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The Antiviral Efficacy of Concurrent Zidovudine and 2',3'-Dideoxyinosine or 2',3'-Dideoxycytidine in Patients With Human Immunodeficiency Virus Disease

2014-08-27 03:59:19 | BioPortfolio

Summary

To evaluate the virologic effect of combined administration of zidovudine and ddI or ddC. To evaluate the immunologic effects of zidovudine and ddI or ddC. To evaluate combined administration of zidovudine and ddI or ddC for clinical efficacy. To evaluate the safety and the tolerance of the coadministration of zidovudine and ddI or ddC.

Study Design

Endpoint Classification: Safety Study, Masking: Double-Blind, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

HIV Infections

Intervention

Zidovudine, Zalcitabine, Didanosine

Location

Univ of Colorado Health Sciences Ctr
Denver
Colorado
United States
80262

Status

Completed

Source

NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:59:19-0400

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A dideoxynucleoside compound in which the 3'-hydroxy group on the sugar moiety has been replaced by a hydrogen.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.

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