Proof of concept for the reduction of classical swine fever infection in pigs by a novel viral polymerase inhibitor.

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (niet gecontroleerd)

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5-[(4-bromophenyl)methyl]-2-phenyl-5H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridine (BPIP) is a representative of a class of imidazopyridines with potent in vitro antiviral activity against pestiviruses including classical swine fever virus (CSFV). This study analysed whether the lead compound, BPIP, was able to reduce virus replication in infected piglets. The compound, administered in feed, was readily bioavailable and was well tolerated. Eight specific-pathogen-free pigs received a daily dose of 75 mg kg(-1) (mixed in feed) for a period of 15 consecutive days, starting 1 day before infection with the CSFV fiel…

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