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Using small molecules to idenf y cel lu a k n es im or tant fo d l r i as p r engue virus infecon
We are interested in using small molecules of known biological funcon to id y ho st factors enf required by dengue virus. Small molecules that inhibit (or enhance) dengue virus replicaon can be used to probe viral processes in vitro and potenal ly in vivo as well. Protein kinases provided an opm l system fo a yi n thi s chem cal b o o strat eg y. First, a r ppl g i i l gy protein kinases play central roles in intracellular signal transducon and regul a e many t n, etc. Second, protein kinases have been widely studied, providing us with many biochemical tools on the heavy investment by both industry and academia in developing small molecule kinase inhibitors that are highly selecve, p ent , c l p m abl e o al ly b o ot el er e , r i avai la e a d non-toxic. bl , n We assembled a library of ~120 inhibitors of ~40 different Ser/Thr and Tyr kinases. The library e. We screened this inhibitor library in an image-based assay in which we used immunofluorescent staining for dengue envelope protein (Env) as a marker of dengue virus infecon.

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