Dynamics of the antiviral activity of N-methanocarbathymidine against herpes simplex virus type 1 in cell culture Academic Article uri icon


  • N-Methanocarbathymidine [(N)-MCT], a thymidine analogue, exhibits potent activity in cell culture against herpes simplex virus1 (HSV-1).(N)-MCT showed higher antiviral activity than ganciclovir (GCV). Continuous treatment of Vero cells with (N)-MCT immediately or 10h post- infection (pi) fully prevented the development of viral infection. However, when infected cells were treated with (N)-MCT at 12h pi, there was only a partial inhibition (ca. 50%). Additionally, continuous treatment of infected cells with (N)-MCT for about 48h was …

publication date

  • January 1, 2005