Ann Med Chem | Volume 1, Issue 1 | Review Article | Open Access

Antiviral Compounds: A Road to Quest for Novel Antiviral Drugs

Asraf MA

Department of Chemistry, Rajshahi University, Bangladesh

*Correspondance to: Asraf MA, 

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Viruses exemplify the most common reason of infectious diseases worldwide and those with prompt propagation and high infection rates cause animal and human pandemics. These rapid-spreading diseases are usually treated with antiviral drugs but, often, drug resistance occurs because of the capability of the pathogens to mutate quickly and become less vulnerable to the treatments. Several compounds have been developed and some of them have exposed good antiviral activity. This review provides an overview on some already known compounds, pointing the attention on the running progresses in identifying and designing novel compounds with outstanding antiviral activity.


Severe acute respiratory syndrome; Hepatitis C virus; Herpes simplex virus-2; Organophosphorus compounds; Thiazole; Human immunodeficiency virus


Asraf MA, Hossen MF, Bitu NA, Uddin ME, Islam MR, Zamir R, et al. Antiviral Compounds: A Road to Quest for Novel Antiviral Drugs. Ann Med Chem. 2020; 1(1): 1004.

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