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J Med Chem. 2006 Mar 23;49(6):2096-102.

Antitrypanosomal activity of 5'-deoxy-5'-(iodomethylene)adenosine and related 6-N-cyclopropyladenosine analogues.

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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida International University, Miami, Florida 33199, USA.


Treatment of the 6-N-cyclopropyl-2',3'-di-O-isopropylideneadenosine 5'-aldehyde with sulfone-stabilized phosphonate or fluorophosphonate reagents followed by stannyldesulfonylations and subsequent iodo- or protiodestannylation gave 6-N-cyclopropyl-5'-deoxy-5'-(iodomethylene)adenosine 8b or its 5'-fluoromethylene analogue 11. Treatment of the 5'-aldehyde with hydroxylamine or dibromomethylene- or cyanomethylene-stabilized Wittig reagents and deprotections gave the oxime 4b, 5'-cyanomethylene 5b, and 5'-dibromomethylene 13b analogues. Dehydrobromination of 13b gave acetylenic compound 14b. From the tested 6-N-cyclopropyladenosine analogues modified at the 5' carbon, the 5'-iodomethylene 8b had the most potent activity against Trypanosoma brucei in vitro with an IC50 of 12 microg/mL. The IC50 value was 19 microg/mL for both the 5'-fluoromethylene 11 and the 5'-cyanomethylene 5b compounds. The (E)-5'-deoxy-5'-(iodomethylene)adenosine 2a, a known inhibitor of AdoHcy hydrolase not modified with a cyclopropyl ring at 6-amino group, also inhibited T. brucei with an IC50 of 9 microg/mL. In contrast to some other adenosine analogues modified at C5', the 6-N-cyclopropyladenosine analogues described here do not exhibit an inhibitory effect on AdoHcy hydrolase and displayed only marginal antiviral activity.

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