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Title: The novel C-5 aryl, alkenyl, and alkynyl substituted uracil derivatives of L-ascorbic acid: synthesis, cytostatic, and antiviral activity evaluations
Authors: Gazivoda, Tatjana ×
Raić-Malić, Silvana
Marjanović, Marko
Kralj, Marijeta
Pavelić, Kresimir
Balzarini, Jan
De Clercq, Erik
Mintas, Mladen #
Issue Date: Jan-2007
Publisher: Pergamon
Series Title: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry vol:15 issue:2 pages:749-758
Abstract: The novel C-5 substituted uracil derivatives of l-ascorbic acid were synthesized by coupling of 5-iodouracil-4,5-didehydro-5,6-dideoxy-l-ascorbic acid with unsaturated stannanes under Stille reaction conditions. The new compounds were evaluated for their antitumoral and antiviral activities. Among all compounds evaluated the 5-propynyl substituted uracil derivative of l-ascorbic acid (7) exhibited the most pronounced cytostatic activities against all examined tumor cell lines (IC(50): 0.2-0.78 microM). However, this compound was also cytotoxic to human normal fibroblasts WI 38. The 5-(phenylethynyl)uracil-2,3-di-O-benzylated l-ascorbic acid derivative (4) exhibited an albeit slight (IC(50): 55-108 microM), but selective inhibitory effect toward all tumor cell lines except for cervical carcinoma (HeLa), pancreatic carcinoma (MiaPaCa-2), laryngeal carcinoma (Hep-2), and colon carcinoma (SW 620), and no cytotoxicity to normal human fibroblast (WI 38). Compound 7 showed some, not highly specific, inhibitory potential against vesicular stomatitis virus, Coxsackie B4 virus, and Sindbis viruses (EC(50): 1.6 microM).
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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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