Author(s): Lew W, Chen X, Kim CU
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Abstract Rational drug design utilizing available X-ray crystal structures of sialic acid analogues bound to the active site of influenza virus neuraminidase has led to the discovery of a series of potent carbocyclic influenza neuraminidase inhibitors. From this series, GS 4104 (oseltamivir, TAMIFLU ) has emerged as a promising antiviral for the treatment and prophylaxis of human influenza infection. This article will summarize the design, discovery, and development of oseltamivir as an oral therapeutic to treat influenza infection.
This article was published in Curr Med Chem
and referenced in Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals