(1S,3R,4S)-3-Hydroxyrnethyl-1-(uracil-1-yl)-2,5-dioxabicyclo[2.2.1]hepta ne 9 and the corresponding cytosine derivative 10, nucleoside analogues with a novel bicyclic nucleoside structure 3, were synthesized in a few steps from the known 1-(3'-deoxy-ß-D-psicofuranosyl)uracil 4. NOE experiments verified the bicyclic nucleosides to be restricted to the expected S-type furanose conformation while the nucleobase is in an anti-conformation. Both nucleosides proved to be devoid of anti-HIV activity in MT-4 cells, which further supports the hypothesis that conformational flexibility of the furanose ring in a nucleoside analogue is necessary to obtain both intracellular 5'-triphosphorylation and inhibition of HIV-1 reverse transcriptase. © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2000.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 1|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|