Shiqiong Yang

Fudan University, Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China

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    ABSTRACT: This paper reports the synthesis and antiviral evaluation of a series of non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs) that combine the peculiar structural features of diarylpyrimidine derivatives (DAPYs) and benzophenone derivatives (BPs). The DAPY derivatives bearing benzoyl or alkoxyl substitutes on the A-ring showed the inhibitory activity against wild-type HIV-1 at the cellular level within the range of EC50 values from micromolar to nanomolar. Among these compounds, 1u exhibited the most potent anti-HIV-1 activity (EC50 = 0.06 ± 0.01 μM, SI > 6260), which were about 1.8-fold more active than nevirapine (NVP) and delavirdine (DLV). In addition, the binding modes with HIV-1 RT and the preliminary SAR studies of these derivatives were also considered for further investigation.
    European journal of medicinal chemistry 05/2013; 65C:134-143. · 3.27 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A series of d4T di- or triphosphate derivatives have been synthesized and evaluated as effective substrates for HIV-1 RT, and also tested for their in vitro anti-HIV activity. The steady-state kinetic study of compounds 1-4 in an enzymatic incorporation assay by HIV-1 RT follows MichaelisMenten profile. In addition, compounds 2-4 are able to inhibit HIV-1 replication to the same extent as d4T and d4TMP in MT-4 cells, as well as in CEM/0 cells and CEM/TK(-) cells. The data suggests that these d4T polyphosphate derivatives are hydrolyzed to d4T and rephosphorylated to d4TTP before exerting their antiviral activity.
    Chemistry & Biodiversity 10/2012; 9(10):2186-94. · 1.81 Impact Factor
  • Shiqiong Yang, Fen-Er Chen, Erik De Clercq
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    ABSTRACT: Numerous structurally different non-nucleoside compounds have been evaluated for their inhibitory effects against HIV replication, in which DABO derivatives, bearing the dihydro-alkoxyl-benzyl-oxopyrimidine scaffold, have been identified as a particular class of non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs). The S-DABO, NH-DABO, -N-DABO, DATNO and DACO analogs represent various structural chemical modifications of the substituents on C2, C6 and C5 of the pyrimidine ring to obtain potentially higher potency and lower cytotoxicity. This review article describes the recent progress of the chemical modifications and structure-activity relationship studies of DABO derivatives and provides new clues for the design of new DABO congeners.
    Current Medicinal Chemistry 01/2012; 19(2):152-62. · 4.07 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The anti-HIV activity of nucleoside analogues is highly related to their substrate specificity for cellular and viral kinase and, as triphosphate, for HIV-RT. A series of phosphoramidate d4T derivatives have been synthesized and evaluated as substrates for HIV-1 RT, and also tested for their in vitro anti-HIV activity. Compounds 2 and 4 are able to inhibit HIV-1 replication to the same extent as d4T and d4TMP in MT-4 cells as well as in CEM/0 cells and CEM/TK(-) cells. The data suggests that these phosphoramidates are hydrolysed to d4T before exerting their antiviral activity.
    Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry 11/2011; 10(1):146-53. · 3.57 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A series of sulf(on)ate and phosph(on)ate amino acid phosphoramidate analogues of deoxynucleotides were synthesized as potential substrates for HIV-1 reverse transcriptase. Taurine, L-cysteic acid, 3-phosphono-L-alanine, O-sulfonato-L-serine, and O-phospho-L-serine were investigated as leaving groups in an enzyme catalyzed DNA synthesis protocol. Among these analogues, the phosphonate congener performed best and 3-phosphono-L-alanine can be considered as an excellent mimic of the pyrophosphate (PPi) moiety of deoxyadenosine triphosphate, to be used in enzymatic synthesis of nucleic acids. During a single nucleotide incorporation assay the use of 3-phosphono-L-Ala-dAMP as substrate resulted in 95% conversion to a P + 1 strand in 60 min at 50 μM (a concentration 10 times less than found for L-Asp-dAMP) and with improved incorporation kinetics and less stalling. For the sequences investigated, the efficiency of the incorporation is base dependent and decreases in the order (A ≥ T = G > C). In all cases, the incorporation follows Watson-Crick rules.
    Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry 01/2011; 9(1):111-9. · 3.57 Impact Factor
  • Shiqiong Yang, Piet Herdewijn
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    ABSTRACT: Nucleoside triphosphate mimetics, which are substrates for polymerases, can be used in the enzymatic synthesis of nucleic acids. Alternatively, they might also become reversible or irreversible enzyme inhibitors. In order to analyze the effects of 5'-phosphoramidate modification of deoxynucleotide in DNA synthesis, 3-phosphono-L-Ala-dNMP (N = A, T, or G) were evaluated as substrates of HIV-1 RT, Vent (exo(-)), and Therminator polymerase, respectively. The DNA-dependent DNA polymerase activity is significantly higher for Vent exo(-) polymerase than for HIV-1 RT, which is reflected by the capacity of Vent exo(-) polymerase to efficiently synthesize DNA without stalling effects. In addition, Vent (exo(-)) polymerase proved to be more accurate than Therminator polymerase, based on Watson-Crick base-pairing. The optimal yield (88%-97%) of full-length elongation can be obtained in 60 minutes by Vent (exo(-)) polymerase at 0.025 U/μL, with the phosphoramidate analogues as substrates. These data led us to conclude that the optimal pyrophosphate mimetic for the enzyme-catalyzed synthesis of DNA is polymerase dependent.
    Nucleosides Nucleotides &amp Nucleic Acids 01/2011; 30(7-8):597-608. · 0.71 Impact Factor
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    Shiqiong Yang, Roger Busson, Piet Herdewijn
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    ABSTRACT: The synthesis of N-methyl-d-ribopyranuronamide nucleosides is described. The key route is the rearrangement of a 1,2-O-isopropylidene protected furanose sugar with a carboxamide function in the 4-position to a ribopyranuronamide ring. The Lewis acid catalyzed condensation of adenine and thymine nucleobases with the per-O-acetylated N-methyl-d-ribopyranuronamide sugar is used to give the target nucleosides as a mixture of the α and β anomers. The mixture was separated and the final compounds were obtained by deacetylation in basic conditions.
    Tetrahedron. 01/2008; 64(43):10062-10067.