Glycidol-carbohydrate hybrids: A new family of DNA alkylating agents

Kazunobu Toshima, Yukiko Okuno, Shuichi Matsumura

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Novel and chiral glycidol-carbohydrate hybrids possessing an epoxy group as a DNA alkylating moiety were designed and synthesized. These artificial hybrids selectively alkylated DNA at the N-7 sites of the guanines and cleaved DNA without any additives. The binding ability of the glycidol was significantly enhanced by the attachment of the carbohydrate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3281-3283
Number of pages3
JournalBioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Oct 16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Molecular Biology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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