General Virology and DNA Viruses
A 32-year old HIV infected male is noted to have acute cytomegalovirus infection causing acute gastrointestinal symptoms. The treating physician has ordered that antiviral therapy be administered. Which of the following is most likely to be targeted by the antiviral agent?
(AIIMS May 2010)
|B||Nuclear transport of virus|
|C||Synthesis of viral DNA|
|D||Transcription of viral proteins|
Ganciclovir has been used primarily to treat severe CMV infections, and its method of action involves inhibition of DNA synthesis; answers A, B, D are incorrect methods of antiviral therapy for CMV infection.