Synthesis and General Biological Activity of a Small Adenosine-5′-(Carboxamide and Sulfanilamide) Library

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  • A small library of fifty-five adenosine peptide analogs was synthesized, under the Pilot Scale Library (PSL) Program of the NIH Roadmap initiative, from 2′,3′-O-isopropylideneadenosine-5′-carboxylic acid 2. The coupling of amine or sulfanilamide reactants to the free 5′-carboxylic acid moiety of 2, in automated solution-phase fashion, led after acid-mediated hydrolysis to target compounds 3-57 in good yields and high purity. No marked anticancer or antimalarial activity was noted on preliminary cellular testing. Initial screening through the MLPCN program, however, indicates that these analogs may show diverse and interesting biological activities.
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    Author List

  • Moukha-Chafiq O; Reynolds RC
  • Start Page

  • 709
  • End Page

  • 729
  • Volume

  • 33
  • Issue

  • 11