Inhibition of HIV-1 proviral DNA synthesis and RNA accumulation by mismatched dsRNA.


The antiviral activity of mismatched dsRNA of the form poly(I):poly(C12-U)n (Ampligen) against the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) was investigated by RNA-RNA and RNA-DNA hybridizations. Mismatched dsRNA delayed the appearance of newly transcribed HIV-1 RNA as detected by liquid dot-blot hybridization in cultures of H9 T-lymphoblastoid cells… (More)