Molecule of the Week

March 12, 2007

Abacavir

Abacavir, is an antiretroviral drug. When a virus (such as HIV) tries to manufacture DNA from the viral RNA, it unknowingly incorporates abacavir instead of a natural component of DNA, guanosine, which stops the virus from reproducing.
Suggested by Mamoun Abacavir.

Get more information on this molecule from CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service), the most authoritative and comprehensive source for chemical information.