Dancing with chemical formulae of antivirals: a personal account.

  title={Dancing with chemical formulae of antivirals: a personal account.},
  author={E. De Clercq},
  journal={Biochemical pharmacology},
  volume={86 6},
A chemical structure is a joy forever, and this is how I perceived the chemical structures of a number of antiviral compounds with which I have been personally acquainted over the past 3 decades: (1) amino acid esters of acyclovir (i.e. valaciclovir); (2) 5-substituted 2'-deoxyuridines (i.e. brivudin); (3) 2',3'-dideoxynucleoside analogues (i.e. stavudine); (4) acyclic nucleoside phosphonates (ANPs) (i.e. cidofovir, adefovir); (5) tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) and drug combinations… Expand
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