Catalog No.S1878 Synonyms: RS-21592, BW-759
Molecular Weight(MW): 255.23
Ganciclovir is an antiviral drug for feline herpesvirus type-1 with IC50 of 5.2 μM in a cell-free assay.
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Effect of ganciclovir on viral DNA accumulation (A,B) and induction of TGF-β1 production after human cytomegalovirus infection in human trabecular meshwork cells (C). Cells were harvested at 5 day post-infection at a high multiplicity of infection (MOI 1) under the treatment with different concentrations of ganciclovir (GAN). Treatment with 10 μmol of ganciclovir significantly decreased the viral DNA accumulation (p < 0.001) (A,B). However, treatment with ganciclovir did not affect the TGF-β production using a TGF-β1 luciferase bioassay. Results are expressed as the mean +/− standard deviation of three different experiments.
Sci Rep, 2017, 7: 43349. Ganciclovir purchased from Selleck.
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|Description||Ganciclovir is an antiviral drug for feline herpesvirus type-1 with IC50 of 5.2 μM in a cell-free assay.|
Ganciclovir is metabolized to the triphosphate form by primarily three cellular enzymes: (1) a deoxyguanosine kinase induced by CMV-infected cells; (2) guanylate kinase; and (3) phosphoglycerate kinase.  Ganciclovir is sufficient to induce cell death in most bystander cells cocultured with HSV-tk-expressing cells.  Ganciclovir significantly reduces DNA synthesis in the transformed cells, whereas Ganciclovir has little effect on DNA synthesis in the nontransformed cells. Ganciclovir exhibits a concentration-dependent reduction in the rate of elongation into mature DNA.  Ganciclovir induces cell cycle arrests rather than direct chemical effect on HSVtk-transduced B16F10 melanoma cells.  Ganciclovir produces only weak inhibition of DNA synthesis. Ganciclovir-treated cells accumulate in early S-phase and remained there until cell death, suggesting that ganciclovir incorporation in the DNA template is important for cytotoxicity.  Ganciclovir-induced apoptosis is due to incorporation of the drug into DNA resulting in replication-dependent formation of DNA double-strand breaks and, at later stages, S and G2/M arrest. Ganciclovir-provoked DNA instability is likely to be responsible for the observed initial decline in Bcl-2 level and caspase-9/-3 activation. 
|In vivo||Antiviral drug ganciclovir (GCV) inhibits the proliferation of microglia in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). GCV attenuates neuroinflammation and does not significantly restrain the peripheral immune response.|
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-  St Clair MH, et al. Antimicrob Agents Chemother, 1987, 31(6), 844-849.
|In vitro||DMSO||27 mg/mL warmed (105.78 mM)|
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Clinical Trial Information
|NCT Number||Recruitment||interventions||Conditions||Sponsor/Collaborators||Start Date||Phases|
|NCT03698435||Recruiting||Drug: Ganciclovir|Drug: Valganciclovir||Cytomegalovirus Infections||University Medical Center Groningen||May 25 2018||--|
|NCT02606266||Recruiting||Drug: Valganciclovir||Congenital Cytomegalovirus (CMV)||Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris||July 11 2017||Phase 2|Phase 3|
|NCT03088553||Recruiting||Drug: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring||Solid Organ Transplantation||Rennes University Hospital||February 22 2017||--|
|NCT02943057||Recruiting||Drug: 2% guttae ganciclovir||Cytomegalovirus Infections||Singapore National Eye Centre||October 2016||Phase 4|
|NCT02152358||Active not recruiting||Drug: Aciclovir|Drug: Ganciclovir|Drug: Placebo||Viral Pneumonia||Assistance Publique Hopitaux De Marseille||March 2014||Phase 4|
|NCT01602614||Completed||--||Cytomegalovirus Infections||University of Alabama at Birmingham||April 2013||--|
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