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Abbreviated name: FTC
Synonyms: 524W91 | BW-524W91 | Coviracil® | Emtriva®
emtricitabine is an approved drug (EMA & FDA (2003))
Compound class: Synthetic organic
Comment: Emtricitabine is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI) antiretroviral compound.
View more information in the IUPHAR Pharmacology Education Project: emtricitabine
1. Schinazi RF, McMillan A, Cannon D, Mathis R, Lloyd RM, Peck A, Sommadossi JP, St Clair M, Wilson J, Furman PA et al.. (1992)
Selective inhibition of human immunodeficiency viruses by racemates and enantiomers of cis-5-fluoro-1-[2-(hydroxymethyl)-1,3-oxathiolan-5-yl]cytosine.
Antimicrob Agents Chemother, 36 (11): 2423-31. [PMID:1283296]