Synthesis of Novel Thiopurine Pyranonucleosides: Evaluation of Their Bioactivity
AuthorDimopoulou, A.; Manta, S.; Parmenopoulou, V.; Gkizis, P.; Coutouli-Argyropoulou, E.; Schols, D.; Komiotis, D.
We report the synthesis of novel thiopurine pyranonucleosides. Direct coupling of silylated 6-mercaptopurine and 6-thioguanine with the appropriate pyranoses 1a-e via Vorbruggen nucleosidation, gave the N-9 linked mercaptopurine 2a-e and thioguanine 4a-e nucleosides, while their N-7 substituted congeners 10a-e and 7a-e, were obtained through condensation of the same acetates with 6-chloro and 2-amino-6-chloropurines, followed by subsequent thionation. Nucleosides 3a-e, 5a-e, 8a-e, and 11a-e were evaluated for their cytostatic activity in three different tumor cell proliferative assays.