Journal article

Inhibition of parainfluenza virus type 3 and Newcastle disease virus hemagglutinin-neuraminidase receptor binding: effect of receptor avidity and steric hindrance at the inhibitor binding sites.

Matteo Porotto, Matthew Murrell, Olga Greengard, Michael C Lawrence, Jennifer L McKimm-Breschkin, Anne Moscona

Journal of Virology | Published : 2004


Zanamivir (4-guanidino-Neu5Ac2en [4-GU-DANA]) inhibits not only the neuraminidase activity but also the receptor interaction of the human parainfluenza virus type 3 (HPIV3) hemagglutinin-neuraminidase (HN), blocking receptor binding and subsequent fusion promotion. All activities of the HPIV3 variant ZM1 HN (T193I/I567V) are less sensitive to 4-GU-DANA's effects. The T193I mutation in HN confers both increased receptor binding and increased neuraminidase activity, as well as reduced sensitivities of both activities to 4-GU-DANA inhibition, consistent with a single site on the HN molecule carrying out both catalysis and binding. We now provide evidence that the HPIV3 variant's resistance to r..

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