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The structure of the beta-lactamase SME-1 from Serratia marcescens, a class A enzyme characterized by its significant activity against imipenem, has been determined to 2.13 A resolution. The overall structure of SME-1 is similar to that of other class A beta-lactamases. In the active-site cavity, most of the residues found in SME-1 are conserved among class(More)
Molecular modeling and phosphorylation assay in vitro were employed to select a novel unsaturated 1,3-dihydroxyisobutenyl thymine derivative 6 as ligand for HSV-1 TK which may be of interest as lead for the development of an positron emission tomography (PET) imaging agent. Compound 6 was successfully prepared using modified approaches. A significant(More)
Novel C-6 substituted pyrimidine derivatives are good substrates of herpes simplex virus type 1 thymidine kinase (HSV1-TK). Enzyme kinetic experiments showed that our lead compound, N-methyl DHBT (N-methyl-6-(1,3-dihydroxyisobutyl) thymine; N-Me DHBT), is phosphorylated at a similar rate compared to "gold standard"(More)
Pathogen-selective labeling was achieved by using the novel gemcitabine metabolite analogue 2'-deoxy-2',2'-difluoro-5-ethynyluridine (dF-EdU) and click chemistry. Cells infected with Herpes Simplex Virus-1 (HSV-1), but not uninfected cells, exhibit nuclear staining upon the addition of dF-EdU and a fluorescent azide. The incorporation of the dF-EdU into DNA(More)
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