Simona La Seta Catamancio

  • Citations Per Year
Learn More
In our study we examined the anti-human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (anti-HIV-1) activity of a novel HIV-1 protease inhibitor, PNU-140690 (tipranavir), against patient-derived isolates resistant to multiple other protease inhibitors (PIs). The aim of our experiments was to investigate the genotypes and the in vitro phenotypes of drug resistance of(More)
BACKGROUND The Murex-Innogenetics LiPA HIV-1 RT assay can be used to identify the presence of mutations of the reverse transcriptase gene at codons 41, 69, 70, 74, 184 and 215 of HIV-1, which have been shown to confer resistance to the nucleoside analogs Zidovudine (ZDV), Lamivudine (3TC), Didanosine (ddI) and Zalcitabine (ddC). The M184V mutation of the(More)
We studied the combined anti-human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) effects of a derivative of stroma-derived factor 1beta (SDF-1beta), Met-SDF-1beta, and a modified form of RANTES, aminooxypentane (AOP)-RANTES. The antiviral agents were tested singly or in combination at 95 and 99% virus inhibitory concentrations. Clinical R5 and X4 HIV-1 isolates(More)
We studied the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 phenotypic and genotypic profiles of a dual drug-resistant isolate (isolate 14aPost-DR) selected for zidovudine (ZDV) and lamivudine (3TC) resistance and then cultured in the presence of 3TC and a protease inhibitor: indinavir (IDV), ritonavir, or KNI-272. The IDV-treated virus was highly resistant to 3TC,(More)
We examined the in vitro phenotypic and genotypic profiles of an extensively passaged human immunodeficiency virus type 1 clinical isolate which has been selected for lamivudine resistance, with an M184V mutation in a zidovudine-resistant genetic background, and then cultured with zidovudine alone. Our passaging strategy led to a decrease in lamivudine IC50(More)
The aim of this study (the RESCUE trial) was to verify the effect of a shift from a lamivudine-containing to a didanosine-containing regimen on viral replication in HIV-1-infected subjects who had experienced prior treatment failure. Sixteen patients (didanosine-experienced in 14/16 cases) were consecutively enrolled: eight patients shifted from lamivudine(More)
Therapy failure of antiretroviral drugs may occur due to many factors, and one of the most important is drug resistance development (3). In the last few years, several authors have written about the phenomenon of multiple nucleoside resistance (MDR), which confers simultaneous resistance to many nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTI) (2, 4).(More)
Several pharmaceutical companies have developed an increasing number of second generation protease inhibitors (PI) during the last few years. Many of these compounds have been in preclinical trials and some are now in clinical use. All drugs in this category have been designed to be well absorbed and overcome the crucial problem of cross-resistance within(More)
Compounds that can block the CXCR4 chemokine receptor are a promising new class of antiretroviral agents. In these experiments we studied the effect of a modified form of the native stromal cell-derived factor-1 (SDF-1), Met-SDF-1beta. The in vitro susceptibility of two different CXCR4-tropic HIV-1 strains was determined. Antiviral effect was assessed by(More)
  • 1