Broad-Spectrum Antiviral Activity of Virazole: 1-f8- D-Ribofuranosyl- 1,2,4-triazole- 3-carboxamide

@article{Sidwell1972BroadSpectrumAA,
  title={Broad-Spectrum Antiviral Activity of Virazole: 1-f8- D-Ribofuranosyl- 1,2,4-triazole- 3-carboxamide},
  author={Robert William Sidwell and John H. Huffman and G. P. Khare, Lois and B. Allen and J. T. Witkowski, Roland and Karen Robins},
  journal={Science},
  year={1972},
  volume={177},
  pages={705 - 706}
}
Virazole is a synthetic nucleoside active in tissue culture against at least 16 DNA and RNA viruses. Applied topically, it inhibits herpetic keratitis in rabbits and tail lesions induced by herpes, vaccinia, and vesicular stomatitis viruses in mice. Injected intraperitoneally into mice, it inhibits splenomegaly and hepatomegaly induced by Friend leukemia virus and respiratory infections caused by influenza AO, A2, and B viruses and parainfluenza 1 virus. infections is also effective. 
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The current data on ribavirin as to chemical structure, possible mode(s) of action, metabolic disposition, and clinical use as an antiviral agent are summarized.
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