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Introduction: Lamivudine

Description of Lamivudine

Lamivudine: a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor that is very effective in combination with zidovudine in treating AIDS and HIV.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Lamivudine: A synthetic nucleoside analogue with activity against hepatitis B virus (HBV) and HIV. Intracellularly, lamivudine is phosphorylated to its active metabolites, lamiduvine triphosphate (L-TP) and lamiduvine monophosphate (L-MP). In HIV, L-TP inhibits HIV-1 reverse transcriptase (RT) via DNA chain termination after incorporation of the nucleoside analogue into viral DNA. In HBV, incorporation of L-MP into viral DNA by HBV polymerase results in DNA chain termination. L-TP is a weak inhibitor of mammalian DNA polymerases alpha and beta, and mitochondrial DNA polymerase. (NCI04)
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Lamivudine: zalcitabine analog
Source: CRISP

Lamivudine: A reverse transcriptase inhibitor and ZALCITABINE analog in which a sulfur atom replaces the 3' carbon of the pentose ring. It is used to treat HIV disease.
Source: MeSH 2007

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The term Lamivudine can be used for:

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The description of Lamivudine may also be used for the following terms:

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