Advances in the understanding of the genetic make-up of viruses and the precise function of their proteins has led in recent years to the emergence of antiviral chemotherapy as one of the fastest growing scientific and commercial areas of drug therapy. This introduction to the field covers the discovery of nucleosides to combat herpes virus infections; advances in the understanding of HIV in particular, and of viruses in general; progress in the treatment of viral respiratory ailments; and the many viral agents responsible for hepatitis.
About the Author
Richard Challand was head of the Anti-Infective Section at the former Wellcome Research Laboratories, at Beckenham, UK Robert Young was a senior chemist in the Anti-Infective Section at the former Wellcome Research Laboratories, at Beckenham, UK
Table of Contents
1. General Introduction