A series of conjugates combining a pyrimidine and a quinolone moiety were designed and synthesized. The assay results show that these compounds demonstrate both anti-RT activity and anti-IN activity and therefore provide a useful scaffold for identifying inhibitors with balanced dual activities.
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This research was supported by the Center for Drug Design at the University of Minnesota. We thank Dr. Eric Bennett for discussion, Dr. Christine Salomon for IN assay, and Christine Dreis for RT assay. We also thank Roger Ptak at Southern Research Institute for cell-based assay and Dr. Robert Craigie of NIH for the integrase plasmid.
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- Rational design
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