Friday, February 21, 2014

Antiretroviral drugs mnemonic

FUsion inhibitors - EnFUvirtide
Fu - four - gp four one - binds gp 41 inhibiting viral entry.

Maraviroc - You rock when you are 5, you rock when you are 12 and you rock when you are 20.
Binds CCR 5 inhibiting in interaction with gp 120.

InTEGRAse inhibitors - RalTEGRAvir
Inhibits HIV genome integration into host cell chromosome by inhibiting HIV integrase.

Other mnemonics which I found on the internet which are helpful -

Have you dined with my nuclear family?
Drugs that end in "-vudine" are Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors!

Never tease a pro-tease.
Drugs that end in "-navir" are Protease Inhibitors!

Related post: Protease inhibitors - Indinavir and Ritonavir mnemonic

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