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)
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 2.1.1.45) 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)
Biochemical and biological studies have been carried out with 2-desamino-2-methylaminopterin (dmAMT), which inhibits tumor cell growth in culture but is only a weak inhibitor of dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR). Since it was possible that the species responsible for growth inhibition are polyglutamylated metabolites, the di-, tri-, and tetraglutamates of(More)
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