Mechanism-based inactivation of dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase by 5-ethynyluracil.

Abstract

Uracil analogues with appropriate substituents at the 5-position inactivated dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DHPDHase). The efficiency of these inactivators was highly dependent on the size of the 5-substituent. For example, 5-ethynyluracil inactivated DHPDHase with an efficiency (kinact/Ki) that was 500-fold greater than that for 5-propynyluracil. 5… (More)

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