Hong-wang Zhang

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Based on the promising drug resistance profile and potent anti-HIV activity of beta-d-3'-azido-2',3'-dideoxyguanosine, a series of purine modified nucleosides were synthesized by a chemical transglycosylation reaction and evaluated for their antiviral activity, cytotoxicity, and intracellular metabolism. Among the synthesized compounds, several show potent(More)
Microwave-assisted optimized transglycosylation reactions were used to prepare eleven modified l-3'-azido-2',3'-dideoxypurine nucleosides. These l-nucleoside analogs were evaluated against HIV and hepatitis B virus. The l-3'-azido-2',3'-dideoxypurines nucleosides were metabolized to nucleoside 5'-triphosphates in primary human lymphocytes, but exhibited(More)
The conversion of selected β-D-2,6-diaminopurine nucleosides (DAPNs) to their phosphoramidate prodrug (PD) substantially blocks the conversion to the G-analog allowing for the generation of two bioactive nucleoside triphosphates (NTPs) in human hepatocytes. A variety of 2'-C-methyl DAPN-PDs were prepared and evaluated for inhibition of HCV viral replication(More)
A series of hitherto unknown 3'-α-[1,2,3]-substituted triazolo-2',3'-dideoxypyrimidine nucleoside analogues of the anti-HIV 3'-azido-3'-deoxythymidine (AZT) were synthesized through catalyzed alkyne-azide 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition (Huisgen reaction). Those 3'-[1,2,3]-triazolo analogues bearing an azido alkyl chain were evaluated for their anti-HIV activity(More)
A new efficient synthesis of (2S,3R)-3-hydroxy-3-methylproline (3) is reported. During the course of a recent study on the Lewis acid promoted intramolecular opening of an epoxide by a carbamate NH, a highly concerted rearrangement was unexpectedly observed. Further investigations of substrate generality show that delta-carbamate-alpha,beta-epoxide esters(More)
β-D-3'-Azido-2',3'-dideoxyguanosine (3'-azido-ddG) is a potent inhibitor of HIV-1 replication with a superior resistance profile to zidovudine. Recently, we identified five novel 6-modified-3'-azido-ddG analogs that exhibit similar or superior anti-HIV-1 activity compared to 3'-azido-ddG in primary cells. To gain insight into their(More)
We recently reported that HIV-1 resistant to 3'-azido-3'-deoxythymidine (AZT) is not cross-resistant to 3'-azido-2',3'-dideoxypurines. This finding suggested that the nucleoside base is a major determinant of HIV-1 resistance to nucleoside analogs. To further explore this hypothesis, we conducted in vitro selection experiments by serial passage of(More)
Based on the anti-hepatitis C activity of 2'-C-methyl-adenosine and 2'-C-methyl-guanosine, a series of new modified purine 2'-C-methyl nucleosides was prepared as potential anti-hepatitis C virus agents. Herein, we report the synthesis of both 6-modified and 2-modified purine 2'-C-methyl-nucleosides along with their anti-HCV replication activity and(More)
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