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Didanosine

"Didanosine" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A dideoxynucleoside compound in which the 3'-hydroxy group on the sugar moiety has been replaced by a hydrogen. This modification prevents the formation of phosphodiester linkages which are needed for the completion of nucleic acid chains. Didanosine is a potent inhibitor of HIV replication, acting as a chain-terminator of viral DNA by binding to reverse transcriptase; ddI is then metabolized to dideoxyadenosine triphosphate, its putative active metabolite.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Didanosine" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Didanosine" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 112 publications over 23 distinct years, with a maximum of 13 publications in 1992
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