Chemical Name: [1S-(1α,6β,7α,8β,8aβ)]-Octahydro-1,6,7,8-indolizinetetrol
Biological ActivityPotent inhibitor of α- and β-glucosidases, especially glucosidase l (required for glucoprotein processing by transfer of mannose and glucose from asparagine-linked lipids). Inhibits HIV syncytium formation and replication.
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Interference with HIV-induced syncytium formation and viral infectivity by inhibitors of trimming glucosidase.
Gruters et al.
Studies on the mechanism of castanospermine inhibition of α- and β-glucosidases.
Saul et al.
Inhibition of human immunodeficiency virus syncytium formation and virus replication by castanospermine.
Welker et al.
Citation for Castanospermine
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The antifungal drug itracon. inhibits vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR2) glycosylation, trafficking, and signaling in endothelial cells.
Authors: Nacev Et al.
J Biol Chem 2011;286:44045
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