Synthesis and structure activity relationships of 5-substituted-4'-thio-beta-D-arabinofuranosylcytosines.

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  • Four 5-substituted (chloro, fluoro, bromo, methyl) 1-(4-thio-beta-D-arabinofuranosyl)cytosines and their alpha anomers were synthesized by a facile route in high yields. All of these nucleosides were evaluated for cytotoxicity against a panel of human tumor cell lines in vitro. Only 5-fluoro-1-(4-thio-beta-D-arabinofuranosyl)cytosine was found to be highly cytotoxic in all the cell lines and was further evaluated in vivo.
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  • Arabinonucleosides, Cell Line, Drug Screening Assays, Antitumor, Humans, Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, Structure-Activity Relationship
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    Author List

  • Tiwari KN; Shortnacy-Fowler AT; Cappellacci L; Waud WR; Parker WB; Montgomery JA; Secrist JA
  • Start Page

  • 2005
  • End Page

  • 2017
  • Volume

  • 19
  • Issue

  • 10-12