazole-3-carboxamide), and 3-deazaguanosine (6-amino-1-beta-D-ribofuranosylimidazo-[4.5-C]pyridin-4(5H)-one) were investigated separately and in various combinations in an in vitro study. The combination interactions(More)
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