Brain Targeting of anti-HIV Nucleosides: Ether Prodrugs of 3′-Azido-2′,3′-Dideoxyuridine (AZdU) and 3′-Azido-3′-Deoxythymidine (AZT)

@inproceedings{Doshi1993BrainTO,
  title={Brain Targeting of anti-HIV Nucleosides: Ether Prodrugs of 3′-Azido-2′,3′-Dideoxyuridine (AZdU) and 3′-Azido-3′-Deoxythymidine (AZT)},
  author={Kokila Doshi and Quazi Rezaul Islam and James M. Gallo and F. Douglas Boudinot and Ling-ling Hsieh and Yuanxi Qin and Raymond F Schinazi and Chung K Chu},
  year={1993}
}
In an effort to increase the brain delivery of anti-HIV nucleosides, 5-0-benzyl and glucose derivatives of 3′-azido-2′,3′-dideoxyuridine (AZdU or CS-87) and 3′-azido-3′-deoxythymidine (AZT) were synthesized. In vitro stability and pharmacokinetic studies in mice were conducted with benzyl AZdU (BzlAZdU), benzyl AZT (BzlAZT), and glucose AZdU (GAZdU) prodrugs. In vitro studies indicated that the prodrugs were stable in phosphate buffer (pH 7.4), human serum and mouse serum. In mouse brain… CONTINUE READING