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Ribavirin is a guanosine analog with antiviral properties against DNA and RNA viruses, including respiratory syncytial virus, hepatitis C, and influenza.1,2 It acts as a prodrug that can be activated by either mono- or tri-phosphorylation by cellular kinases.2,3 These phosphorylated derivatives of ribavirin have diverse effects on both cellular and viral enzymes, resulting in suppression of viral replication.2,3
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1. Hirakata, Y., Kaku, M., Tomono, K., et al. Efficacy of erythromycin lactobionate for treating Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteremia in mice Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 36(6), 1198-1203 (1992).
2. Gilbert, B.E., and Knight, V. Biochemistry and clinical applications of ribavirin Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 30(2), 201-205 (1986).
3. De Clercq, E. Specific targets for antiviral drugs Biochemistry Journal 205, 1-13 (1982).