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Title: Synthesis and antiviral activity of some 5'-N-phthaloyl-3'-azido-2',3'-dideoxythymidine analogues
Authors: Balzarini, Jan ×
De Clercq, Erik
Kaminska, Beata
Orzeszko, Andrzej #
Issue Date: May-2003
Series Title: Antiviral chemistry & chemotherapy vol:14 issue:3 pages:139-44
Abstract: A variety of substituted 5'-N-phthaloyl-3'-azido-2',3'-dideoxythymidine derivatives has been evaluated for their activity against HIV-1, HIV-2 and Moloney murine sarcoma virus (MSV) in cell culture. Most of the 3'-azido-2',3'-dideoxythymidine (AZT, zidovudine) derivatives showed antiviral activity in the lower micromolar concentration range and there was a close correlation between their anti-HIV and anti-MSV activity (r = 0.99). The adamantyl phthaloyl derivative was active at submicromolar concentrations. None of the compounds showed marked cytostatic activity. They did not inhibit recombinant HIV-1 reverse transcriptase. All compounds were inactive against HIV in thymidine kinase-deficient cells, pointing to the compounds' requirement to release free AZT to afford antiviral efficacy.
ISSN: 0956-3202
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Virology and Chemotherapy (Rega Institute)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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