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Title: Novel ribofuranosylnucleoside lead compounds for potent and selective inhibitors of mitochondrial thymidine kinase-2
Authors: Balzarini, Jan ×
Zhu, C
De Clercq, Erik
Pérez-Pérez, M J
Chamorro, C
Camarasa, M J
Karlsson, A #
Issue Date: Oct-2000
Series Title: The Biochemical journal vol:351 issue:Pt 1 pages:167-71
Abstract: The ribonucleoside analogues (E)-5-(2-bromovinyl)uridine (5-BV-Urd) and 3'-spiro-(4'-amino-1',2'-oxathiole-2',2'-dioxide)-5-methyluridine (3'-AOD-5-MeUrd) emerged as potent and selective competitive inhibitors of mitochondrial thymidine kinase (TK)-2 with respect to thymidine (K(i)/K(m) values of 9.0 and 1.2 respectively). Cytosolic TK-1 did not show measurable affinity for these compounds. [(32)P]Phosphate transfer studies from [gamma-(32)P]ATP to 5-BV-Urd and 3'-AOD-5-MeUrd revealed extremely poor substrate activity but potent inhibitory potential of the compounds. It was concluded that the ribonucleosides 5-BV-Urd and 3'-AOD-5-MeUrd represent two new lead compounds for potent and selective inhibitors of mitochondrial TK-2.
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ISSN: 0264-6021
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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