CAS - Molecule of the Week

Molecule of the Week
March 12, 2007


Regarding this week’s selected substance:

Abacavir, is an antiretroviral drug. When a virus (such as HIV) tries to manufacture DNA from the viral RNA, it unknowingly incorporates abacavir instead of a natural component of DNA, guanosine, stopping the virus from reproducing. 

Abacavir

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