Stereochemical considerations in the enzymatic phosphorylation and antiviral activity of acyclonucleosides. I. Phosphorylation of 2'-nor-2'-deoxyguanosine.

The antiviral compound 9-[(1,3-dihydroxy-2-propoxy)methyl]guanine (2'-nor-2'-deoxyguanosine, 2'-NDG) is phosphorylated by the HSV-1-induced thymidine kinase to the monophosphate (2'-NDG-MP) and this is further phosphorylated by cellular kinases to the triphosphate (2'-NDG-TP) which is a potent inhibitor of DNA polymerases. Since phosphorylation of 2'-NDG… CONTINUE READING