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Nucleosides, nucleotides & nucleic acids

Synthesis and DNA topoisomerase-II inhibitory activity of unnatural nucleosides.


PMID 15715196

Abstract

The synthesis and biological activities of a number of unnatural nucleosides (23-43) is described. Nucleosides have been synthesized by SnCl4-catalyzed condensation of amino sugar acetates and silylated modified pyrimidines. Few of the 2'-O-acetyl derivatives of the nucleosides were hydrolyzed to the respective hydroxy derivatives by treatment with methanol saturated with ammonia. The compounds were screened against Filarial DNA-topoisomerase-II but only one of the compounds (29) inhibited this enzyme at 40 microg/mL of reaction mixture.