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Title: Application of the phosphoramidate ProTide approach to the antiviral drug ribavirin
Authors: Derudas, Marco
Brancale, Andrea
Naesens, Lieve
Neyts, Johan ×
Balzarini, Jan
McGuigan, Christopher #
Issue Date: Apr-2010
Publisher: Pergamon
Series Title: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry vol:18 issue:7 pages:2748-2755
Abstract: Ribavirin is a nucleoside analogue with broad antiviral activity. Here we report the synthesis and biological evaluation of novel ribavirin ProTides designed to deliver the bioactive ribavirin monophosphate into cells. Some of the compounds display activity similar to the parent nucleoside against a range of viruses. Enzymatic, cell lysate and preliminary modeling studies have been performed to investigate the lack of enhancement of potency by the ProTides, and these indicate a failure at the final, amino acid cleavage step in the ProTide activation process, leading to inefficient release of the nucleoside monophosphate.
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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)
× corresponding author
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