Synthesis and screening of bicyclic carbohydrate-based compounds: a novel type of antivirals.

Laboratory for Organic and Bioorganic Synthesis, Department of Organic Chemistry, Ghent University, Krijgslaan 281 (S.4), B-9000 Ghent, Belgium.
Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters (Impact Factor: 2.33). 04/2006; 16(6):1495-8. DOI: 10.1016/j.bmcl.2005.12.048
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ABSTRACT A small library of bicyclic carbohydrate derivatives was synthesized and screened. A strong and selective activity against cytomegalovirus was found. Structure-activity relationship for this new type of antivirals is discussed.

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