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antiviral agent

[¦an·tē¦vī·rəl ′ā·jənt]
(pharmacology)
A substance, such as interferon or amantadine, that decreases virus multiplication in the body.
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After a discussion of current therapies of AIDS/HIV and their limitations, new strategies in development of antiviral agents are described.
For each concentration of antiviral agent 10 days old, 40 live embryonated broiler chicken eggs were divided into 6 groups named C1, C2, C3, D1, D2 and D3 with 5 eggs in each group.
Recently, investigators showed that giving a neuraminidase inhibitor to mice infected with influenza virus A (H5N1) was not nearly as effective as treating the mice with an antiviral agent and 2 immunomodulatory agents, mesalazine, a PPAR[gamma] agonist, and celecoxib, a cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 inhibitor (28,29).
This study showed that SP-2a has remarkable antiviral activity against the ACV-resistant strain of HSV-1, and its potential for development as a novel antiviral agent against other ACV-resistant viruses should be further explored.
Chapters address production and quality assurance, therapeutic implications as food product, antioxidant effects, hepatoprotective effects, drug-induced nephrotoxicity protection by Spirulina, immunological aspects, Spirulina and antibody production, Spirulina as an antiviral agent, Spirulina and antibacterial activity, and the effects of Spirulina and aging and neurobiology.
Also included is expert opinion on the current problems and needs in antiviral therapy, together with a SWOT analysis of antiviral approaches against the background of concept of an ideal antiviral agent.
Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited (hereafter, Daiichi Sankyo) today announced that it has received additional dosage regimen approval in Japan for influenza A and B antiviral agent, Inavir Dry Powder Inhaler 20mg (JAN: Laninamivir Octanoate Hydrate) for the prevention of influenza, in single inhalation doses of 40 mg for adults and children 10 years of age or older, and single inhalation doses of 20 mg for children younger than 10 years of age.
According to the company, FV-100 is a fast acting, low dose, once-daily oral antiviral agent being developed for the treatment of herpes zoster, or shingles, which is an infection caused by the reactivation of varicella zoster virus.
That lesson was strikingly brought home by the experience with lamivudine, a nucleoside analog that was the first oral antiviral agent approved for chronic hepatitis B.
Net proceeds will be used by the company to fund the initiation of a Phase 2b clinical study for the lead clinical asset FV-100, a fast-acting, once-daily oral antiviral agent being developed for the treatment of herpes zoster, or shingles.
Lemont, IL; 708-383-3939), announced that the company has received a patent for preparation of its robustaflavone antiviral agent, as well as seven other biflavanoid compounds.
However, both drugs produce serious side effects, as does AZI Thus, some people with AIDS must choose between their HIV-fighting antiviral agent and a drug to prevent blindness.