Antiviral Agents for Drug Discovery

Viruses cause infectious diseases such as influenza, cold, HIV/AIDS, warts, Ebola, smallpox, and several other diseases. These viruses attack normal living cells and multiply by reproducing their own type. They can be treated with antiretroviral drugs.

When compared to antibacterial drugs, the number of antiviral drugs available is rather small because of the complexity in acquiring selective toxicity against viruses.

Antiretroviral Drugs

Several proteins and enzymes are found only in these viruses and can be targeted for antiviral drugs. A number of virus-specific replication phases have been identified that are targets for a variety of antiviral drugs. Various classes of antiretroviral agents have been categorized as nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs), non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs), fusion inhibitors (FIs), protease inhibitors (PIs), chemokine receptor antagonists (CCR5), and integrase inhibitors (INSTIs).

BioVision is pleased to provide ~34 antiviral agents for customers’ research.

Drug discovery for antiviral agents.

Figure. Drug discovery for antiviral agents.

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