J. E. Wirsching

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The gene encoding human plakoglobin was mapped to chromosome 17q12-q22. An intragenic restriction fragment length polymorphism was used to localize the plakoglobin gene distal to locus KRT10 and proximal to the marker D17S858. The plakoglobin gene colocalizes with the polymorphic 17q21 marker UM8 on the same cosmid insert. This subregion of chromosome 17 is(More)
1-O-Acetyl-2,3,5-tri-O-benzyl-4-thio-L-arabinofuranoside (6) was transformed in two steps into the 1-(4-thio-L-arabinofuranosyl)-5-halopyrimidine nucleosides 10, 11 and 12, obtained as anomeric mixtures which were separable in the case of 10 and 11. No in vitro antiviral activity against HIV-1 and HIV-2. TK+ and TK- VZV and CMV has been found for 10, 11 and(More)
1-O-Acetyl-2,3,5-tri-O-benzyl-4-thio-L-arabinofuranose (10) was transformed into the corresponding cytidine derivative 9 and the adenosine derivative 12. Both nucleosides, as well as the previously reported uridine and thymidine analogues 2 and 3, were tested for their in vitro antiviral activity.
New isonucleosides [methyl 5-(1-pyrimidinyl)furanosides] are prepared by nucleophilic opening of the oxetane ring of methyl 3,5-anhydro-2-O-(2-fluorobenzyl)-D-xylofuranoside with silylated pyrimidine bases in the presence of trimethylsilyl triflate. Structures, configurations and conformations were determined by NMR techniques and several X-ray diffraction(More)
Methyl 2,5-anhydro-3-O-(2-methoxyethyl)-2-thio-beta-D-arabinofuranoside and methyl 2,5-anhydro-3-O-(2-fluorobenzyl)-2-thio-alpha-D-lyxofuranoside were transformed into the corresponding uridine, thymidine, cytidine and adenosine analogues, which exclusively exhibited the alpha-configuration irrespective of the anomeric configuration of the donor. The(More)
Reaction of 1-O-acetyl-2,3,5-tri-O-benzyl-4-thio-L-lyxofuranose with silylated pyrimidine bases and subsequent deprotection with boron tribromide led to 4'-thio-L-lyxo pyrimidine nucleosides. The 5-bromo-6-methyl derivative was prepared from methyl 2,3,5-tri-O-acetyl-4-thio-L-lyxofuranoside. Deacetylation was performed with sodium methoxide. The anomers(More)
Methyl 2,3-anhydro-alpha-D-ribofuranoside (3a) was transformed into methyl 2-seleno-2,5-anhydro-alpha-D-arabinofuranoside (5a) and methyl 3-seleno-3,5-anhydro-alpha-D-xylofuranoside (6a) in two steps via the reaction of the C-5 mesylate of 3a, methyl 2,3-anhydro-5-O-mesyl-alpha-D-ribofuranoside (4a), with sodium hydrogen selenide. The corresponding beta(More)