Although 25 compounds are currently licensed as anti-HIV drugs, the development of multidrug-resistant viruses, as well as their severe side effects, compromise their efficacy and limit treatment options. The search for new targets in order to cure AIDS has revealed that the inhibition of some protein-protein interactions in the HIV life cycle may provide an important new approach to fight this disease. The interaction between HIV-1 integrase (IN) and Lens Epithelium-Derived Growth Factor (LEDGF/p75) has increasingly gained attention as a valuable target for a novel anti-retroviral strategy. This article reviews the discovery and development of molecules capable of interrupting the LEDGF/p75-IN interaction reported to date.
Keywords: AIDS, anti-retroviral strategy, HIV-IN, IBD, LEDGF/p75, PPIs, Inhibition, Interaction, Integrase, Cofactor, Lens Epithelium-Derived Growth Factor, target, interrupting
Rights & PermissionsPrintExport