fusion inhibitor

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fusion inhibitor

a drug that prevents sufficient joining of viral and host cell membranes for infection to occur.

fusion inhibitor

n.
Any of a class of drugs that interfere with the entry of HIV into helper T cells by inhibiting the fusion of the viral and cell membranes.
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Finally, an update on Panacos' HIV fusion inhibitor program was provided in "Discovery of a Novel Class of Orally Bioavailable HIV-1 Fusion Inhibitors," an oral poster discussion presented by Dr.
Except for the historical information contained herein, statements made herein, including those relating to bevirimat's clinical development, the potential results of treatment with bevirimat and future clinical trials and clinical practice, and the development, anticipations and plans for the Company's second generation HIV-1 maturation inhibitor program, and the Company's HIV fusion inhibitor program are forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.