Super 3D animation that shows the mode of action of an HIV drug
Posted July 4, 2007on:
In this cool animation the mode of action of a novel HIV drug, a protease inhibitor, is explained. Protease inhibitors revolutionized treatment of HIV infection by enabling drug combinations with inhibitors of another HIV enzyme the reverse transcription. Thus, this made it more difficult for virus to develop multiple mutations simultaneously to escape the effects of a single drug.
Amazing chemistry and rational drug design is involved in creating these new drugs.