(Matrix presented) In an effort to improve the water solubility of camptothecin, four 20-O-phosphate and phosphonate analogues have been prepared. These analogues are freely water soluble, stable at physiological pH, and stabilize the human topoisomerase I-DNA covalent binary complex with the same sequence selectivity as camptothecin itself. All four compounds inhibited the growth of yeast expressing human topoisomerase I in an enzyme-dependent fashion.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry