guanine analogues

guanine analogues

Drugs that closely resemble GUANINE and that are taken up by viruses or neoplastic cells to their disadvantage. Examples are famciclovir (Famvir) used to treat herpes zoster and tioguanine (Lanvis) used to treat acute leukaemias.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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