Chemical Name: (3S,4aS,8aS)-N-(1,1-Dimethylethyl)decahydro-2-[(2R,3R)-2- hydroxy-3-[(3-hydroxy-2-methylbenzoyl)amino]-4-(phenylthio)butyl]-3-isoquinolinecarboxamide methanesulfonate
Biological ActivityNelfinavir mesylate is an orally active human immunodeficiency virus protease inhibitor. Potently inhibits HIV-1 protease (Ki = 2 nM) in vitro. Also exhibits anti-MERS-CoV activity in Vero cells in vitro (IC50 = 0.08 μM).
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Nelfinavir, a lead HIV protease inhibitor, is a broad-spectrum, anticancer agent that induces endoplasmic reticulum stress, autophagy and apoptosis in vitro and in vivo.
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The anti-HIV drug nelfinavir mesylate (Viracept) is a potent inhibitor of cell fusion caused by the SARSCoV-2 spike (S) glycoprotein warranting further evaluation as an antiviral against COVID-19 infections.
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