The Molecules of HIV

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An article from "The Molecules of HIV" (c) Dan Stowell

d4T, or Didehydrodeoxythymidine, is a nucleoside analogue - it acts as a reverse%20transcriptase">reverse transcriptase inhibitor by being incorporated into a newly-synthesised DNA strand in place of thymidine.

This is very similar to the action of ddI and ddC.

d4T can only be used to treat AIDS in combination with AZT and a protease inhibitor.

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Dan Stowell

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