The discovery of antiviral agents: ten different compounds, ten different stories.

@article{Clercq2008TheDO,
  title={The discovery of antiviral agents: ten different compounds, ten different stories.},
  author={Eric De Clercq},
  journal={Medicinal research reviews},
  year={2008},
  volume={28 6},
  pages={929-53}
}
This review article, while autobiographical to some extent, describes the discovery of ten (classes of) antiviral compounds that have made (or just did not make) it to the market for the therapy of viral infections, but each in its own way influenced the landscape of our dealing with virus infections: (i) valaciclovir, (ii) BVDU, (iii) DHPA, (iv) cidofovir… CONTINUE READING