Emetine dihydrochloride

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Emetine dihydrochloride | CAS No. 316-42-7 | RNA/DNA Polymerase Inhibitors
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Description: RNA polymerase inhibitor; inhibits replication of a broad range of RNA and DNA viruses, including SARS-CoV-2 and Zika

Chemical Name: (2S,3R,11bS)-3-Ethyl-1,3,4,6,7,11b-hexahydro-9,10-dimethoxy-2-[[(1R)-1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-6,7-dimethoxy-1-isoquinolinyl]methyl]-2H-benzo[a]quinolizine dihydrochloride

Purity: ≥98%

Product Details

Biological Activity

Emetine is a RNA polymerase inhibitor. It inhibits SARS-CoV-2 replication (EC50 = 460 nM) and in combination with Remdesivir (Cat. No.7226) synergistically inhibits the viral yield of SARS-CoV-2 by 64.9%. Emetine attenuates hCoV-OC43, hCoV-NL43, SARS-CoV, MERS-CoV, and MHV-A59 in vitro with EC50 values in the low micromolar range. It also inhibits replication of a broad range of RNA and DNA viruses, including influenza, ebolavirus and HIV-1. Emetine potently inhibits ZIKV replication in vitro (IC50 = 52.9 nm) and suppresses ZIKV viral load in vivo. Anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antimalarial, antibacterial and anti-amebic.

Technical Data

Soluble to 100 mM in water
Store at -20°C

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