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Any one know what this NVR 3-778 is?

Potential first-in-class treatment is well-tolerated in patients with chronic hepatitis B https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/04/160416090009.htm
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Is it just like TDF/TAF/ETV? Or does it do more for us?
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NVR 3-778 is a capsid formation inhibitor. The hbv core protein produced during hbv replication is used to a form a capsid, inside the capsid containing the pgrna, reverse transcription takes place. NVR 3-778 disrupts the formation of the capsid, without a properly formed capsid, new virion cannot be replicated. TDF/ETV inhibit reverse-transcription taking place inside the capsid. So all of them target the replication process. If successful, it will lead to reduction of hbvdna in the serum.

Just my layperson understanding.
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thank you!

i found in their website that it's suppose to also provide greater and faster suppression of cccDNA and possibly also reduce HBsAg levels

https://noviratherapeutics.com/pipeline/nvr3-778/
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