Synthesis and testing of 2α-Modified 1α,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3 analogues with a double side chain: Marked cell differentiation activity

Yoshitomo Suhara, Atsushi Kittaka, Seishi Kishimoto, Martin J. Calverley, Toshie Fujishima, Nozomi Saito, Takayuki Sugiura, Keizo Waku, Hiroaki Takayama

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The 2α-methyl-, 2α-(3-hydroxypropyl)-, and 2α-(3-hydroxypropoxy)-derivatives of the 'double side chain' analogue of 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 were synthesized using Trost A-ring/CD-ring connective strategy. Regarding the requisite A-ring building blocks, a new, high yield and stereoselective route to the 2α-methyl compound starting from D-glucose was developed. All three new analogues showed potent HL-60 cancer cell differentiation activity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3255-3258
Number of pages4
JournalBioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Nov 18


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Molecular Biology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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