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J Med Chem. 1992 Nov 13;35(23):4450-4.

A dideazatetrahydrofolate analogue lacking a chiral center at C-6, N-[4-[2-(2-amino-3,4-dihydro-4-oxo-7H-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidin-5- yl)ethyl]benzoyl]-L-glutamic acid, is an inhibitor of thymidylate synthase.

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  • 1Department of Chemistry, Princeton University, New Jersey 08544.

Abstract

N-[4-[2-(2-Amino-3,4-dihydro-4-oxo-7H-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidin-5- yl)ethyl]benzoyl]-L-glutamic acid (15), prepared in five steps from 2-pivaloyl-7-deazaguanine, has been found to be an antitumor agent with its primary site of action at thymidylate synthase rather than purine synthesis. This compound appears to be a promising candidate for clinical evaluation.

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