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The inhibitory properties of acidic functionalised calix[4]arenes on human papillomavirus pentamer formation
Supramolecular Chemistry  (IF1.688),  Pub Date : 2020-05-03, DOI: 10.1080/10610278.2020.1779930
Ching Yong Goh, Ding-Yi Fu, Caitlin L. Duncan, Adam Tinker, Fei Li, Mauro Mocerino, Mark I. Ogden, Yuqing Wu

ABSTRACT Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the leading cause of cervical cancer, with only some HPV types prevented with vaccines and no treatments for the viral infection itself. One way to target viral infection is by inhibiting the assembly of the L1 monomer into a pentamer, which forms the viral capsid. Four calix[4]arene compounds functionalised with D- and L-aspartic and glutamic acid and an iminodiacetic functionalised calix[4]arene were synthesised and tested for L1 pentamer formation inhibition. The amino acid functionalised calix[4]arene derivatives showed millimolar inhibition (IC50 = 0.72 to 2.67 mM) of pentamer formation, with little difference between the stereoisomers. The iminodiacetic acid calix[4]arene derivative showed no inhibitory properties, despite sharing structural similarities with the four other calix[4]arenes. Confirmation of binding the negatively charged compounds to the positive residues of the L1 protein was achieved by trypsin digestion. This study is helpful in the development of cost-effective inhibitors to prevent HPV assembly. Graphical abstract