INSTITUTO DE QUIMICA BIOLOGICA DE LA FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS EXACTAS Y NATURALES
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
capítulos de libros
Determining the Virus Life-Cycle Stage Blocked by an Antiviral
SEPÚLVEDA CS; DAMONTE EB; GARCÍA CC
Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses - Methods and Protocols
Año: 2017; p. 371 - 392
Among the members of the Arenaviridae family, Junín virus and Lassa virus represent important human health threats generating annual outbreaks of severe human hemorrhagic fever (HF) in endemic areas of Argentina and Western Africa, respectively. Given the lack of a specific and safe chemotherapy, the search for effective antiviral compounds is a continuous demanding effort. During the last two decades, academic research studies originated important results identifying novel molecules to be considered for further in vivo characterization. This chapter summarizes experimental in vitro approaches used to determine the possible mechanism of action of these antiviral agents.