Parallel Solution Phase Synthesis and Preliminary Biological Activity of a 5′-Substituted Cytidine Analog Library

Academic Article


  • A 109-membered library of 5′-substituted cytidine analogs was synthesized, via funding through the NIH Roadmap Initiative and the Pilot Scale Library (PSL) Program. Reaction core compounds contained-NH2 (2) and-COOH (44 and 93) groups that were coupled to a diversity of reactants in a parallel, solution phase format to produce the target library. The assorted reactants included-NH2,-CHO,-SO2Cl, and-COOH functional groups, and condensation with the intermediate core materials 2 and 44 followed by acidic hydrolysis produced 3-91 in good yields and high purity. Linkage of the amino terminus of d-phenylalanine methyl ester to the free 5′-COOH of 44 and NaOH treatment led to core library-COOH precursor 93. In a libraries from libraries approach, compound 93 served as the vital building block for our unique library of dipeptidyl cytidine analogs 94-114 through amide coupling of the-COOH group with numerous commercial amines followed by acidic deprotection. Initial screening of the complete final library through the MLPCN program revealed a modest number of hits over diverse biological processes. These hits might be considered as starting points for hit-to-lead optimization and development studies.
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    Pubmed Id

  • 8067831
  • Author List

  • Moukha-Chafiq O; Reynolds RC; Wilson JC; Snowden TS
  • Start Page

  • 628
  • End Page

  • 634
  • Volume

  • 21
  • Issue

  • 9