Title: Design of nucleoside, oligonucleotide and polynucleotide analogues as antiviral agents
Authors: De Clercq, Erik # ×
Issue Date: 1982
Publisher: Information Retrieval Ltd.
Series Title: Nucleic Acids Symposium Series issue:11 pages:203-6
Abstract: Several approaches can be envisaged in the design of nucleoside and oligo- or polynucleotide analogues with selective antiviral activity: (i) deoxythymidine (dThd) or deoxycytidine (dCyd) analogues which are specifically recognized as substrate by the virus-induced dThd-dCyd kinase; (ii) adenosine analogues which impair transmethylation reactions (or polyamine biosynthesis), by virtue of an inhibition of S-adenosylhomocysteine hydrolase; (iii) (2'-5')-oligonucleotide analogues derived from pppA(2'p5'A)2, an important intermediate in the antiviral action of interferon; (iv) oligo(deoxy)nucleotides that are complementary to a well-defined nucleotide sequence of the viral genome; (v) single-stranded homopolynucleotides that act as antitemplates for virus-associated RNA or DNA polymerases; and (vi) double-stranded homopolynucleotides that may be pursued for their interferon-inducing potentials.
ISSN: 0261-3166
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IC
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Virology and Chemotherapy (Rega Institute)
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# (joint) last author

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