Synthesis of a new class of uridine phosphorylase inhibitors

Academic Article


  • A new series of potent uridine phosphorylase inhibitors have been prepared from barbituric acid. Among them, 1‐[(2‐hydroxyethoxy)methyl]‐5‐)(m‐‐benzyloxy)benzylbarbituric acid (37, BBBA) is the most promising having a Ki value of 1.1 ± 0.2 nM with uridine phosphorylase from human liver. The new inhibitors are easily synthesized and are better inhibitors of human uridine phosphorylase than their uracil counterparts. Copyright © 1993 Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry
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    Author List

  • Levesque DL; Wang E; Wei D; Tzeng C; Panzica RP; Naguib FNM; El Kouni MH
  • Start Page

  • 1399
  • End Page

  • 1404
  • Volume

  • 30
  • Issue

  • 5