Melinda Harsanyi

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A number of antagonists of nucleotide metabolism with anti-cancer activity affect the de novo purine pathway. To determine the biochemical mechanisms of cytotoxicity of these drugs, assay procedures have been developed for measurement of the levels of intermediates proximal to IMP in the pathway for de novo purine biosynthesis in mouse L1210 leukemia cells.(More)
In mammals, dihydroorotase is part of a trifunctional protein, dihydroorotate synthetase, which catalyzes the first three reactions of de novo pyrimidine biosynthesis. Dihydroorotase catalyzes the formation of a peptide-like bond between the terminal ureido nitrogen and the beta-carboxyl group of N-carbamyl-L-aspartate to yield heterocyclic(More)
6-L-Thiodihydroorotate (TDHO) and 2-oxo-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyrimidine-4,6-dicarboxylate (HDDP) are potent inhibitors of mammalian dihydroorotase in vitro (R. I. Christopherson, K. J. Schmalzl, E. Szabados, R. J. Goodridge, M. C. Harsanyi, M. E. Sant, E. M. Algar, J. E. Anderson, A. Armstrong, S. C. Sharma, W. A. Bubb, and S. D. Lyons, Biochemistry, 28:(More)
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