Drug discovery veteran Dennis Liotta and his team continue to look for ways to fight against HIV. Working with pharmaceutical industry colleagues, he and graduate student Anthony ProsserÂ have discovered compounds that are active against three different targets: immune cells’Â entry gates for the virus (CCR5 and CXCR4), and the replication enzyme reverse transcriptase. That’s like one arrow hitting three bulls eyes. AnÂ advantage for these compounds: it could be less likely for viral resistance to develop.
For more, please go toÂ the American Chemical Society — there will be a press conference from the ACS meeting in Denver on Monday, and live YouTube.