The Molecules of HIV

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

ddC, properly known as 2'-3'-dideoxycytidine, has a very similar action to ddI (please see the ddI entry for more detail). Whereas ddI has its effect by taking the place of inosine in DNA synthesis, ddC takes the place of cytidine.

Cytidine 2'-3'-Dideoxycytidine
Cytidine - a nucleoside found naturally in the body 2'-3'-Dideoxycytidine - similar molecule but causes termination of DNA strand when incorporated.

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