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Pharmaceuticals 2010, 3(10), 3343-3354; doi:10.3390/ph3103343

Anti-Viral Drugs for Human Adenoviruses

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School of Biomedical Sciences, Croucher Laboratory for Human Genomics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong
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Received: 2 September 2010 / Revised: 23 October 2010 / Accepted: 25 October 2010 / Published: 25 October 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Antivirals)
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There are many stages in the development of a new drug for viral infection and such processes are even further complicated for adenovirus by the fact that there are at least 51 serotypes, forming six distinct groups (A–F), with different degree of infectivity. This review attempts to address the importance of developing pharmaceuticals for adenovirus and also review recent development in drug discovery for adenovirus, including newer strategies such as microRNA approaches. Different drug screening strategies will also be discussed.
Keywords: adenovirus; pharmaceuticals; microRNA adenovirus; pharmaceuticals; microRNA
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Waye, M.M.Y.; Sing, C.W. Anti-Viral Drugs for Human Adenoviruses. Pharmaceuticals 2010, 3, 3343-3354.

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