Cidofovir (Vistide) is an acyclic phosphonate cytosine analogue with activity against herpesviruses including CMV, HSV-1, HSV-2, EBV, and VZV. It also inhibits adenoviruses, papillomaviruses, polyomaviruses, and poxviruses. Activation of cidofovir requires metabolism to a diphosphate by host cellular enzymes. Because this activation does not depend upon viral enzymes, similar levels of cidofovir diphosphate are seen in infected and uninfected cells. Cidofovir diphosphate competes with deoxycytidine triphosphate (dCTP) for access to viral

DNA polymerase and also acts as an alternative substrate. The incorporation of one cidofovir molecule into the growing DNA chain slows replication; sequential incorporation of two molecules halts DNA polymerase activity.

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