Stereoselectivity, sequence specificity and mechanism of action of the azinomycin epoxide

Marie‐Hélène David-Cordonnier, Maxwell Casely-Hayford, Mostafa Kouach, Gilbert Briand, Laurence H. Patterson, Christian Bailly, Mark Searcey

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Not like the rest. In this study we show that the four diastereomers of the azinomycin epoxide (1) have different sequence selectivities, while the natural product appears to exert its effects through reversible N7 alkylation of guanine followed by irreversible depurination (see scheme).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1658–1661
Number of pages4
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 6 Nov 2006


  • antitumor agents
  • azinomycin
  • depurination
  • DNA cleavage
  • natural products

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