Inhibitory activity of alkoxyalkyl and alkyl esters of cidofovir and cyclic cidofovir against orthopoxvirus replication in vitro.

Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy

PubMedID: 15105146

Keith KA, Wan WB, Ciesla SL, Beadle JR, Hostetler KY, Kern ER. Inhibitory activity of alkoxyalkyl and alkyl esters of cidofovir and cyclic cidofovir against orthopoxvirus replication in vitro. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2004;48(5):1869-71.
A new series of ether lipid esters of cidofovir (CDV) were evaluated against vaccinia and cowpox viruses. Activity was dependent on number of atoms in the alkyl or alkoxyalkyl chain, the linker moiety, and the presence of a double bond in the alkoxyalkyl chains linked to the phosphonate moiety of CDV.