Pentoxifylline Suppresses Transduction by HIV-1-Based Vectors

@article{Smith2007PentoxifyllineST,
  title={Pentoxifylline Suppresses Transduction by HIV-1-Based Vectors},
  author={Johanna A. Smith and Giuseppe Nunnari and Mirjam A. R. Preuss and Roger J. Pomerantz and René Daniel},
  journal={Intervirology},
  year={2007},
  volume={50},
  pages={377 - 386}
}
Pentoxifylline, a caffeine-related compound, was shown to suppress human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) replication. This effect is thought to be mediated by inhibition of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNFα)-mediated long-terminal repeat (LTR)-driven expression. We now demonstrate that pentoxifylline efficiently inhibits transduction by HIV-1-based vectors. This latter effect is independent of LTR-driven expression, and correlates with a reduced efficiency of the completion of the… 

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