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Folates--one carbon carriers--take part in the metabolism of purine, thymidylate and some amino acids. Internalization of these compounds employs several mechanisms of transport systems. Reduced folate carriers and folate receptors play the most important role in this process. The physiological role of these molecules in normal and neoplastic cells is(More)
3'-Deoxy-3'-fluorothymidine (FLT, alovudine(®)) belongs to the most potent agents inhibiting HIV-1 replication. Its 5'-triphosphate (FLTTP) is a potent inhibitor of HIV-1 reverse transcriptase (HIV RT). Unfortunately, FLT exerts substantial hematologic toxicity both in vitro and in vivo. It was suggested that this toxicity may be related to inhibition of(More)
The efficient method for the synthesis of novel cell permeable inhibitors of protein kinase CK2 with anticancer and proapoptotic activity has been developed. A series of polybrominated benzimiadazole derivatives substituted by various cyanoalkyl groups have been synthesized. Cyanoethyl derivatives were obtained by Michael type addition of(More)
To further clarify the role of the individual bromine atoms of 4,5,6,7-tetrabromotriazole (TBBt), a relatively selective inhibitor of protein kinase CK2, we have examined the inhibition (IC(50)) of human CK2α by the two mono-, the four di-, and the two tri- bromobenzotriazoles relative to that of TBBt. Halogenation of the central vicinal C(5)/C(6) atoms(More)
Highly purified preparations of thymidylate synthase, isolated from calf thymus, and L1210 parental and FdUrd-resistant cells, were found to be nitrated, as indicated by a specific reaction with anti-nitro-tyrosine antibodies, suggesting this modification to appear endogenously in normal and tumor tissues. Each human, mouse and Ceanorhabditis elegans(More)
In ongoing studies on the role of the individual bromine atoms of 4,5,6,7-tetrabromobenzotriazole (TBBt) in its relatively selective inhibition of protein kinase CK2α, we have prepared all the possible two mono-, four di-, and two tri-bromobenzotriazoles and determined their physicochemical properties in aqueous medium. They exhibited a general trend of a(More)
A series of new polybrominated benzimidazoles and benzotriazoles has been synthesized and their influence on the activity of protein kinase CK2 was evaluated. It was revealed that the most active inhibitors are those with methyl or ethyl substituent at benzene ring, namely 5,6,7-tribromo-4-methyl-1H-benzotriazole (38, IC50 0.51 μM) and(More)
Various thiated analogues of thymine 2',3'-dideoxy-3'-fluoronucleoside (FLT) and their 5'-monophosphates and 5'-triphosphates were prepared with the use of modified multistep procedures. The thiated analogues of FLT and FLTMP were evaluated against the wild type and drug- and multidrug-resistant strains of HIV-1, using the replicative phenotyping format of(More)
Localization of thymidylate synthase protein in Trichinella spiralis and Caenorhabditis elegans development was followed with the use of confocal microscopy, revealing similar expression patterns in both nematode species. In T. spiralis premature muscle larvae and C. elegans dauer, L3 and L4 larvae, thymidylate synthase was detected in the nerve ring and(More)
The efficient method for the synthesis of novel 4,5,6,7-tetrabromo-1H-benzotriazole (TBBt) derivatives bearing a single stereogenic center has been developed. New compounds with a variety of substituents at the meta- and para-position of the phenyl ring are reported. All of the presented compounds were obtained using classical synthetic methods, such as(More)