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Active ingredient: Foscarnet - Chemisty and Biological Activity

Chemisty and Biological Activity

Chemical Formula


Chemical Name

phosphonomethanoic acid

Chemical Structure

Molecular Weight

126.005 g/mol

Physical State


Melting Point

88.06 oC

Water Solubility


Isoelectric Point

Not Available

Organisms Affected

Human herpes viruses

Phase 1 Metabolising Enzyme (1-st Step of Metabolism)

Not applicable

Primary Drug Target
NameDNA polymerase (human herpes simplex virus 1)
Gene NameUL30
SynonymsDNA polymerase; EC
General FunctionReplication, recombination and repair
Pathwaymap00230 Purine metabolism map00240 Pyrimidine metabolism map03030 DNA polymerase
Reactiondeoxynucleoside triphosphate + DNA(n) = diphosphate + DNA(n+1)

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