1-docosanol

1-docosanol

[¦wən də′käs·ə‚nȯl]
(organic chemistry)
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In contrast to currently available anti- viral drugs, which block very specific events required for multiplication of viruses within their primary target cells, 1-docosanol appears to act differently.
Most of our available data suggests that the chemical structure of 1-docosanol allows the compound to react with components of target cell membranes to make them less susceptible to the process of viral entry," said Dr.
The chemical substance which is the subject of the just published paper, 1-docosanol, is the active ingredient in LIDAK's proprietary compound known as LIDAKOL, which the company is currently developing as a topical treatment for oral and genital herpes infections.