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|Chemical and physical data|
|Molar mass||260.26 g·mol−1|
|3D model (JSmol)|
|(what is this?)|
Tiazofurin is a drug which acts as an inhibitor of the enzyme IMP dehydrogenase. Tiazofurin and its analogues were under investigation for potential use in the treatment of cancer, though side effects such as pleuropericarditis and a flu-like syndrome precluded further development. They also show antiviral effects and may be reevaluated as potential options in the treatment of newly emerging viral diseases.
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- De Clercq E (March 2016). "C-Nucleosides To Be Revisited". Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. 59 (6): 2301–11. doi:10.1021/acs.jmedchem.5b01157. PMID 26513594.