B. M. O'Connor

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We examined the in vitro activity of 2-desamino-5,8-dideazafolate and 2-desamino-N10-propargyl-5,8-dideazafolate (desamino-CB3717), the more water-soluble 2-desamino analogues of 5,8-dideazafolate and N10-propargyl-5,8-dideazafolic acid (CB3717). We report Ki values for the inhibition of L1210 thymidylate synthase (TS) of 2 and 0.027 microM for(More)
Modification of the potent thymidylate synthase (TS) inhibitor N-[4-[N-[(2-amino-3,4-dihydro-4-oxo-6-quinazolinyl)methyl]-N-prop-2- ynylamino]benzoyl]-L-glutamic acid (1a) has led to the synthesis of quinazoline antifolates bearing alkyl, substituted alkyl, and aryl substituents at C2. In general the synthetic route involved the coupling of the appropriate(More)
Heterocyclic para-aminobenzoate modifications of 2-desamino-2-methyl-5,8-dideazafolic acid and a series of its N10-substituted analogs have produced a number of interesting compounds that have enabled a deeper understanding of the biochemical events required for activity in this class of antimetabolite. There is a relationship that has become apparent(More)
The synthesis is described of a series of C2-methyl-N10-alkylquinazoline-based antifolates in which the p-aminobenzoate ring is replaced by the heterocycles thiophene, thiazole, thiadiazole, pyridine, and pyrimidine. These were generally elaborated by the reaction of (bromomethyl)quinazoline 18 or its N3-[(pivaloyloxy)methyl]-protected derivative 36 with(More)
We describe the characterization of human lymphoblastoid cell lines with acquired resistance (greater than 20,000-fold) to a novel folate-based thymidylate synthase (TS) (EC inhibitor, C2-desamino-C2-methyl-N10-propargyl-5,8-dideazafolic acid (ICI198583). This acquired resistance was associated with a 64-fold amplification of the TS gene, a(More)
The synthesis of 16 new N10-propargylquinazoline antifolates with methylamino, ethylamino, (2-aminoethyl)amino, [2-(dimethylamino)ethyl]amino, (2-hydroxyethyl)amino, (carboxymethyl)amino, dimethylamino, imidazol-1-yl, methoxy, ethoxy, phenoxy, 2-methoxyethoxy, 2-hydroxyethoxy, mercapto, methylthio, and chloro substituents at C2 is described. In general, the(More)
The synthesis of 2'-fluoro-10-propargyl-5,8-dideazafolic acid and its 2-desamino, 2-desamino-2-hydroxymethyl, and 2-desamino-2-methoxy analogues is described. In general the synthetic route involved the coupling of diethyl N-[2-fluoro-4-(prop-2-ynylamino)benzoyl]-L-glutamate with the appropriate 6-(bromomethyl)quinazoline followed by deprotection with mild(More)
The synthesis of nine new 2-methyl-10-propargylquinazoline antifolates with substituents in the p-aminobenzoyl ring is described. In general the synthetic route involved the coupling of the appropriate ring-substituted diethyl N-[4-(prop-2-ynylamino)benzoyl]-L-glutamate with 6-(bromomethyl)-3,4-dihydro-2-methyl-4-oxoquinazoline followed by deprotection(More)
The synthesis of a series of analogues of the potent thymidylate synthase (TS) inhibitor N-[4-[N-[(3,4-dihydro-2-methyl-4-oxo-6- quinazolinyl)methyl]-N-prop-2-ynylamino]benzoyl]-L-glutamic acid (ICI 198583, 1) is described in which the glutamic acid residue has been replaced by other alpha-amino acids. Most of these analogues were prepared by coupling of(More)
Modifications to the bicyclic ring system of the potent thymidylate synthase (TS) inhibitor N-[4-[N-[(2-amino-3,4-dihydro-4-oxo-6- quinazolinyl)methyl]-N-prop-2-ynylamino]benzoyl]-L-glutamic acid (1, CB3717) have led to the synthesis of a series of quinoline antifolates bearing a variety of substituents at the C2 and C4 positions. In general the synthetic(More)