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Penciclovir

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Catalog No.
B1809
HSV-1 DNA synthesis inhibitor
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10mM (in 1mL DMSO)
$55.00
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50mg
$50.00
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Background

Penciclovir is an inhibitor of HSV-1 DNA synthesis [1].

Penciclovir is a guanine derivative and is used as a drug for the treatment against herpesviruses. Penciclovir has a similar spectrum of activity with acyclovir. In the plaque reduction assay, penciclovir shows potent inhibitory activities against HSV-1, HSV-2 and VZV with IC50 values of 0.4μg/ml, 1.5μg/ml and 3.1μg/ml, respectively. It also shows minimal activity against CMV. In MRC-5 cells, penciclovir inhibits the replication of HSV-1 with IC99 value of 0.4μg/ml. Moreover, penciclovir exerts persistent antiviral activity against HSV-1and HSV-2 in Vero cells. Besides that, penciclovir is found to be phosphorylated to the triphosphate in HSV-1-infected MRC-5 cells. The penciclovir triphosphate is the metabolite that actually inhibits herpesvirus replication. Penciclovir inhibits HSV-1 DNA synthesis with IC50 value of 0.16μM without effect on cellular DNA synthesis [1, 2].

References:
[1] Boyd M R, Bacon T H, Sutton D, et al. Antiherpesvirus activity of 9-(4-hydroxy-3-hydroxy-methylbut-1-yl) guanine (BRL 39123) in cell culture. Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy, 1987, 31(8): 1238-1242.
[2] Hodge R A, Perkins R M. Mode of action of 9-(4-hydroxy-3-hydroxymethylbut-1-yl) guanine (BRL 39123) against herpes simplex virus in MRC-5 cells. Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy, 1989, 33(2): 223-229.

Chemical Properties

StorageStore at -20°C
M.Wt253.26
Cas No.39809-25-1
FormulaC10H15N5O3
Solubility≥11.95mg/mL in DMSO
Chemical Name2-amino-9-[4-hydroxy-3-(hydroxymethyl)butyl]-3H-purin-6-one
SDFDownload SDF
Canonical SMILESC1=NC2=C(N1CCC(CO)CO)NC(=NC2=O)N
Shipping ConditionEvaluation sample solution : ship with blue ice.All other available size: ship with RT , or blue ice upon request
General tipsFor obtaining a higher solubility , please warm the tube at 37 ℃ and shake it in the ultrasonic bath for a while.Stock solution can be stored below -20℃ for several months.

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