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Cat. No.: HY-102014 Purity: 98.75%
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RN-18 is a HIV-1 viral infectivity factor (HIV-1 Vif) inhibitor with an IC50 of 6 μM in nonpermissive H9 cells.

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RN-18 Chemical Structure

RN-18 Chemical Structure

CAS No. : 431980-38-0

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RN-18 is a HIV-1 viral infectivity factor (HIV-1 Vif) inhibitor with an IC50 of 6 μM in nonpermissive H9 cells.

IC50 & Target

IC50: 6 μM (nonpermissive H9 cell)[1]

In Vitro

RN-18 and RN-19 exhibits potent antiviral activity in the nonpermissive H9 and CEM cells but not in MT4 or CEM-SS cells, confirming that the antiviral activity was Vif specific. RN-18 shows the greater potency (IC50=4.5 μM in CEM cells) and specificity (IC50>100 μM in MT4 cells) among the two compounds[1]. In the presence of the inhibitor, RN-18, reverse transcriptase activity in the nonpermissive H9 and CEM cells decreases substantially and in a dose-dependent manner. RN-18 also exhibits antiviral activity in CEM-SS modified to stably express A3G but does not exhibit antiviral activity in the parental CEM-SS cell line. RN-18 antagonizes Vif function and inhibits HIV-1 replication only in the presence of A3G. RN-18 increases cellular A3G levels in a Vif-dependent manner and increases A3G incorporation into virions without inhibiting general proteasome-mediated protein degradation. RN-18 enhances Vif degradation only in the presence of A3G, reduces viral infectivity by increasing A3G incorporation into virions and enhances cytidine deamination of the viral genome[2].

MCE has not independently confirmed the accuracy of these methods. They are for reference only.

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Powder -20°C 3 years
4°C 2 years
In solvent -80°C 6 months
-20°C 1 month
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In Vitro: 

DMSO : 100 mg/mL (262.87 mM; Need ultrasonic)

Stock Solutions
Concentration Solvent Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 2.6287 mL 13.1434 mL 26.2867 mL
5 mM 0.5257 mL 2.6287 mL 5.2573 mL
10 mM 0.2629 mL 1.3143 mL 2.6287 mL
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Cell Assay

H9 or MT4 cells are treated overnight with 0, 1, 5, 10, 25 or 50 μM RN-18 (all at 0.1% DMSO) and infected with HIV-1. All cells are maintained in the presence of DMSO or RN-18 for 14 d, and viral replication is monitored every 2 d by measuring reverse transcriptase activity in culture supernatants. The average % relative infectivity at day 7 is determined from 3 separate reverse transcriptase assays. Grafit software is used to fit curves and to determine IC50[2].

MCE has not independently confirmed the accuracy of these methods. They are for reference only.

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