Inhibitory effect of 2'-substituted nucleosides on hepatitis C virus replication correlates with metabolic properties in replicon cells.

Nucleosides have been widely used in the treatment of viral diseases, but relatively few have been identified as inhibitors of hepatitis C virus (HCV). The modified ribonucleosides, 2'-C-methyl-adenosine and 2'-O-methyl-cytidine, are potent inhibitors of HCV replication which specifically target the NS5B polymerase. Herein, a more extensive characterization… CONTINUE READING