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Title: Influence of 6- or 8-substitution on the antiviral activity of 3-arylalkylthiomethylimidazo[1,2-a]pyridine against human cytomegalovirus (CMV) and varicella-zoster virus (VZV): part II
Authors: Véron, Jean-Baptiste ×
Allouchi, Hassan
Enguehard-Gueiffier, Cécile
Snoeck, Robert
Andrei, Graciela
De Clercq, Erik
Gueiffier, Alain #
Issue Date: Nov-2008
Publisher: Pergamon
Series Title: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry vol:16 issue:21 pages:9536-9545
Abstract: The synthesis of original imidazo[1,2-a]pyridines bearing a thioether side chain at the 3 position and diversely substituted on the 6 or 8 position, and their antiviral activities are reported. From the synthesized compounds, the imidazo[1,2-a]pyridines bearing a 5 membered heterocycle (thiophene, furane or pyrrole) in the 6 position or a phenylthio group in the 6 or 8 position were the most potent against human cytomegalovirus (CMV) and varicella-zoster virus (VZV), whereas several other congeners, while less potent, were more selective in their inhibitory activity against VZV and CMV. These compounds showed similar activity against thymidine kinase competent (TK+) and deficient (TK-) VZV strains, demonstrating a mechanism of action independent of the viral thymidine kinase.
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ISSN: 0968-0896
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Virology and Chemotherapy (Rega Institute)
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