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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

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Animals; Aphidicolin; Cricetinae; Cricetulus; DNA Polymerase II; Deoxycytosine Nucleotides; Diterpenes; Female; Fibroblasts; Hela Cells; Ovary


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17-Acetylaphidicolin was 10-fold weaker and two derivatives lacking hydroxyl groups at the 16 and 17 positions were 100-fold weaker than aphidicolin as inhibitors of DNA polymerase alpha from HeLa and Chinese hamster ovary cells. 17,18-Diacetyl, 3,17,18-triacetyl and 3-epi derivatives of aphidicolin were inactive. Active compounds were, like aphidicolin, competitive with dCTP and did not inhibit aphidicolin-resistant DNA polymerases.

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Citation: Nucleic Acids Res. 1988 Jun 10;16(11):5107-13.

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Nucleic acids research

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