New compound from Red Sea sponge shows in vitro inhibitory activity against the WNV NS3 protease

18 June, 2018

​In our latest publication, we report the identification of a bioactive 3-Alkylpyridinium compound isolated from theRed Sea sponge Amphimedon chloros. The isolated compund exhibits in vitro inhibitory activity against the West Nile Virus NS3 protease. This is the first report of proposed antiviral activity in a 3-Alkylpyridinium compound and may be a promising target for future cell-based assays to explore the full potential of this putative antiviral compund.
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