L-696,474, a novel cytochalasin as an inhibitor of HIV-1 protease. III. Biological activity.


L-696,474, an inhibitor of the HIV-1 protease, was discovered in extracts of the fungal culture Hypoxylon fragiforme (MF5511; ATCC 20995). L-696,474 is a novel cytochalasin with a molecular weight of 477 and an empirical formula of C30H39NO4. L-696,474 inhibited HIV-1 protease activity with an IC50 of 3 microM and the mode of inhibition was competitive with… (More)


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