Synthesis and biological activity of 4′-thio-L-xylofuranosyl nucleosides

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  • A series of 4′-thio-L-xylofuranosyl nucleosides were prepared and evaluated as potential anticancer and antiviral agents. The details of a convenient and high-yielding synthesis of the carbohydrate precursor 1-O-acetyl-2,3,5-tri-O-benzyl-4- thio-L-xylofuranose (6) are presented. Proof of structure and configuration at all chiral centers of the nucleosides was obtained by proton and carbon NMR. All target compounds were evaluated in a series of human cancer cell lines in culture and as antiviral agents.
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    Author List

  • Tiwari KN; Messini L; Montgomery JA; Secrist JA
  • Start Page

  • 743
  • End Page

  • 746
  • Volume

  • 20
  • Issue

  • 4-7