John A. Montgomery

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2-Chloro-9-(2-deoxy-2-fluoro-beta-D-arabinofuranosyl)-adenine (Cl-F-ara-A) has activity against the P388 tumor in mice on several different schedules. Biochemical studies with a chronic myelogenous leukemia cell line (K562) grown in cell culture have been done in order to better understand its mechanism of action. Cl-F-ara-A was a potent inhibitor of K562(More)
The purpose of this paper is 2-fold. First, we present several extensions to the ONIOM(QM:MM) scheme. In its original formulation, the electrostatic interaction between the regions is included at the classical level. Here we present the extension to electronic embedding. We show how the behavior of ONIOM with electronic embedding can be more stable than(More)
In an effort to understand biochemical features that are important to the selective antitumor activity of 2-chloro-9-(2-deoxy-2-fluoro-beta-D-arabinofuranosyl)adenine [Cl-F( upward arrow)-dAdo], we evaluated the biochemical pharmacology of three structurally similar compounds that have quite different antitumor activities. Cl-F( upward arrow)-dAdo was(More)
The synthesis of 2-halo-9-(2-deoxy-2-fluoro-beta-D-arabinofuranosyl)adenines (4b and 4d) by coupling the 2,6-dihalopurine with 3-acetyl-5-benzoyl-2-deoxy-2-fluoro-D-arabinofuranosyl bromide (2) followed by replacement of the 6-halogen with concomitant removal of the acyl blocking groups is described. 2-Fluoroadenine derivative 4g had to be prepared by the(More)
Competitive inhibitors of the salvage pathway enzyme purine-nucleoside phosphorylase (purine-nucleoside:orthophosphate ribosyltransferase, EC 2.4.2.1) have been designed by using the three-dimensional structure of the enzyme as determined by x-ray crystallography. The process was an iterative one that utilized interactive computer graphics, Monte(More)
We have recently reported an influenza virus neuraminidase inhibitor, RWJ-270201 (BCX-1812), a novel cyclopentane derivative discovered through structure-based drug design. In this paper, we compare the potency of three compounds, RWJ-270201, oseltamivir, and zanamivir, against neuraminidase enzymes from various subtypes of influenza. RWJ-270201 effectively(More)