Novel compounds containing multiple guanide groups that bind the HIV coreceptor CXCR4.

@article{Wilkinson2011NovelCC,
  title={Novel compounds containing multiple guanide groups that bind the HIV coreceptor CXCR4.},
  author={Royce A. Wilkinson and Seth H. Pincus and Joyce B. Shepard and Sarah K. Walton and Edward P Bergin and Mohamed E. Labib and Martin Teintze},
  journal={Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy},
  year={2011},
  volume={55 1},
  pages={255-63}
}
The G-protein-coupled receptor CXCR4 acts as a coreceptor for human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection, as well as being involved in signaling cell migration and proliferation. Compounds that block CXCR4 interactions have potential uses as HIV entry inhibitors to complement drugs such as maraviroc that block the alternate coreceptor CCR5 or in cancer therapy. The peptide T140, which contains five arginine residues, is the most potent antagonist of CXCR4 developed to date. In a… CONTINUE READING