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Acyclovir is a synthetic analog of the purine nucleoside, guanosine, with potent antiviral activity against herpes simplex viruses type 1 and 2, varicella-zoster virus and other viruses. After conversion in vivo to the active metabolite acyclovir triphosphate, acyclovir competitively inhibits viral DNA polymerase, incorporates into and terminates the growing viral DNA chain, and inactivates viral DNA polymerase. The greater antiviral activity of acyclovir against HSV compared to VZV is due to its more efficient phosphorylation by the thymidine kinase of HSV.
Traditional Chinese medicine may help treat neurodegenerative diseases caused by HSV-1 reactivation

Traditional Chinese medicine may help treat neurodegenerative diseases caused by HSV-1 reactivation

Miracles Start in the Lab: the quest to find a vaccine to cure AIDS

Miracles Start in the Lab: the quest to find a vaccine to cure AIDS

Can monkeypox infection lead to myocarditis?

Can monkeypox infection lead to myocarditis?

Researchers describe case report of male monkeypox patient

Researchers describe case report of male monkeypox patient

New mouse model faithfully mimics brain damage caused by severe Rift Valley Fever virus infection

New mouse model faithfully mimics brain damage caused by severe Rift Valley Fever virus infection

Pacific oyster as a weapon against SARS-CoV-2

Pacific oyster as a weapon against SARS-CoV-2

Peptoids could one day cure or prevent herpes, COVID-19

Peptoids could one day cure or prevent herpes, COVID-19

Antiviral strategy using synthetic peptoid has promising implications for fighting infection

Antiviral strategy using synthetic peptoid has promising implications for fighting infection

Drug prescribed for rare enzyme deficiency shows promise to treat herpes viruses

Drug prescribed for rare enzyme deficiency shows promise to treat herpes viruses

New and sudden headaches may be a symptom of COVID-19

New and sudden headaches may be a symptom of COVID-19

Researchers discover molecular mechanism that helps HSV1 infect the brain

Researchers discover molecular mechanism that helps HSV1 infect the brain

Clinical trial launched to investigate safety and efficacy of antiviral drug for COVID-19

Clinical trial launched to investigate safety and efficacy of antiviral drug for COVID-19

Exploring the biological link between reactivated HSV and neurological disease

Exploring the biological link between reactivated HSV and neurological disease

Herpes treatment greatly improved by adding charcoal

Herpes treatment greatly improved by adding charcoal

Probiotic-derived molecule optimizes the immune system to combat viral inflammatory diseases

Probiotic-derived molecule optimizes the immune system to combat viral inflammatory diseases

Shingles raises the risk for heart attack and stroke

Shingles raises the risk for heart attack and stroke

Slayback Pharma launches Generic Zovirax Ointment 5% for herpes virus infections

Slayback Pharma launches Generic Zovirax Ointment 5% for herpes virus infections

Study compares medications for treatment of persons with recurrent genital herpes

Study compares medications for treatment of persons with recurrent genital herpes

Ethosomes may be effective carrier system for transdermal delivery

Ethosomes may be effective carrier system for transdermal delivery