Ganciclovir is an antiviral compound specifically used to treat cytomegalovirus (CMV) in immunocompromised individuals.
|Mechanism of Action||Ganciclovir is metabolized to ganciclovir-5'-triphosphate which specifically targets CMV DNA polymerase and inhibits DNA synthesis.|
|References||Matthews, T., and R. Boehme. "Antiviral Activity and Mechanism of Action of Ganciclovir." Reviews of Infectious Diseases 3 (1988): 490-94. Nih.gov. Web. 24 Mar. 2014.|