A number of variations and derivatives of BAU (5‐benzylacyclouridine) and BBAU (5‐benzyloxybenzylacy‐clouridine), potent inhibitors of uridine phosphorylase were synthesized for evaluation as potential cancer chemotherapeutic agents. (“Acyclo” = 2′‐hydroxymethoxymethyl‐). These included a modification of the methylene group at N‐1, esters of the terminal hydroxyl of the acyclo group, and extension of the benzyl chain at position 5 of the uracil base. BBBAU was a very good potentiator of FUdR in cell culture.
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