Special Issue "Synthesis of Nucleosides, Nucleotides and Their Derivatives"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2013)
Prof. Dr. Carlo Siciliano (Website)
Department of Pharmacy, Health and Nutritional Sciences, University of Calabria, I-87036 Arcavacata di Rende, Italy
Interests: synthesis of biomolecules and their analogues; amino acid and peptide chemistry; modification of natural amino acids; chiral templates; design and synthesis of protease inhibitors; steroid chemistry
Nucleosides, nucleotides and their synthetic analogues have been proposed for the diagnostic control and the therapeutic treatment of different kinds of grave pathologies which are related to viral infections and to many types of cancer. The history of these classes of compounds is certainly characterized by their wide biological and pharmaceutical potentialities, while a critical and key role has been played by the plethora of synthetic methodologies developed, time by time, for the preparation on non-natural analogues. A good number of compounds featuring modified heterocycles as nucleobases and/or sugar moieties, and phosphorylated frames showing high similarities with respect to those found in natural congeners, are now available. The scope of this Special Issue is to collect the most recent acquisitions and state of the art concerning chemical procedures used in the design and structural characterization of nucleosides, nucleotides and their modified analogues, corroborated by the results obtained from biological tests. This Special Issue will focus on all aspects regarding the description of new synthetic approaches and methodologies which can usefully be applied to modification of nucleobases, sugar moieties and phosphodiester linkages. Research papers and reviews dealing with the presented fields are welcome for the preparation of this Special Issue of Molecules.
Prof. Dr. Carlo Siciliano
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- modified analogues
- nucleobases modification
- sugar moiety modification
- phosphorylation methods
- nucleic acid building blocks
- biological activity
- anticancer action
- antiviral action
- enzyme Inhibition
- diagnostic potentialities