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J Med Chem. 2008 Feb 14;51(3):439-48. doi: 10.1021/jm7010673. Epub 2008 Jan 12.

Structure-activity relationships of C6-uridine derivatives targeting plasmodia orotidine monophosphate decarboxylase.

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  • 1Center for Molecular Design and Preformulations and Division of Cell and Molecular Biology, Toronto General Research Institute/University Health Network, MaRS/TMDT, Toronto, ON, Canada.


Malaria, caused by Plasmodia parasites, has re-emerged as a major problem, imposing its fatal effects on human health, especially due to multidrug resistance. In Plasmodia, orotidine 5'-monophosphate decarboxylase (ODCase) is an essential enzyme for the de novo synthesis of uridine 5'-monophosphate. Impairing ODCase in these pathogens is a promising strategy to develop novel classes of therapeutics. Encouraged by our recent discovery that 6-iodo uridine is a potent inhibitor of P. falciparum, we investigated the structure-activity relationships of various C6 derivatives of UMP. 6-Cyano, 6-azido, 6-amino, 6-methyl, 6- N-methylamino, and 6- N, N-dimethylamino derivatives of uridine were evaluated against P. falciparum. The mononucleotides of 6-cyano, 6-azido, 6-amino, and 6-methyl uridine derivatives were studied as inhibitors of plasmodial ODCase. 6-Azidouridine 5'-monophosphate is a potent covalent inhibitor of P. falciparum ODCase. 6-Methyluridine exhibited weak antimalarial activity against P. falciparum 3D7 isolate. 6- N-Methylamino and 6- N, N-dimethylamino uridine derivatives exhibited moderate antimalarial activities.

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