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Erratum to: Raltegravir, elvitegravir, and metoogravir: the birth of "me-too" HIV-1 integrase inhibitors

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  • Received: 07 April 2009
  • Accepted: 08 April 2009
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The original article was published in Retrovirology 2009 6:25


Correction to Erik Serrao, Srinivas Odde, Kavya Ramkumar and Nouri Neamati: Raltegravir, elvitegravir, and metoogravir: the birth of "me-too" HIV-1 integrase inhibitors. Retrovirology 2009, 6:25. Since the recent publication of our article (Neamati, Retrovirology 2009, 6:25), we have noticed an error which we would like to correct and we would like to apologise to the readers for this mistake.


The structure of BMS-707035 has not been publicly released. In Figure one on page 2 and a discussion on page 5 of our published paper [1], we mistakenly assigned a structure and activity data to BMS-707035. The structure and activity data that we mentioned actually belong to a different compound from the same group. The resistance pattern of BMS-707035 is "overlapping" rather than identical to raltegravir. Please see the following references [2, 3] for a detailed description of their development of pyrimidine carboxamides.


Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Southern California, School of Pharmacy, 1985 Zonal Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA


  1. Serrao Erik, Odde Srinivas, Ramkumar Kavya, Neamati Nouri: Raltegravir, elvitegravir, and metoogravir: the birth of "me-too" HIV-1 integrase inhibitors. Retrovirology. 2009, 6: 25-10.1186/1742-4690-6-25.PubMed CentralView ArticlePubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. Dicker IB, Samanta HK, Li Z, Hong Y, Tian Y, Banville J, Remillard RR, Walker MA, Langley DR, Krystal M: Changes to the HIV long terminal repeat and to HIV integrase differentially impact HIV integrase assembly, activity, and the binding of strand transfer inhibitors. J Biol Chem. 2007, 282 (43): 31186-96. 10.1074/jbc.M704935200.View ArticlePubMedGoogle Scholar
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